Collaborations

COLLABORATION PROJECTS

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

Culture Rx Initiative 

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 & 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

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. Learn more

Community Art Coming Soon!

  • Free Library Box
  • Artful Seating
  • Utility Art
  • Art Installation on Fencing
  • Mosaic
  • 3D Pedestal Art / Sculpture
  • Sound Sculpture

FRESH PAINT SPRINGFIELD

JUNE 5 – JUNE 13, 2021

 

BY COMMON WEALTH MURAL COLLABORATIVE

Learn more about Fresh Paint Springfield & check out the mural, events, tours, and more!

 

THANK AN ARTIST:
WTCC 90.7  HIGHLIGHTS
Sept 2020 – Sept 2021

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, Thank an Artist was made virtual via radio on WTCC 90.7! 

Thank an Artist was held on September 21, 2019 at MGM Springfield and was AMAZING!

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 & WTCC 90.7!

Listen & watch on our YouTube! 

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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TUNE IN WEEKLY MON-FRI FOR VIRTUAL HIGHLIGHTS OF ARTIST, ORGS AND COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

LET THE COMMUNITY FIND YOU & CREATE A PROFILE ON OUR NEW CREATIVE DIRECTORY!