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Our cultural life thrives because of the work of countless arts, humanities, and sciences organizations across the Commonwealth. Programs and initiatives like the Cultural Facilities Fund, Universal Participation, and EBT Card to Culture have been designed to help such organizations innovate, take on new challenges, and expand access to previously underserved audiences. We invest in ambition and imagination, with returns that improve our quality of life, create economic opportunity, and engage more people in cultural expression.

AAPI Arts & Culture COVID-19 Recovery Program

A one-year program, established and funded through a legislative earmark in the FY22 state budget, intended to uplift and provide financial assistance to AAPI arts and culture organizations that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Grants and resources to help festival programmers meet the needs of producing, promoting, and developing audiences.

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Festivals Toolkit

A guide for improving audience development and engagement, a project between Mass Cultural Council and ArtsBoston.

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Mass Humanities

Grants to support programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines, primarily to deepen public understanding of current social, political, and economic issues, thereby enhancing and improving civic life

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Racial Equity Work

Mass Cultural Council is working to invest financial, programmatic, and informational resources equitably.

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