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?
An overwhelming, bipartisan majority of state legislators voted to override a veto of a budget increase to the Mass Cultural Council for the new fiscal year. The overrides set the agency’s FY19 state appropriation at $16 million, ensuring increased investment in nonprofit cultural organizations, communities, artists, school and youth programs statewide.
Today the state Legislature approved a final budget for the new fiscal year that boosts funding for the arts, humanities, and sciences through Mass Cultural Council by $2 million.
Check out recent episodes of Creative Minds Out Loud, Mass Cultural Council's podcast, featuring:
- Susan Wissler of The Mount
- Edmund Barry Gaither of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
- Tina D’Agostino of the Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation
The process of making custom tallises reveals the power they hold as personal and ritual objects for religious Jews.
A day visiting the filming of 'In the Tradition', a studio show he writes and hosts at Arlington Community Media, Inc.
Videos from our concert “Hiding in Plain Sight: Folk Masters of Massachusetts”
Patricia James-Perry and her children are highly-skilled artists whose work draws inspiration from the skills and craftsmanship of their Wampanoag ancestors.
Showcase concert featuring the excellence and diversity of music and dance traditions thriving in Massachusetts.