The Foundation recently lead the way in the development of Worcester's first-ever Cultural Plan, made available to the public on May 29, 2019. Created in partnership with the City and the Worcester Cultural Coalition, the Plan promotes a shared vision that recognizes the power of culture to make our City a better place for people to live, work and thrive.
We're proud to take a leadership role convening and educating our community about the Cultural Plan. We are also directing financial and knowledge resources to our creative sector to further advance the Plan and strengthen the creative sector.
Cultural Plan Activation Mini-Grant Program: Intended to inspire organizations and individuals engaged in the creative sector to help advance the City’s Cultural Plan. This grant program seeks to fund projects that: celebrate & amplify diverse communities; increase access, equity & inclusion; uplift & empower the community; and, are innovative, thought-provoking & collaborative. Learn more.
Nonprofit Support Center for Creatives (NSCfc): We are offering workshops targeted to the needs of our region's arts, culture and creativity organizations through our Nonprofit Support Center. The NSC is a program of the Foundation aimed at fostering a strong, collaborative, and forward-thinking nonprofit sector. As part of this initiative, the NSC is now doing this specifically with creatives in mind! Learn more.