MCC Support for Artists

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) believes that individual artists are the foundation for our vibrant cultural community. MCC supports artists across a range of disciplines and cultural traditions, through a variety of grants and services.

MCC FUNDING FOR ARTISTS
We encourage artists to investigate all of MCC’s programs. The following represent the grants that we believe most directly benefit individual artists.

Artist Fellowships: direct, anonymously-judged grants to individual artists in Choreography, Crafts, Dramatic Writing, Drawing & Printmaking, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, Film & Video, Music Composition, Painting, Photography, Poetry, Sculpture/Installation/New Genres, and Traditional Arts

Traditional Arts Apprenticeships: grants for one-on-one apprenticeships in the traditional arts

Local Cultural Council Program: project grants to artists and groups for the benefit of local communities

STARS Residencies: grants to schools to fund residencies by artists, scientists, and scholars

MCC Partner Organizations:
New England Foundation for the Arts: supporting artists with initiatives including New England States Touring (NEST), grants to organizations to hire artists from other New England states
Mass Humanities: funding for public projects in the humanities


JOBS/GIGS

Need a job in the arts? Go to HireCulture.org
Need gigs in the arts? Create a profile on New England Foundation for the Arts’ CreativeGround.org

CREATIVE SPACE
SpaceFinder Mass: find venues with ongoing, available, and affordable rental opportunities for performance, rehearsal, presenting, and other spaces in all artistic disciplines
ArtSake’s Creative Space Classifieds: find or list work-only or live/work creative space for rental or sale

MORE
Working Artists’ Toolkit: a detailed list of resources for Massachusetts artists, on the ArtSake blog

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