Massachusetts Cultural Council Special Coronavirus Assistance

Submitted by Council Chair on Tue, 04/07/2020 - 23:26

The Massachusetts Cultural Council has instituted two new programs to assist artists and other cultural creators who have been hurt by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Relief Support for Individuals  ​​provides grants of $1,000 to Massachusetts individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists who have lost income derived from their work as a direct result of COVID-19 related cancellations and closures. Applications are accepted starting April 8 at 10 a.m.
  • Relief Support for Organizations offers a "Safe Harbor" that provides financial support for a few organizations and a program of free webinars and other instruction programs about assistance programs and effective management during the crisis, hosted by the MCC Cultural Investment Portfolio team.

More information, together with important resources for everyone affected, is on the MCC resource page. See also the excellent resource and information page from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.

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