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