Mass Cultural Council believes that the work of individual artists is essential to a thriving society. We are excited to announce the launch of the 2021 grant cycle of the Artist Fellowships to support Massachusetts artists and the excellence of their creative work. The Artist Fellowships are unrestricted, anonymously-judged awards, with grant decisions based solely on the … [Read more...]
How Has the Pandemic Impacted Your Creative Practice?
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. It's hard to calculate the change and disruption the COVID-19 crisis has caused, on every level. We were curious about the ways it might have shifted the trajectory of artists' work. We asked artists in different disciplines: How has the pandemic impacted your creative … [Read more...]
New Work New England
The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has announced an exciting new grant opportunity for New England performing artists: New Work New England. What does it fund? New performing arts work in New England. It awards grants of $7,500-$15,000 to support the creation of new work that has the potential to engage multiple New England communities. The program has a special … [Read more...]
Mary Bichner: Seeing Music
Mary Bichner is a composer, orchestrator, and performer whose opera-in-progress, The Memoirs of Antonina, will have a special concert reading at Central Square Theater (Sep 2, 2018, 7 PM, free but reservations required). We asked the artist about her unique musical mind, the support she's earned from funders and organizations, and what's next in her intriguing and colorful … [Read more...]