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Contact: Bethann Steiner
Phone: 617-858-2720

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Teléfono: 617-858-2738


May 25, 2023
Nina Fialkow Concludes 7-Year Tenure as Mass Cultural Council Chair

May 16, 2023
Mass Cultural Council & MassDevelopment Celebrate 94 New Cultural Facilities Fund Awards Totaling $7.66 Million

April 13, 2023
A Major Milestone: Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture Program Surpasses One Million Admissions

March 29, 2023
Mass Cultural Council Awards 740 Cultural Projects, Programs & Festivals $1.85M in Grant Support

March 22, 2023
Mass Cultural Council Approves New Cultural Districts in Cummington & Lexington

February 21, 2023
Mass Cultural Council Awards $3.74M in Gaming Mitigation Assistance to 43 Performing Arts Centers

February 15, 2023
Mass Cultural Council Celebrates $51 Million in Cultural Sector Pandemic Recovery Grants

February 2, 2023
Mark Snyder Appointed to the Mass Cultural Council

January 26, 2023
Mass Cultural Council Approves Two New Cultural Districts on Cape Cod

January 13, 2023
Mass Cultural Council Announces $1.4M Investment Supporting Creative Learning

January 6, 2023
Mass Cultural Council Awards $750,000 to 50 Cultural Districts across the Commonwealth

November 18, 2022
Governor Baker Appoints Dr. Barbara Krauthamer to the Mass Cultural Council

October 18, 2022
15 New Cultural Facilities Fund Grants Announced at Battleship Cove in Fall River

September 26, 2022
Mass Cultural Council Receives National Award for Leadership in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

August 25, 2022
Mass Cultural Council Adopts $85M Spending Plan

August 8, 2022
Mass Cultural Council Launches Two Historic COVID Recovery Grant Opportunities

May 31, 2022
$800,000 Awarded to 92 Massachusetts Artists Specializing in Drawing/Printmaking, Fiction/Creative Fiction & Painting

May 16, 2022
Over $13M Awarded to 115 Cultural Facilities Projects Statewide

May 3, 2022
Mass Cultural Council Awards $975,000 for Pandemic Recovery to 51 AAPI Organizations  

Apr. 25, 2022
New COVID Impact Data Outlines Ongoing Financial Hardships Across Cultural Sector

Apr. 15, 2022
Mass Cultural Council Awards $271,500 to 181 Spring/Summer Community Festivals

Mar. 21, 2022
Mass Cultural Council Launches 6th COVID-19 Cultural Sector Impact Survey

Feb. 24, 2022
Mass Cultural Council Grants $352,500 to Cultural Districts for Rebuilding and Renewal Efforts

Feb. 15, 2022
Mass Cultural Council Awards $3.7M in Gaming Mitigation Assistance to 39 Performing Arts Centers

Feb. 10, 2022
176 Cultural Organizations Receive $431,000 in Mass Cultural Council Projects Grants

Feb. 8, 2022
Mass Cultural Council Celebrates Artistic Achievement and Creative Ability in Choreography, Poetry & Traditional Arts

Feb. 3, 2022
AAPI Arts & Culture Pandemic Recovery Grants Available from Mass Cultural Council

Jan. 13, 2022
Mass Cultural Council Awards more than $1.5M to Programs Serving Massachusetts Youth

Jan. 11, 2022
Mass Cultural Council Seeks Public Input on Cultural Sector COVID Relief

Dec. 20, 2021
Mass Cultural Council Grants Nearly $150K to 99 Fall/Winter Community Festivals Statewide

Dec. 15, 2021
Mass Cultural Council Invests $1.2M Into Creative Learning

Oct. 20, 2021
$1.25M Awarded to 12 Cultural Facilities Projects, 2022 Cultural Facilities Fund Applications Now Available

Sept. 30, 2021
Mass Cultural Council Grants Available for Artists & Organizations

Aug. 30, 2021
9 Cultural Districts Redesignated

Aug. 24, 2021
Mass Cultural Council to Invest Nearly $29M into Cultural Sector

July 1, 2021
State Panel Calls for $575M in COVID Relief for Cultural Sector

May 24, 2021
75 New Artist Fellows and Finalists Awarded

May 19, 2021
Gov. Baker Appoints Che Anderson to Mass Cultural Council Board

May 18, 2021
Bedford and Boston Little Saigon Cultural Districts Approved

May 13, 2021
$9.1M State Investment into Cultural Facilities Approved

May 11, 2021
Arts & Culture in Line to Receive Record State Investment in FY22

Apr. 14, 2021
House Budget Committee Approves Mass Cultural Council’s FY22 $20M Request

Mar. 29, 2021
Power of Culture Advocacy Campaign Launched for 2021-2022

Mar. 8, 2021
One Year Later: Cultural Sector in Economic Crisis Due to Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Jan. 8, 2021
Agency Spending Plan Invests $16.6M in Cultural Sector

Jan. 6, 2021
$10M in COVID Relief Granted to Cultural Nonprofits

Dec. 18, 2020
Mass Cultural Council Names Michael J. Bobbitt Next Executive Director

Nov. 19, 2020
New $10M Grant Program Provides State Cultural Organizations COVID Relief

Nov. 9, 2020
Survey Shows Continued Staggering Impacts of COVID-19 on State’s Cultural Sector

Nov. 5, 2020
House Ways & Means FY21 Budget Recommendation Invests $18.2M into the Cultural Sector

Oct. 8, 2020
New Round of Cultural Facilities Fund Grants Available

July 16, 2020
Survey Reveals Significant Impact of COVID-19 on Cultural Sector

June 18, 2020
Council Approves 50th State-Designated Cultural District

May 21, 2020
$3.34M Awarded in First Round of Gaming Mitigation Grants

May 14, 2020
$9.3M State Investment in Cultural Facilities Authorized Today

April 29, 2020
Federal CARES Act Funds to Support Creative Youth Development Programs Across MA

April 28, 2020
Mass Cultural Council Awards $272,000 from COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals

April 15, 2020
MA Cultural Organizations Report More than a Quarter Billion in Revenue Loss and 1000s of Jobs Impacted by COVID-19

April 8, 2020
Two COVID-19 Relief Programs Approved

March 24, 2020
Early Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on MA Cultural Sector

March 5, 2020
Executive Director Anita Walker to Retire June 30, 2020

January 27, 2020
Mass Cultural Council Investing $1.15M to Spur Creative Learning Statewide

January 22, 2020
Governor’s Budget Cuts Funding for the Arts, Humanities & Sciences

January 17, 2020
ConnectorCare Card to Culture Launched in Amherst

December 4, 2019
ConnectorCare Card to Culture Links Massachusetts’ Health and Cultural Sectors

August 28, 2019
New Spending Plan Will Invest $16.5 Million in Culture across the Commonwealth

July 31, 2019
Governor Baker Signs State Budget Boosting Cultural Funding by $2M

July 22, 2019
Mass Legislature Approves Budget Boosting Cultural Funding by $2M

May 23, 2019
Good News for Culture from the Senate

May 16, 2019
$9.27 Million in New Capital Funds Awarded to Support Mass Cultural Economy

May 7, 2019
Senate Panel Proposes $17M for Arts, Humanities & Sciences in Latest Budget Plan

April 29, 2019
On to the Senate: Mass Cultural Council Seeks $18M Budget for Arts, Humanities, & Sciences

April 10, 2019
House Committee Proposes $533K Budget Increase for Arts, Humanities, & Sciences

March 21, 2019
Spending Update

March 6, 2019
Announcing the 2019 Commonwealth Awards Finalists

January 23, 2019
Governor’s Budget Proposes Level Funding for Mass Cultural Council

January 17, 2019
Creative STARS: Investing Nearly $1M for Arts, Humanities, & Science Learning in Schools

November 6, 2018
Folklore Luminaries Honor Mass Folklorist with Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

September 6, 2018
New Spending Plan Will Invest $14 Million in Culture Across the Commonwealth

July 31, 2018
Legislature Votes by Wide Margins to Sustain Budget Increase for Culture

July 18, 2018
Legislature Approves State Budget that Boosts Cultural Funding by $2M

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