Grant Programs include
Cultural Councils, representing the largest grassroots network of arts support in the nation. These organizations fund school field trips to arts museums, plays, and historic sites, afterschool programs, workshops, free performances, and festivals. The councils are comprised of more than 2,300 volunteers who represent a cross-section of their communities; they are artists, business leaders, lawyers, librarians, homemakers, parents, and teachers.
A Festivals Program providing funding to help festival programmers meet the needs of producing, promoting, and developing audiences.
Direct support for nearly 400 outstanding nonprofit
arts, humanities, and science organizations that are
the foundation our state’s rich cultural life. Our Cultural
Investment Portfolio provides critical operating
support that helps them more effectively serve their
Facilities Fund grants also provide vital support
to allow these organizations to repair, restore, and
expand the buildings where the creative work takes place.
Additionally, Mass Cultural Council's Artist
Fellowships recognize the unique contribution made
by artists to the cultural vitality of the Commonwealth.
In addition to grants, Mass Cultural Council works
to elevate the role of arts and culture in community
life through the following:
Districts Initiative builds on this work by giving cities and towns new tools and resources to strengthen local economies by focusing on culturally rich downtowns and neighborhoods.
For years we have partnered with MassINC
to advance the fortunes of Massachusetts’
Gateway Cities by building the capacity of local
cultural networks. And we work with other arts funders
like the Boston Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts
to help strengthen nonprofit cultural institutions through
training and online education.
Communities are further supported through Mass Cultural Council’s
various online services such as ArtSake,
hireCulture.org, and SpaceFinder Mass.