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”

The Mosesian Center for the Arts is a vibrant multi-disciplinary community arts organization in Watertown, Massachusetts. The 30,000 square foot Center, located within a former United States Army arsenal, includes a 340-seat main stage theater, a 100-seat black box theater, exhibition galleries, rehearsal halls, classrooms, and resident artist studios. Program offerings include visual and performing arts classes and workshops for all ages, literary and art discussions, and world-class theatrical and musical performances. Regionally recognized and acclaimed, Watertown Children’s Theatre proudly serves as MCA’s flagship performing arts education program, providing exceptional theater arts classes and performances for youth and families. New Repertory Theatre is the award-winning professional theater company in residence at MCA, and the venue is rented to other outstanding performing arts companies in the Greater Boston region.


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