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January 18, 2021
 
Mass Cultural Council Grants $10M to 183 Nonprofits

January 7, 2021 — The Mass Cultural Council yesterday announced that $9,960,600 in state funds have been awarded to 183 arts and cultural organizations across Massachusetts to help them recover economic losses sustained by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Mass Cultural Council (MCC) said 424 organizations applied for the grants, seeking a total of $30.2 million. Grant awards ranged from $1,000 to a maximum of $100,000.

"For 10 months, Mass Cultural Council worked diligently to understand and document the economic devastation the cultural sector is facing from COVID-19," said David T. Slatery, MCC’s acting executive director. "The Governor understands that a thriving cultural sector is key to restoring the state’s economy to pre-pandemic levels, and recognized Mass Cultural Council as the key partner to implement his plan to deliver relief efficiently and effectively."

Since the pandemic hit the state last March Massachusetts nonprofit cultural organizations reported $484 million in lost revenue, according to MCC, and 62% laid off or furloughed employees or reduced their wages and/or hours, affecting 30,616 employees.

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem: $12,000
  • 51 Walden, Concord: $18,000
  • Academy Playhouse, Orleans: $42,000
  • Acme Theater Productions, Maynard: $11,000
  • Acton Community Center, Acton: $7,000
  • All Newton Music School, Newton: $84,000
  • All Our Kids, Wellfleet: $52,000
  • Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham: $4,000
  • Amherst Cinema Arts Center, Amherst: $100,000
  • ANIKAYA/Akhra, Somerville: $52,000
  • Apollinaire Theatre Company, Chelsea: $43,000
  • Apple Tree Arts, Grafton: $100,000
  • Arlekin Players Theatre, Needham: $38,000
  • Armenian Library and Museum of America, Watertown: $100,000
  • Art for the Soul Gallery, Springfield: $7,000
  • Art Resource Collaborative for Kids, Boston: $54,000
  • Artists for Humanity, Boston: $100,000
  • Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Boylston: $11,000
  • Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms Society of Boston, Brookline: $4,000
  • Ballet Theatre of Boston, Cambridge: $100,000
  • Berkshire Bach Society, New Marlborough: $42,000
  • Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative, Pittsfield: $16500
  • The Berkshire Music School, Pittsfield: $50,000
  • Berkshire Opera Festival, Great Barrington: $79,000
  • Berkshire Theatre Festival, Pittsfield: $100,000
  • The Bidwell House, Monterey: $22,000
  • Blues to Green, Huntington: $24,000
  • The Boch Center, Boston: $100,000
  • Boston Ballet, Boston: $100,000
  • Boston Children’s Chorus, Boston: $100,000
  • Boston City Singers, Boston: $99,000
  • Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, Boston: $100,000
  • Boston Lyric Opera Company, Boston: $100,000
  • Boston String Academy, Boston: $10,000
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston: $100,000
  • BRAIN Arts, Boston: $31,000
  • Brattle Film Foundation, Cambridge: $100,000
  • The Brewster Historical Society, Brewster: $14,000
  • BSA Foundation, Boston: $100,000
  • The Cabot, Beverly: $100,000
  • Calliope Productions, Boylston: $23,000
  • Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge: $100,000
  • Cape Cod Center for the Arts, Dennis: $91,000
  • Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Eastham: $58,000
  • Cape Cod Chorale, Sandwich: $9,000
  • Cappella Clausura, Newton: $19,000
  • Celebrity Series of Boston, Boston: $100,000
  • The Center for Arts at the Armory, Somerville: $93,000
  • Central Square Theater, Cambridge: $100,000
  • Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, Waltham: $9,000
  • Chester Theatre Company, Chester: $94,000
  • Chinese Culture Connection, Malden: $55,000
  • Circus Up, Watertown: $5,000
  • Close Encounters with Music, Great Barrington: $57,000
  • Collage New Music, Brookline: $7,000
  • Community Music School of Springfield, Springfield: $100,000
  • Concord Chamber Music Society, Concord: $15,000
  • Concord Players, Concord: $30,000
  • Coro Allegro, Boston: $31,000
  • Creative Arts Network, Fall River: $4,000
  • Design Museum Boston, Boston: $100,000
  • Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, Watertown: $4,000
  • Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts, Boston: $5,000
  • The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown: $100,000
  • Earthdance Creative Living Project, Plainfield: $100,000
  • EcoTarium, Worcester: $100,000
  • Eggtooth Productions, Greenfield: $7300
  • The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, Boston: $84,000
  • Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum, Essex: $52,000
  • Fairbanks Family in America, Dedham: $27,000
  • Falmouth Community Television Corporation, Falmouth: $27,000
  • Falmouth Historical Society, Falmouth: $40,000
  • Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Provincetown: $100,000
  • The Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport: $100,000
  • Fitchburg Historical Society, Fitchburg: $24,000
  • Friends of the Museum of Printing, Haverhill: $22,000
  • Girls Rock Campaign Boston, Boston: $36,000
  • Global Arts Live, Cambridge: $100,000
  • Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, Gloucester: $100,000
  • Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester: $100,000
  • Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham: $50,000
  • The Greek Institute, Cambridge: $13,000
  • Handshouse Studio, Norwell: $17,000
  • Happier Valley Comedy, Hadley: $20,000
  • Harbor Stage Company, Wellfleet: $54,000
  • Harvard’s Cultural Collaborative, Harvard: $11,000
  • HeARTbeat Collective, Northampton: $3,000
  • History Alive, Salem: $65,000
  • The History Project, Boston: $19,000
  • The House of the Seven Gables, Salem: $100,000
  • Huntington Theatre Company, Boston: $100,000
  • Images Cinema, Williamstown: $67,000
  • The Immigrant City Archives and Museum, Lawrence: $45,000
  • Innovators for Purpose, Acton: $23,000
  • The Jar, Boston: $32,000
  • Jean Appolon Expressions, Malden: $18,000
  • John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, Barnstable: $51,000
  • Juventas New Music Ensemble, Medford: $17,000
  • Kaji Aso Studio, Boston: $11,000
  • Little Theatre of Fall River, Fall River: $6,000
  • Longmeadow Historical Society, Longmeadow: $3,000
  • Lorelei Ensemble, Cambridge: $65,000
  • Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Boston: $100,000
  • The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington: $100,000
  • Marblehead Little Theatre, Marblehead: $11,000
  • Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Tisbury: $77,000
  • Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Middleborough: $7800
  • Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, Holyoke: $21,000
  • Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams: $100,000
  • Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Worcester: $66,000
  • Mattapoisett Historical Society, Mattapoisett: $4,000
  • Medicine Wheel Productions, Boston: $100,000
  • Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell: $100,000
  • Methuen Festival of Trees, Methuen: $49,000
  • Museum of African American History, Boston: $100,000
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston: $100,000
  • Museum of Science, Boston: $100,000
  • Music Worcester, Worcester: $100,000
  • Musicians of the Old Post Road, Wayland: $16,000
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield: $53,000
  • The Nature Connection, Concord: $56,000
  • New Bedford Port Society, New Bedford: $15,000
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford: $100,000
  • New England Aquarium, Boston: $100,000
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston: $100,000
  • New England Philharmonic, Boston: $31,000
  • New England Public Radio Foundation, Springfield: $100,000
  • Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport: $88,000
  • Newton Cultural Alliance, Newton: $12,000
  • The Northampton Academy of Music, Northampton: $75,000
  • Northampton Community Music Center, Northampton: $98,000
  • Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover: $100,000
  • Odaiko New England, Arlington: $16,000
  • Old North Foundation of Boston, Boston: $100,000
  • OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, Boston: $27,000
  • The Performance Project, Northampton: $9,000
  • Performing Arts Center of Metrowest, Framingham: $57,000
  • Plimoth Patuxet Museums, Plymouth: $100,000
  • Polish Center of Discovery and Learning, Chicopee: $10,000
  • Preservation Worcester, Worcester: $50,000
  • Proprietors of the Salem Athenaeum, Salem: $20,000
  • Provincetown Film Society, Provincetown: $76,000
  • Quincy Art Association, Quincy: $3,000
  • Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities, Southbridge: $8,000
  • Radius Ensemble, Concord: $9,000
  • RAW Art Works, Lynn: $100,000
  • The Record Company, Boston: $100,000
  • The Seraphim Singers, Watertown: $5,000
  • Shakespeare & Company, Lenox: $100,000
  • Shea Theater Arts Center, Montague: $17,000
  • The Silk Road Project, Boston: $100,000
  • South Shore Conservatory, Hingham: $100,000
  • Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative, Attleboro: $18,000
  • Springfield Cultural Partnership, Springfield: $46,000
  • Springfield Museums, Springfield: $100,000
  • Springfield Public Forum, Springfield: $30,000
  • Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield: $100,000
  • Studio Theatre Worcester, Worcester: $1,000
  • Symphony by the Sea, Beverly: $9,000
  • Terezin: Children of the Holocaust, Amesbury: $1,000
  • The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, Nantucket: $100,000
  • Three Saints, Lawrence: $21,000
  • Tunefoolery Music, Boston: $4,000
  • Unicorn Singers, Hingham: $3,000
  • Urbano Project, Boston: $50,000
  • USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Fall River: $100,000
  • Voices Rising, Arlington: $15,000
  • Vokes Players, Wayland: $14,000
  • Walpole Footlighters, Walpole: $10,000
  • WAM Theatre, Lenox: $54,000
  • Waterfront Historic Area League of New Bedford, New Bedford: $77,000
  • Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Wellfleet: $48,000
  • Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet: $74,000
  • West Stockbridge Historical Society, West Stockbridge: $15,000
  • White Heron Theatre Company, Nantucket: $100,000
  • Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society, Fairhaven: $7,000
  • Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown: $100,000
  • Worcester Center for the Performing Arts, Worcester: $100,000
  • Worcester Cultural Coalition, Worcester: $57,000
  • Young at Heart Chorus, Northampton: $52,000
  • Your Theatre, New Bedford: $23,000
  • Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford: $100,000
  • Zumix, Boston: $100,000
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