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At the Mosesian Center for the Arts, we know that the arts intersect with and have an impact on so many other facets of our communities and our lives: arts and health, arts and education, arts and social justice, arts and economic development, arts and the environment, and so much more.

On this site and MCA social media, we’ll explore one of these topics each month for the next few months. Watch for profiles of people and organizations; resources and information; discussions with experts and commentators; and how the arts impact communities globally, nationally, and locally.

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Recent Facts and Features

The Role of Cultural Districts

The arts have a positive impact on national and state economies, and they can benefit local economies as well. In some cities and towns, a specific geographic area may be designated as a cultural district. The area may include a high concentration of arts institutions, cultural organizations and programs, and other businesses. Cultural districts encourageContinue reading “The Role of Cultural Districts”

Arts and the Massachusetts Economy

Last week, Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development announced nearly $10 million in grant awards to arts organizations throughout Massachusetts as part of Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito’s Economic Recovery Plan. The Administration knows from economic impact studies conducted since March 2020 that nonprofit cultural organizations have reportedContinue reading “Arts and the Massachusetts Economy”

Why the Arts Recover Economies

When the global pandemic shuttered arts and culture organizations last March, over 5.1 million jobs were affected in the United States. All industries have been impacted, of course, but the arts—especially the performing arts—have been hit particularly hard. Since March, Americans for the Arts has been tracking the financial losses to surveyed nonprofit arts andContinue reading “Why the Arts Recover Economies”