Presented every two years by the Mass Cultural Council, the Commonwealth Awards shine a spotlight on the extraordinary contributions made by the arts, sciences, and humanities to education, economic vitality, and quality of life in communities across the state. Learn about the 2017 Commonwealth Awards.
The Commonwealth Awards ceremony is also a chance for the Massachusetts nonprofit cultural sector to come together, assert its value, and make the case for continued public investment. The event is free and open to the public.
The next Commonwealth Awards ceremony will be held on April 8, 2018. Recommendations are now being accepted.