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Culture enriches.

There is no community without culture: it defines our understanding of the world, provides us with a shared language, and creates meaningful connections between people, places, and institutions. More specifically, culture enriches the quality of life and well-being of individuals and families across Massachusetts. That’s why we support Local Cultural Councils, festival organizers, Cultural Districts, and artists and nonprofit cultural organizations to deliver powerful cultural experiences to everyone in our communities.


Cultural Districts

An initiative to allow communities to create state-sponsored cultural districts to stimulate new arts and cultural activity and attract creative businesses

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Festivals

Grants to help festival programmers meet the needs of producing, promoting, and developing audiences

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CultureRx Initiative

A Mass Cultural Council initiative that advances the role of culture as a protective factor for the health of everyone in the Commonwealth

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Projects

One-year project grants for specific, eligible, public programming (not for general operating support). Cultural Districts and Local Cultural Councils that do their own cultural programs are able to apply if they meet the other eligibility requirements

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Gateway

Two-year operating support grants, designed to be the entry, or gateway, into the Cultural Investment Portfolio. Cultural Districts and Local Cultural Councils that do their own cultural programs are able to apply if they meet the other eligibility requirements

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Cultural Facilities Fund

Nonprofit cultural organizations and municipalities that own cultural facilities may be eligible to apply for Cultural Facilities Fund grants

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