Culture Compact

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, January 16, 2018 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.

Watch how it all went down!

Massachusetts Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences, fosters a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents, and contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy. The Mass Cultural Council designates and supports Cultural Districts, to deliver powerful cultural experiences to everyone in our communities. 

The MCC supports Local Cultural Council Programs like the Springfield Cultural Council. Local Cultural Councils serve every city and town in Massachusetts to offer grants to projects benefiting their community. 

The Springfield Central Cultural District was designated by the MCC in 2014. It encompasses an area in downtown with East West borders of Columbus St. to Spring St. and North South borders of State St. to Hampden St.  

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.

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