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Mass Cultural Council's Case Statement for Increased Public Investment in Arts & Culture

Cover image for The Mass Cultural Council has released a case statement on the benefits of arts and cultural funding to the state’s economy, communities, and the education of our young people – and what long-term reinvestment in Mass Cultural Council's work can accomplish. We will be sharing these updated figures with the Massachusetts legislature this budget season along with our FY19 budget request.

"This is the power of culture." Booklet




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Mass Cultural Council FY19 Budget Request Totals $17 Million

The Mass Cultural Council seeks a state appropriation of $17 million for FY19, a $3 million increase from the current fiscal year. The agency will put these funds to work toward a Commonwealth where:

  • Culture elevates the quality of life and well-being of all communities
  • Culture drives growth and opportunity through the creative economy
  • Culture is inclusive, equitable, and embraces our diversity
  • Culture empowers a new generation through creative youth development and education

Read complete FY19 budget request (PDF).

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Learn More About Your State Elected Officials

Who are they? What are their priorities? How can arts and culture help them achieve their public policy goals?

Contact Mass Cultural Council's Communications Director Greg Liakos to share your stories of how arts and culture are making your community a better place, or to request information or assistance.

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