Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC)
10 St James Street, 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02116
In addition to the local Cultural Councils, the MCC provides funding through a number of other grant programs including Artists’ Fellowships; Cultural Facilities Fund; Festivals Program; Big Yellow School Bus; and more. They also provide employment postings through Hire Culture, and Artists’ Space listings. Check out their website for the full list of services and programs.
Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF)
175 Andover Street, Suite 101
Danvers, MA 01923
Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) inspires philanthropy that strengthens the communities of Essex County by managing charitable assets, strengthening and supporting nonprofits and engaging in strategic community leadership initiatives.
The ECCF Creative County initiative seeks to celebrate Essex County as a vibrant place to live, work, create, and collaborate. They are focused on investing in artist and the creative community, celebrating it as a vibrant place to live, work, and collaborate. They offer grants with the intent to create a regional voice for arts, culture and creative expression in Essex County; promote transformative community and economic development; and elevate arts and cultural experiences that celebrate diversity, inclusion, and access across communities.
15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103
Boston, MA 02210
MassCreative focuses on working with artists, leaders, partners, and other members of the Massachusetts creative community to advocate for the resources and support necessary for the sector to thrive. They have a number of programs and support materials in place to use.
New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)
145 Tremont Street, 7th floor
Boston, MA 02111
NEFA supports artists with grants and professional resources, and fosters connections between artists, arts programs, and the public. They also actively work to strengthen the creative economy through research that informs public policy.
Young Audiences of MA
89 South Street, Suite 603
Boston, MA 02111
Young Audiences brings learning- focused arts programs directly to pre-k –12 grade students in schools, libraries, community centers, museums, and other centers of learning. They develop, coordinate, and present programing.
National Endowment for the Arts
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC, 20506
Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is an independent federal agency. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, celebrates America’s cultural heritage, works to promote equal access to the arts in communities across America. They fund a range of grants for projects only.