I am pleased to share with you that Mass Cultural Council (MCC) has launched a new grant program, Grants for Creative Individuals, which will provide unrestricted awards of $5,000 to Massachusetts artists, culture bearers, and creative practitioners. This is a new program; however, Mass Cultural Council expects this to be competitive. Around 375 grants will likely be awarded in FY24 through this program.
MCC is welcoming applications from individuals in all creative fields: visual artists, literary artists, theater artists, performers, film/media artists, music artists, designers, culture bearers/traditional artists, drag artists, cross-disciplinary artists, and more. The application process is brief and inclusive. The review process that includes geographic distribution, funding priorities, and scores from reviewers from the Massachusetts creative/cultural sector.
Important Dates for FY24 Grant Round:
Application Opens: October 25, 2023
Application Deadline: December 11, 2023
This program would not have been possible without the $25 million set aside for Mass Cultural Council in the FY24 budget, thanks to the leadership of Speaker Mariano and House Ways and Means Chair Michlewitz, in addition to the support of the members, for the Commonwealth’s creative economy and workforce.