The Mass Cultural Council, a state agency promoting excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, awarded a $2,500 Festivals & Projects Grant to TCAN for the presentation of live performances at Lookout Farm in 2024.

Founded in 1990, the Mass Cultural Council has been a dynamic force for enriching communities, growing the economy, increasing accessibility, and fostering individual creativity in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Recognizing the essential role that a rich cultural life plays in communities and the lives of individuals, the MCC partners with artists, communities, organizations, and schools to unleash the power of culture across the Commonwealth.

“Since TCAN was founded in 1997, the Mass Cultural Council has generously selected TCAN as a recipient of State funding for multiple capital projects including the initial restoration of the Firehouse and our Cinema Room expansion in 2016, and provided needed economic assistance that supported our organization through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said David Lavalley, Executive Director of TCAN. “This grant allows TCAN to expand programming at the Belkin Family’s Lookout Farm in South Natick, enhancing our capacity and helping offset the risk and expense of producing events outdoors. We are truly grateful for their continued support.”

About The Center for Arts in Natick

Now celebrating its 27th year of presenting arts programs in Natick, TCAN provides a cultural center to the MetroWest Boston region, where national and emerging artists present concert performances, movie screenings, and art exhibitions in an environment that brings together individuals and families, children, and seniors. Arts education programs are held for students of all ages.

About the Mass Cultural Council

The Mass Cultural Council is a Massachusetts state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the vitality of our communities and economy. The Council pursues this mission through a wide range of grants, initiatives, and advocacy for artists, communities, organizations, and schools.