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FY23 Grant Opportunities (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023)

Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Organizations

2 visitors in a gallery at Peabody Essex Museum

OPENS: August 8, 2022
DEADLINE: September 28, 2022
NEW in FY23! This one-time pandemic recovery program provides unrestricted grants ranging from $5,000 to $75,000 for Massachusetts cultural organizations, collectives, and businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Individuals

OPENS: August 2022
DEADLINE: November 1, 2022
NEW in FY23! This one-time pandemic recovery program provides unrestricted grants of $5,000 for artists, creatives, culture bearers, and gig workers to support recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Local Cultural Council Program

Lowell Folk Festival

OPENS: September 1, 2022
DEADLINE: October 19, 2022
Every community in Massachusetts is served by a Local Cultural Council (LCC), led by municipally appointed volunteers who administer an annual grant program to support local cultural projects. Grant amounts vary and applications are submitted directly to each LCC.

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STARS Residencies

Youth program at Central Square Theater

OPENS: September 28, 2022
DEADLINE: October 25, 2022
Residencies that bring students and teachers together with practicing artists, scientists, and scholars to create rich cultural experiences in Massachusetts K-12 classrooms. Schools, individuals, and cultural organizations are eligible to apply. Residences must last a minimum of three days. Grants range from $2,500 to $6,100.

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Gaming Mitigation

Mobile hanging in window of RAW Art Works

OPENS: October 19, 2022
DEADLINE: December 8, 2022
This program, which we administer at the direction of the Legislature, provides funding to Massachusetts nonprofit and municipal performing arts centers competing with casino venues to book and host touring shows and artists.

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Festivals & Projects

photo of performer on stage holding a mic and wearing a yellow shirt, smiling over a crowd of standing audience members. A large tile mural is in the background.

OPENS: April 25, 2023
DEADLINE: June 8, 2023
$2,500 grants to organizations to support cultural projects, programs, or festivals that provide community and/or public benefit.

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Cultural Facilities Fund

Gallery inside the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute

OPENS: October 13, 2022
DEADLINE: February 2, 2023
Grants to support the acquisition, design, repair, rehabilitation, renovation, expansion, or construction of nonprofit cultural facilities. Nonprofit cultural organizations, municipalities, and colleges or universities that own or lease cultural facilities are eligible to apply. Grants range from $7,000 to $200,000. Managed in partnership with MassDevelopment.

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