Cultural Facilities Funds Awarded
Recently, the MassDevelopment Board of Directors approved $9.3 million in grants to 91 Massachusetts institutions to help maintain, repair and rebuild their cultural facilities. These grants, allocated through the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Cultural Facilities Fund, helps preserve many of the state’s cultural treasures — from Pittsfield to Boston. The Cultural Facilities Fund projects impact broader communities by creating vibrant local attractions and stimulating economic activity. Since 2006 the MCC has allocated $91.9 million to 380 cultural organizations through the Cultural Facilities Fund.
In this video, representatives from five organizations — the Fitchburg Art Museum, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the Springfield Museums, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Artists for Humanity — explain the impact that receiving a Cultural Facilities Fund grant has had on their community.
A complete list of funded projects for the 2016 grant cycle can be found here.
In June, the Baker administration announced $10 million in new funding for the Cultural Facilities Fund in FY2017. In September, the Massachusetts Cultural Council will announce the application process for the next round of grants.