The Mass Cultural Council today announced finalists for the 2019 Commonwealth Awards, which honor exceptional achievement in the arts, humanities, and sciences.
More than 100 leaders from arts and cultural organizations gathered at the Boston Children’s Museum February 27 to celebrate the extraordinary success of the EBT Card to Culture, an innovative new program that opens doors to culture for residents of limited financial means.
Organizational support. The term is synonymous with those hard-to-find, but never enough, unrestricted operating funds. Funds that help the organization deliver on its mission by paying salaries, rent, the electric bill, and the all-important toilet paper order.
In November 2016, I relocated to the Greater Boston area from Dayton, OH just days after the Presidential election. As I reflect upon my first few days, months, and years in Boston, I was always asked “where do you live” or “where are you from?”
In 2018, Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF) awarded $9.3 million to cultural organizations in Massachusetts to support the maintenance and development of buildings. Take a look at the 2018 Annual Report to learn more about the economic impact of the Fund.
A homeless man is curled up asleep on the grate by the theater. He’s there every night. Addicts hang out in the alley by the stage door. Theatergoers look away as they pass, annoyed by the intrusion on their lovely evening. Mandy Precious works at the theater. She doesn’t look away. She invites them in.
Mass Cultural Council is honored to announce the 2019 Artist Fellowship awards in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. Sixteen artists will receive fellowships of $15,000, and 15 artists plus one collaborative duo will receive $1,000 finalist awards.
Check out recent episodes of Creative Minds Out Loud, Mass Cultural Council's podcast, featuring:
- Evelyn Francis of the Theater Offensive
- Matthias Waschek of the Worcester Art Museum
- Reverend Steve Ayres of the Old North Church
Governor Charlie Baker released a state budget proposal today that would invest $16.1 million in the arts, humanities, and sciences through Mass Cultural Council for the coming fiscal year. The Governor’s proposal would maintain current cultural funding levels for Fiscal Year 2020, which begins July 1.
From September 2016 to August 2018, Mass Cultural Council and The Klarman Family Foundation piloted a two-year program focused on music educators and teaching artists from across Massachusetts.