Culture elevates the quality of life and well-being in our communities. It is also vital to a “Sense of Place,” our deepest connections to the places where we live, work, and visit. Watch Giles Li, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Executive Director, discuss "A Sense of Place" at the Mass Cultural Council Institute earlier this year.
As a new and growing network for building the career capacities and connections of arts administrators of color, ArtsBoston’s Network for Arts Administrators of Color (NAAC Boston) is launching a new initiative with Mass Cultural Council’s support designed to elevate professionals of color.
Check out recent episodes of Creative Minds Out Loud, Mass Cultural Council's podcast, featuring:
- Jay Calderin of Boston Fashion Week
- Christina Turner and Sarah Rose of New Bedford Whaling Museum
- Benjamin Forman of the Gateway Cities Innovation Institute at MassINC
Mass Cultural Council is currently accepting applications for 2019 Artist Fellowships. You can apply now for Fellowships in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018.
Who is invited to come through your front door? Is hospitality ever a radical act? How does an organization go above and beyond architectural legislation? How can accessibility be affordable? Register for one of these information sessions.
Check out upcoming grant opportunities for schools and educators.
The Mass Cultural Council released a spending plan for the new fiscal year that will invest more than $14 million in a range of grant programs, services, and initiatives to support the arts, humanities, and sciences in communities across Massachusetts.
On a recent August day, students gathered around a piano on a stage at Lawrence High School. They were rehearsing the forthcoming production of “West Side Story,” written by a composer born just a few blocks away almost exactly a century ago.
We conducted a series of 13 regional meetings across the state this summer as a follow up to the Mass Cultural Council Institute held in March 2018. The meetings gave us an opportunity to convene cities and towns by region to talk about our new strategic plan and Power of Culture messaging platform.
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we asked artists working in multiple disciplines, If you could deliver one message to yourself as a younger artist, what would it be?