Additional State Funding Available to Artists

The Holliston Cultural Council distributes grant money provided by the State to local artists and other providers of culture. The Council has learned that another source of State funding for local artists will soon become available.

The Mass Cultural Council will launch two Cultural Sector Pandemic Recovery grant programs in August, with opportunities for both individuals and cultural organizations. This is a historic undertaking, as we were tasked by the Legislature to equitably award $60.1M to the cultural sector through these one-time COVID relief programs.

Everything you need to know about the programs is summarized in this blog post, and below are some key details:  

Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Organizations offer unrestricted grants ranging from $5,000-$75,000 to Massachusetts cultural organizations, collectives, and businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  In addition to the guidelines, please see the programs FAQs.  

Application opens:    August 8, 2022 

Information sessions: August 10  or  August 11, 2022 

Application deadline: September 28, 2022 

Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Individuals are unrestricted $5,000 grants to creatives and gig workers to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and set a path for growth. In addition to the guidelines, please see the program’s FAQ’s

Application opens:    August 15, 2022 

Information sessions:   August 23 and October 6, 2022 

Application deadline:  November 1, 2022 

Please review these programs to see if they are of interest to you. You can also register for an information session.  

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