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MCC's Case Statement for Increased Public Investment in Arts & Culture

Cover image for "It Works. Work It... We Make Creativity Work for Massachusetts"The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has released a case statement on the benefits of arts and cultural funding to the state’s economy, communities, and the education of our young people – and what long-term reinvestment in MCC's work can accomplish. We will be sharing these updated figures with the Massachusetts legislature this budget season along with our FY18 budget request.

It Works. Work It...
We Make Creativity Work for Massachusetts



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MCC FY18 Budget Request Totals $16 Million

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) seeks a state appropriation of $16 million for FY18, a $2 million increase from the current fiscal year. The agency will put these funds to work toward:

  • A healthy state economy that benefits from a robust nonprofit cultural sector, cultural tourism, and a creative workforce.
  • More vital, livable communities flourishing with arts and cultural activities accessible to all.
  • Young people who possess the knowledge, imagination, and creativity to succeed in school, careers, and civic life.
  • A cultural sector that opens its doors to young and old of all backgrounds, regardless of income or ability.

Read complete FY18 budget request (PDF).

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Learn More About Your State Elected Officials

Who are they? What are their priorities? How can arts and culture help them achieve their public policy goals?

Contact MCC's Communications Director Greg Liakos to share your stories of how arts and culture are making your community a better place, or to request information or assistance.

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