Last year, the Cultural Facilities Fund invested $9.27M in the planning and development of cultural buildings in Massachusetts. Take a look at the 2019 Annual Report to learn more about the economic impact of the Fund.
Check out recent episodes of Creative Minds Out Loud, Mass Cultural Council's podcast, featuring:
- Kate Gilbert of Now + There
- Vijay Mathew of HowlRound Theater Commons
- Heather Cook of Three Match Creations
This fiscal year Mass Cultural Council is investing $1.15 million into classrooms across the Commonwealth with 283 grants to support creative learning through the arts, humanities, and sciences for Massachusetts’ students.
A pilot round of grants have been awarded to organizations participating in our Foster Families Pilot Program which supports programming that connects youth and families in the foster care system to cultural opportunities in Western Massachusetts.
Today Governor Baker released a budget for FY21 that proposes an investment of $16.3M for the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Mass Cultural Council, representing a 9.455% funding reduction from FY20.
Today Mass Cultural Council and Massachusetts Health Connector joined state and local leaders, cultural organizations, and public health officials in Amherst to celebrate an innovative new partnership and launch ConnectorCare Card to Culture.
Inside an unassuming Victorian-era building, just west of downtown Holyoke, is one of the nation’s most distinctive creative community development initiatives: The Care Center. It is an example of what can happen when culture and creativity form the foundation to dismantle systemic barriers for individuals, as well as communities.
A powerful argument for robust public investment in arts and culture has been made this week, albeit unintentionally, with a recent high-profile suggestion that cultural sites in the Middle East could be in potential danger.
The best advice I’ve ever been given came in a very small package: a sentence of only two words, no adornment in the form of adjectives, adverbs, clauses or prepositions. A tiny sentence containing a philosophy, a framework and a call to action.
The Mass Cultural Council is happy to report that in early 2020 a new grant program, the Gaming Mitigation Program, will go live, due to recent legislative action.