Collaborations

COLLABORATION PROJECTS

The Springfield Cultural Partnership Projects are a celebration of community, creativity, and the City of Springfield.

Culture Rx

The Culture Rx Initiative is a Mass Cultural Council (MCC) program dedicated to improving health and well-being through cultural participation.

We see culture as a necessary ingredient for public health, one that is often neglected or underappreciated. The CultureRx Initiative aims to change that.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), the Public Health Institute of Western MA (PHIWM) the Springfield Caring Health Center, the Community Music School of Springfield, Enchanted Circle and the Springfield Museums have partnered to launch the MCC’s Culture RX Social Prescription Program in Western Massachusetts. 

The Springfield Cultural Partnership is proud to play an advisory role and serve on the working groups. 

MCC’s Culture Rx page
https://massculturalcouncil.org/communities/culturerx-initiative/

Enchanted Circle’s Culture Rx page
http://www.enchantedcircletheater.com/programs/in-the-community/culture-rx-social-prescription-program/

With a strong foundation in this literature and an existing mission that views access and participation in arts and cultural experiences as central to health and well-being, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) enlisted the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts (PHIWM) to evaluate a pilot project and perform an assessment of a community considered key to understanding and expanding their “CultureRx” initiative, one situated in Springfield (Caring Health Center) and the other in the Berkshires (MACONY Pediatrics).

Read the full report here:
https://www.publichealthwm.org/what-we-do/research-evaluation/reports/culturerx-findings-berkshires-springfield

Pynchon Park

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Live Mutual Placemaking

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Thank an Artist

Celebrating Springfield’s creative community

Performances, art, culture, community, food trucks, cash bar, celebration, prizes & fun

Thank an Artist was held on SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 and was AMAZING!

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN IN 2021!

IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE CHECK OUT PHOTOS BY @TYEVISIONS

AND MASS LIVE’S SEEN@ PHOTOS!

Thank you for helping us celebrate! We are so proud of the rich and diverse Springfield creative community. We want to recognize and showcase your work and create deep and

FRESH PAINT SPRINGFIELD

BY COMMON WEALTH MURAL COLLABORATIVE

Stay Tuned for when Springfield will get some MORE FRESH PAINT SPRINGFIELD

Take the self-guided walking tour

A DOUBLE DOSE OF ART

LOCATION: Springfield City Library, 220 State Street

Double Dose of Art

The Springfield Cultural District revealed the winners of Uplifting, an exciting elevator art project, and Art Central unveiled Color and Light, a new collection of art works created by Artists of Springfield MA. 

The  artists of Color and Light are Mary Blaxland, Ellen Pollock, Jose Gamaliel Crespo Rosado, and Wanda Davila

“Uplifting” Art on Elevator Doors with art by Joy Smith, Mariela Chavez and Ryan Murray will be unveiled. “Uplifting” is a Springfield Cultural Partnership project.

Both events are made possible by funding through the Springfield Cultural Council and Mass Cultural Council.

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