Providing unrestricted general operating support is a core priority for the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). The MCC provides this support through the Cultural Investment Portfolio (CIP), the state's investment in the cultural sector.
CIP is flexible and respects the years of proven excellence and service provided by cultural organizations to their community. It puts a premium on building an honest, authentic relationship, between organizations and the MCC. The CIP supports organizations of all sizes and disciplines statewide.
There are three categories of participation to the Portfolio - Peers, Colleagues, and Partners. Organizations can choose to participate at any level for which they are eligible.
Colleagues and Partners are organizations with which the MCC has a long funding
relationship and who are no longer required to submit a traditional
grant application. The basic differences between the categories
are the length of funding relationship with the MCC and the size
of the organization.
more about Colleagues.
more about Partners.
Becoming Part of the Cultural Investment
not currently a part of the CIP must apply to the Peers program,
which is designed primarily for organizations that are new to
the MCC operating support funding pool, not fully-cultural, or
who do not meet the requirements for Partners or Colleagues
more about Peers.