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Our cultural life thrives because of the work of countless arts, humanities, and sciences organizations across the Commonwealth. Programs like the Cultural Facilities Fund, Universal Participation, and 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 participation.

Festivals & Projects

Grants of $2,500 for organizations to fund activities that provide public benefit using the arts, humanities, or sciences.

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Gaming Mitigation Fund

Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit and municipal performing arts centers to spend on touring shows or touring artist fees

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Useful Links

A standing list of links showcasing some of the funding, services, and resources available to support the dynamic work of creative and cultural organizations

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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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New England Foundation for the Art’s free, online cultural directory, CreativeGround, connects you with creative New England. Search, create a profile, and connect today.

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Cultural Investment Portfolio

The Cultural Investment Portfolio provides general operating support to almost 350 nonprofit organizations that enrich Massachusetts’ cultural life

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