Lawmakers Pass Mass Cultural Council Budget


On Wednesday, July 18, Massachusetts lawmakers passed the FY2019 state budget, which includes a $16 million investment in the state’s arts, cultural, and creative community. This is a $2M increase in funding over last year's $14 million Mass Cultural Council budget and the first approved increase from the full Legislature in 3 years.

Your advocacy has shown that arts and culture help build vibrant and connected communities across the Commonwealth. This increase in state arts funding would not have been possible without the collective voice of the creative community and strong leadership in the State House.

The creative community recruited 104 representatives and 23 senators, a total of 127 out of 200 state legislators to sign on to amendments calling for an increase to the Mass Cultural Council budget.

The budget now heads to Governor Baker’s desk, where he has 10 days to sign off on the plan.

Send your state legislators a note of thanks.


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