What is the Springfield Cultural Partnership?

Springfield Cultural Partnership connects artists, institutions and audiences to create and celebrate creativity in Springfield. The SCP is a 501c3 founded in 2016 and serves all of Springfield, MA. The SCP is a member based organization with a diverse mix of individuals and organizations, involved at a range of member levels, and all committed to supporting the vitality of our local cultural economy. The SCP also oversees an area of downtown Springfield that has been designated as the Springfield Central Cultural District by the Mass Cultural Council.

In addition, the Springfield Central Cultural District, overseen by the SCP, signed the Springfield Cultural Compact along with the Springfield Cultural Council, the City of Springfield, and the Mass Cultural CouncilThis partnership works exclusively on cultural activities to boost the local economy through collaboration and creative expression. To learn more about this effort, click here.


Springfield Cultural Partnership’s Mission is to foster 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 Vision is to succeed as a significant force in the region’s creative community by contributing to economic vitality and cultural enrichment. The Cultural Partnership fosters synergy and alignment of cultural resources that create an enriching, welcoming experience for Springfield visitors and residents alike.

Guiding Values:

Collaboration, Community, Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation, Respect

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