The Springfield Cultural Partnership Projects are a celebration of community, creativity, and the City of Springfield.
Culture Rx Initiative
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 & Enchanted Circle’s Culture Rx page
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:
Pynchon Park – SPark! Igniting Our Community
In partnership with Springfield Museums, 7 amazing artists were selected to bring art to Pynchon Park Plaza! The art is literally or abstractly inspired by Springfield’s cultural and historical legacies, including past and/or present day residents, neighborhoods, cultural traditions and landmarks, places and landscapes, architecture, and other distinctive qualities that make the city a special place to live, work, and visit. READ MORE ABOUT SPARK! AND THE ARTISTS
Fresh Paint Springfield, produced by Common Wealth Murals, has installed 19 murals in Springfield between 2019-2021 and will install more in the years to come.
Visit the Fresh Paint Springfield website to view the artists, murals, events, tours, and more!
Thank an Artist went virtual in 2020 via radio segments on WTCC 90.7!
The weekly virtual segment celebrates Springfield’s creative community & highlights artists, creatives and community events/programs. Thank you to our partnership with the Springfield Cultural Council and WTCC 90.7!
In 2019, the Springfield Cultural Partnership revealed the winners of Uplifting, an exciting elevator art project installed at the Springfield City Library, 220 State Street.
The artists whose works are installed include Joy Smith, Mariela Chavez and Ryan Murray.
The installations are made possible by funding through the Springfield Cultural Council and Mass Cultural Council.