Learn about grant opportunities, action alerts, community highlights, opportunities, and resources. Find the latest fellowships, explore Massachusetts artists’ galleries, discover arts apprenticeships, and identify art spaces and resources. See current grant opportunities.
ArtsHub is an ever-evolving idea designed to highlight and bring together the amazing artists, organizations, and events that are happening within the creative communities of Western Massachusetts.
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- MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL – View Current Grant & Funding Opportunities
- BERKSHIRE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
In collaboration with 1Berkshire, BRPC has received CARES Act money to develop a program to provide technical assistance to area businesses, non-profits, and municipalities post-COVID. As an initial step, 1Berkshire has released a survey to assess immediate needs to compile data for a consultation referral program. Click here to access the survey. For more information, read here and for The Berkshire Eagle article, click here.
- MASS CULTURAL COUNCIL CAPACITY-BUILDING TOOLKIT
This toolkit is a product of hundreds of hours of conversations Mass Cultural Council staff had with nonprofit cultural leaders in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Leaders identified focus areas critical to planning a post-COVID operating environment for cultural nonprofits and creative workers. Based on candid conversations, a nationwide RFP process was completed to provide the highest-quality, most critical intellectual capital necessary to recover, rebuild, and renew the cultural sector post-pandemic.
- Covid’s Impact on the Arts: Mass Cultural Council Data
One year after the coronavirus arrived in Massachusetts, the Mass Cultural Council released economic data measuring the COVID-19 pandemic’s staggering impact on the Commonwealth’s cultural sector for the fifth time. “Our once-booming, innovative, and vibrant cultural sector was in economic crisis,” said Michael J. Bobbitt, Executive Director, Mass Cultural Council. “One year of closure and cancellations adds up to millions of dollars in lost revenue and income, and thousands of displaced and impacted workers statewide.” Read the latest updates here.
- Community One Stop for Growth, a Massachusetts state program, is a single application portal and collaborative review process for grants. This joint application process will allow applicants to use a single portal to access ten different grant programs, including: MassWorks, Urban Agenda, 43D Expedited Permitting, Community Planning Grants (new), Rural Development Fund (new), Housing Choice Capital Grants, MA Downtown Initiative, Brownfields, Site Readiness, Underutilized Properties (new).
- Learn about the Federal Arts Education for All Act and how you can support it.
- Lenox Public Schools received $893,432 through the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) for 2022. Learn more about ESSER funding at Massachusetts Art Education Association.
- Massachusetts State Lawmakers distributed $5.3 Billion in American Rescue Plan Act Funding in Fall. Groups can work together to advocate that the needs of the arts and cultural sector – and its people – are including in recovery spending. Learn more at MASSCreative.