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.
This year, Mass Cultural Council will invest nearly $1 million across 243 schools statewide with grants that support creative learning through the arts, humanities, and sciences, for students of all ages.
Mass Cultural Council is proud to award 15 new Amplify grants for 2019 totaling $15,000. Directed to projects designed and executed by young people in programs receiving YouthReach or SerHacer funding, Amplify furthers the Commonwealth’s investment in youth leadership and empowerment.
Our monthly Fellows Notes shares the latest news from current and past Artist Fellows and Finalists.
We are on the front lines of a war on poverty. Not necessarily a shortage of material wealth, although its distribution in America is both a consequence and contributor to the current distress. The poverty our field confronts every day is that which Robert Kennedy confronted while running for President in 1968. He contrasted the wealth represented in the nation’s gross national product with the wealth necessary to sustain a democracy and make life worth living.
Congratulations to the Fall/Winter grantees from our Festivals Program! Celebrate the vibrancy of our communities at these festivals - and more - throughout the season.
Local Cultural Councils Reimagine Their Role in Community-wide Planning