Check out recent episodes of
Creative Minds Out Loud, Mass Cultural Council's podcast, featuring:
Doneeca Thurston of Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts
Andy Short, formerly of Improbable Players
Dell Marie Hamilton, artist, writer, and curator
Dr. Deborah Buccino and Adrien Conklin, BSN RN of MACONY Pediatrics
Local Cultural Councils practice engagement in ways that are responsive to their specific communities. Here are some tips and examples.
Mass Cultural Council to Administer Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Program in Partnership with Baker-Polito Administration's Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
Legislature Invests $18.2M into Cultural Sector through Mass Cultural Council
A summary of what we heard at our Fall listening sessions
Mass Cultural Council has received a level funding recommendation - equal to $18.2M and consistent with the House’s FY21 recommendation.
Cultural Organizations Report $484M in Lost Revenue, Artists Cite $20M in Lost Revenue, More than 30K Cultural Jobs Impacted by Pandemic Since March
For Mass Cultural Council to receive a level funding recommendation during a global pandemic that has financially devastated the economy – including our cultural sector – is truly significant.
Through our CYD Community calls, the field has shared their experiences with funders and identified areas where they could use more support.
Pending necessary approvals on Beacon Hill, the Commonwealth stands poised to make a $69.3M investment of new public funds into the cultural sector through Mass Cultural Council.