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Core to the mission of the Mass Cultural Council is our role as advocate on behalf of the arts, humanities, and sciences. As an independent state agency we work to ensure that culture has a voice in the most important decisions facing our Commonwealth and its communities.

Our advocacy is manifested primarily through the annual state budget process, when Mass Cultural Council leads the effort to secure resources for the work of our nonprofit organizations, communities, artists, and educators. In this we work with key allies like MASSCreative, Mass Humanities, Mass Artists Leaders Coalition, and thousands of organizations and individuals statewide. We also work to ensure the future of the Mass Cultural Facilities Fund through bonding legislation and the annual state capital program overseen by the Governor.

How You Can Advocate

  1. Join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


  2. Check out the latest research on the impact of the arts, humanities, and sciences:

    Mass Cultural Council Case Statement

    Latest study from National Endowment for the Arts (Mass was among the 13 fastest-growing states for arts and cultural industries.)

    American’s for the Arts’ Arts and Economic Prosperity 5

  3. Learn more about the advocacy campaigns led by MASSCreative.


  4. Learn More About Your State Elected Officials

    Who are they? What are their priorities? How can arts and culture help them achieve their public policy goals?



    House of Representatives

  5. Contact Mass Cultural Council’s Communications Manager Carmen Plazas to share your stories of how arts and culture are making your community a better place, or to request information or assistance.


Resources to Support Your Advocacy

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