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Resources for Municipalities

Mass Cultural Council – the state arts agency – is charged with bolstering the Commonwealth’s creative & cultural sector.

Our efforts:

  • Advance economic vitality
  • Support transformational change
  • Celebrate, preserve, and inspire creativity across all communities

The Agency pursues its mission through a wide range of grants, initiatives, and advocacy for artists, communities, organizations, and schools.

Our work intersects most directly with cities and towns through our Local Cultural Council Program and Cultural Districts Initiative. There are also a number of grant programs to which municipalities can apply.

WATCH: MMA webinar reviews how communities can promote arts, culture (5/28/24) – slide deck


  • Local Cultural Council Municipal Guide for Mayors, Councilors, Selectmen, and Managers
  • Local Cultural Council Municipal Guide for Financial Committees and Financial Staff

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