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Cultural Districts


Mass Cultural Council, in partnership with other state and regional agencies, has identified programs and resources that benefit cultural districts.

The following is a partial list of programs and services available for the benefit, success and sustainability of cultural districts:

By State Agency/Organization

Mass Cultural Council


Cultural Facilities Fund: Construction grants and technical assistance for a range of cultural facilities.

Artist Space Resources: Connect with existing spaces or seek help in thinking through the process of finding, financing, and developing your own space.

Local Cultural Council Program: Grassroots cultural funding supporting community-based projects.

Festivals & Projects: Grants to organizations to support public activities incorporating the arts, humanities, or sciences.

CultureRx: We see culture as a necessary ingredient for public health, one that is often neglected or underappreciated. The CultureRx Initiative aims to change that.

BIPOC-Centered Organization Self-Identification: to help further the Agency’s understanding of organizations working in the cultural community and ensure BIPOC constituents are being more equitably served.

Card to Culture: Along with our interagency partners, we are improving health and well-being through cultural participation.

Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD)

Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC)

Formerly known as the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

Mass Humanities

Contact: Katherine Stevens

  • Grant Opportunities
    • Expand Massachusetts Stories – Open Track and Advancing Equity Track
    • Reading Frederick Douglass Together
    • Staffing Recovery

Massachusetts Historical Commission

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

*BONUS Content*

Arts In Transportation Strategy Sampler provided by NASAA

Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

*BONUS Content*

Rapid Recovery Program Tourism & Hospitality Toolkit



Department of Conservation and Recreation

By Topic Area

Equity & Access

Policy & Planning

Creative Community/Cultural Placekeeping & Public Art

Community Engagement

Marketing & Data

Mass Cultural Council’s “What is a Cultural District?” Marketing Video

Sustainability/Nonprofit Resources

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