The Mass Cultural Council has given the gift of music and the arts to communities throughout the state, with a whopping $3.7 million in gaming tax revenue flowing into 43 non-profit and municipal performing arts centers.
This much-needed boost has equipped these centers with better resources to attract and host world-class performers, putting them on a level playing field with the glitz and glamour of the state’s thriving casino scene.
This investment is a testament to the power of the arts to bring joy, community, and economic growth to all corners of the state, and the Mass Cultural Council is proud to be at the forefront of this movement. Cultural centers are poised to shine brighter than ever before, so get ready to be dazzled if you’re a lover of opera, theater, or dance.
State casinos contribute 2% of their tax revenue to the Mass Cultural Council for a grant program supporting entertainment venues. This year’s Gaming Mitigation program awarded $3.7 million to subsidize touring artist fees. Ensuring these venues can continue to provide top-notch entertainment to their communities while boosting the state’s economy. Expect diverse and exciting performances in the upcoming year.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset were the top recipients of the grant program, receiving the largest grants of $250,000 each.
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