Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

Published by
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Citizen Information Service

Education/Arts: Arts and Humanities

E35 Massachusetts Cultural Council

E36 Art Commission

E35 Massachusetts Cultural Council
Office of the Treasurer
10 Saint James Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116-3803
Tel: 617-858-2700
Toll Free: 1-800-232-0960
Fax: 617-727-0044

The Massachusetts Cultural Council receives an annual appropriation from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. It then makes grants to not-for-profit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and working artists, for programs that use the arts, sciences, and humanities to build stronger, more diverse, more livable communities. Beneficiaries include a broad cross-section of the state's population: schoolchildren; at-risk youth; elders; people with disabilities and everyday citizens in each city and town across the state. While it is placed administratively under the Treasurer's office it remains autonomous in its operations.

E36 Art Commission
Executive Office for Administration and Finance
Bureau of State Office Buildings
State House, Room 27
Mailing Address use: State House Room One
Boston, MA 02133
Tel: 617-727-1100, ext. 35517

The Art Commission, which consists of five members approved by the governor, has the responsibility for the custody and care of all historical relics and of all works of art in the State House administering all programs for conservation and care of the art, artifacts, and historic fabric of the building under M. G. L. Chapter 6, Sections 19 and 20.

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