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Card to Culture


Find Participating Organizations

Card to Culture provides EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders free or steeply discounted admission to a variety of arts, humanities, and science organizations across the Commonwealth. Check out the list of participating organizations in your area:

About Card to Culture

Mass Cultural Council is proud to partner with the Department of Transitional Assistance, Massachusetts Health Connector, and the Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program on Card to Culture, the nation’s most comprehensive effort to expand cultural access for low-income and working families.

Organizations that run cultural programming voluntarily offer free access or steeply discounted rates to EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer), WIC (Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program), and/or ConnectorCare health insurance cardholders. They also receive training, communications, and policy support from Mass Cultural Council. At the same time, the partner agencies administering these cards promote participating organizations to their constituencies.

  • Organizations that do not run cultural programs—but work directly with low-income populations—participate by promoting the program to their constituencies.
  • Individual EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders do not need to apply to participate. They are eligible to receive these discounts (as linked in the previous sentence) when they visit a participating organization.

All organizations supported by Mass Cultural Council are encouraged to participate in this voluntary program. There are many working examples for museums, performing arts organizations, membership-based organizations, schools, etc. (For example, hear about Boston’s Children’s Museum’s experience with offering EBT card discounts.)

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