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Be a Part of the EBT Card to Culture Program
Expand Access to Your Organization for Low-Income Families in Massachusetts

Mass Cultural Council is proud to partner with the Executive Office of Health and Human ServicesDepartment of Transitional Assistance (DTA) on the EBT Card to Culture Program.

EBT Card to Culture is a powerfully inclusive, community-based program that supports the goals of our Universal Participation Initiative. With the EBT card as an indicator of eligibility; participating cultural organizations throughout Massachusetts simply offer a regularly available, free or discounted, admission or tuition. Your organization’s participation is an easy and effective practice for helping more residents access the cultural treasures of our Commonwealth.

All arts, humanities, and science organizations supported by the Mass Cultural Council are encouraged to be a part of this voluntary program. There are many working examples for museums, performing arts organizations, membership-based organizations, and schools. (For example, hear about Boston's Children's Museum's experience with offering EBT card discounts.)

Mass Cultural Council works with EBT Card to Culture organizations to strengthen their communications, train their front line staff, and develop policies for successful engagement with EBT Card to Culture patrons. At the same time, the DTA promotes the EBT Card to Culture Program to their 450,000 constituents, highlighting the power of culture to serve all communities.

Join the EBT Card to Culture Program

EBT cardholders do not need to sign up in order to receive Card to Culture discounts. For more information about getting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, visit the Department of Transitional Assistance’s website.

Organizations may sign up for the Card to Culture program quarterly. To offer a discount and be promoted during our FY19 (through June 30, 2019), sign up using this form by:

March 31, 2019

June 30, 2019

Organizations that want to participate during the Mass Cultural Council’s FY20 will need to sign up by June 30, 2019, with discounts going into effect July 1, 2019.

Sign your organization up to participate in EBT Card to Culture
Read the program guidelines
Review the FAQs
Watch the recorded webinar training
Question? Contact Kalyn King.

Participating Organizations
(as of January 3, 2019)

Abilities Dance Boston, Boston

A Far Cry, Jamaica Plain

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover

American Repertory Theater, Cambridge

Andover Choral Society, Andover

Apollinaire Play Lab, Chelsea

Apollinaire Theatre Company, Chelsea

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Cape Cod

ArtsWorcester, Worcester

Ashmont Hill Chamber Music, Dorchester

Aston Magna Music Festival (Aston Magna Foundation), Great Barrington

Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt, Boston

Back Bay Chorale, Boston

Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield

Belmont World Film, Belmont

Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield

Berkshire Pulse, Great Barrington

Berkshire Theatre Group, Stockbridge

Boston Athenaeum, Boston

Boston Ballet, Boston

Boston Baroque, Boston

Boston By Foot, Boston

Boston Chamber Music Society, Cambridge

Boston Children's Museum, Boston

Boston Children's Theatre, Boston

Boston Choral Ensemble, Boston

Boston City Singers, Boston

Boston Civic Symphony, Boston

Boston Jewish Film Festival, West Newton

Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston

Boston Lyric Opera, Boston

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Malden

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Boston

BSA Foundation, Boston

Cabot Performing Arts Center, Beverly

Cantata Singers, Inc.., Boston

Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

Cape Cod Children's Museum, Cape Cod

Cape Symphony, Cape Cod

Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, Jamaica Plain

Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, Waltham

Chester Theatre Company, Chester

Chesterwood, Stockbridge

Children's Museum in Easton, Easton

Children's Museum of Greater Fall River, Fall River

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown

Commonwealth Chorale, Boston

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston

Community Music Center of Boston, Boston

Concord Museum, Concord

Creative Adventures Studio, Arlington

Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln

Discovery Museum, Acton

Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, Duxbury

EcoTarium, Worcester

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Boston

Emmanuel Music, Boston

Eureka Ensemble, Cambridge

Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg

Flat Earth Theater, Boston

Flying Cloud Institute, Great Barrington

Footlight Club, Jamaica Plain

Fort Point Arts Community, Boston

Freelance Players, Jamaica Plain

From the Top, Boston

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

Gore Place, Waltham

Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester

Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham

Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield

Handel and Haydn Society, Boston

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, Cambridge

Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich

Historic Beverly, Beverly

Historic Deerfield, Deerfield

Historic Newton, Newton

Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston

Images Cinema, Williamstown

Indian Hill Music, Littleton

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

Juventas New Music Ensemble, Boston

King's Chapel Historic Site, Boston

Ko Theater Works Inc., Amherst

Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Brighton

Lynn Museum/LynnArts, Lynn

Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Boston

Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester

Martha's Vineyard Museum, Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Playhouse, Martha’s Vineyard

Mass Audubon, Lincoln

MASS MoCA, North Adams

Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston

Massachusetts Horticultural Society - The Gardens at Elm Bank, Wellesley

Meadowedge Art, Bernardston

Metropolitan Choral, Boston

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Inc., Chestnut Hill

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge

Mudflat Pottery School Inc., Somerville

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton

Museum of Science, Boston

Music at Marsh Chapel, Boston

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, New Bedford

New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford

New England Aquarium, Boston

New England Classical Singers, Boston

New England Philharmonic, Boston

New Repertory Theatre, Watertown

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge

Northampton Arts Council, Northampton

Northampton Community Music Center, Northampton

Old North Church and Historic Site, Boston

Old South Meeting House, Boston

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

Outermost Performing Arts Center / Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Wellfleet

Peabody Essex Museum, Boston

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, Plymouth

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown

Provincetown Community Television, Provincetown

Puppet Showplace Theater, Boston

Radius Ensemble, Concord

Raw Art Works Inc., Concord

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, New Bedford

Royall House and Slave Quarters, Medford

Shakespeare & Company, Lenox

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton

Somerville Media Center, Boston

SpeakEasy Stage Company, Boston

Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History, Weston

Springfield Museums, Springfield

Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield

The Bostonian Society, Boston

The Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Boston

The Children's Museum at Holyoke, Holyoke

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

The Mapparium (previously listed as The Mary Baker Eddy Library), Boston

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, Lenox

The Performance Project, Springfield

The Spectrum Singers Inc., Cambridge

The Sports Museum, Boston

The Underlings Theatre Co., Boston

Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston

USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, Lenox

Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet

Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

White Snake Projects, Boston

Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

Worcester Chamber Music Society, Worcester

Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester

Zamir Chorale of Boston, Newton

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford

Zoo New England, Boston, Stoneham


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