Business and government leaders agree that Massachusetts' future
prosperity is closely tied to the creative economy. Industries such
as the arts, architecture, publishing, advertising, and design employ
109,000 workers and generate $4.2 billion in annual economic impact
in the Commonwealth.
The MCC has been supporting creative economy initiatives throughout
Massachusetts for a decade, beginning in the 1990s. In 2004, the
Legislature created the Adams Arts Program, which funds projects
that create jobs and income, revitalize downtowns, and draw cultural
projects leverage the assets of the creative sector - artists,
cultural organizations, and arts-related businesses - inherent
in Massachusetts' communities to generate real income. Communities
as diverse as Boston, Lowell, New Bedford, and Pittsfield have
used these funds to more fully realize these assets for the benefit
of residents and visitors alike.
For additional information about applying to the Adams Arts Program,
please refer to the application
instructions. A complete funding list is also available online.