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The Mission


Springfield Cultural Partnership fosters civic engagement and arts education in the City of Springfield by creating and sustaining a vibrant cultural environment, authentically engaging institutions, artists, and the community.

The Springfield Cultural Partnership’s mission is to create and sustain a vibrant cultural area that is rightfully perceived as a premier cultural destination in our state and across the region.

We succeed as a significant force in New England’s economy by supporting Springfield residents, students, institutions and local businesses that contribute to the region’s creative economy.


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The Mission


Springfield Cultural Partnership fosters civic engagement and arts education in the City of Springfield by creating and sustaining a vibrant cultural environment, authentically engaging institutions, artists, and the community.

The Springfield Cultural Partnership’s mission is to create and sustain a vibrant cultural area that is rightfully perceived as a premier cultural destination in our state and across the region.

We succeed as a significant force in New England’s economy by supporting Springfield residents, students, institutions and local businesses that contribute to the region’s creative economy.


The Vision

Our Vision for the Springfield Cultural Partnership is to provide a cultural environment that merges both the historical and contemporary elements of Springfield, into a welcoming and creative experience for residents of the area, as well as visitors from throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the region and beyond.

True to the visionary leadership and spirit of the historical icons within our community, we continuously innovate to create an urban space that provides creative experiences that are culturally relevant, aesthetically engaging, and contribute to the economic vitality of the District and the region.



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Springfield Cultural Compact

The Springfield Cultural Partnership (SCP) is the 501(c)3 parent organization for the Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD).

The Springfield Central Cultural District, one of 45 designated Cultural Districts in Massachusetts, encompasses a walkable area of downtown Springfield with cultural attractions such as art, music, theater, dining, historic architecture and more. The organization was founded in 2014 and now includes over 50 member organizations representing local arts, culture, and business.

The mission of the SCP is to foster civic engagement and arts education in the City of Springfield by creating and sustaining a vibrant cultural environment that positions the City as the cultural capital of the region. The Springfield Cultural Partnership and the Springfield Central Cultural District are proud to be funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Irene and George Davis Foundation, the Beveridge Family Foundation, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, and the City of Springfield.


The Springfield Cultural Compact


In 2018, the Springfield Central Cultural District, Springfield Cultural Council, City of Springfield and the Mass Cultural Council partnered to form the Springfield Cultural Compact. The three partners work exclusively on cultural activities to boost the local economy through creative expression separately, signed a "cultural compact" on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Springfield City Hall, to increase collaboration and partnership, together.


The compact includes regular meetings and communication as well as Springfield-specific goals like integrating public art into the metro center, also known as downtown.


Springfield was one of six pilot cities including Harwich, Lynn, New Bedford, Pittsfield, and Worcester for this initiative across the state of Massachusetts, and the first in the state to hold a signing ceremony.


Click here to watch how it all went down!