Mass Cultural Council
The Mass Cultural Council offers a vast array of grants, information, and assistance for individuals, youth, organizations, and communities. Two good sources of information are:
- Opportunities & Resources for Organizations: a monthly blog post with a round-up of grants, trainings, technical assistance resources, and opportunities for creative and cultural organizations
- Artist Opportunities: regular postings to Mass Cultural’s ArtSake blog of opportunities for artists, culture bearers, and creative individuals.
New England States Touring Grants (NEST)
New England States Touring (NEST) funds performances, readings, and screenings of work by regional, national, and international artists presented by New England-based nonprofit organizations. The deadline is March 1, 2023. For more information visit the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Jazz Road Tours
Designed for emerging and mid-career artists around the entire country, Jazz Road Tours support small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre. The deadline is March 1, 2023. For more information visit the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Grants for Individual Artists
Candid Learning provides information on a variety of grants for individual artists.
Grants for Nonprofit Arts Organizations
Boomerang provides information on a variety of grants for nonprofit arts organizations.
Mass Humanities: Frederick Douglas Shared Reading Tradition
Mass Humanities is seeking qualified candidates for two fellowship opportunities to conduct synthesize research on the origins of the shared reading tradition of Frederick Douglass’ influential address, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”, both nationally and in Massachusetts, as well as research the life of Douglass in the Commonwealth.
The research will be used by Mass Humanities to support the forthcoming launch of a website and national resource for Frederick Douglass readings.
Applications are due April 21, 2023. For information on the grants, visit Mass Humanities.