Arts & Culture Resources

Resources for the Arts Community - COVID-19

Updated 9/22/20: Newton Cultural Development, along with NCA and the Newton Cultural Council, have compiled a list of resources geared toward the arts community. We hope you will find this list useful during this extraordinary time.

 

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Arts & Culture Resources

The City of Newton maintains numerous centers and resources that support and enhance cultural life for its residents, friends, and tourists. Get to know these valuable community resources:

Newton Community Preservation Program (Newton, MA)​

The Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) provides local and state funds for affordable housing, historic resources, open space, and recreation land. Click the link to learn more about current Newton CPA proposals and projects.

Newton Farmers' Market

The Newton Farmers' Market, now in its 40th year, is one of the oldest farmers' markets in Massachusetts. The city holds two seasonal farmers' markets: one on Saturdays in West Newton Square from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., June to October, and the other on Tuesdays in Cold Spring Park from 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., July to October. Markets are held rain or shine.

Massachusetts Cultural Council

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. The Council pursues this mission through a combination of grant programs, partnerships, and services for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and artists.

MASSCreative

MASSCreative works to build a more vibrant, healthy and equitable Massachusetts. The organization works with artists, leaders, supporters, and partners of the arts, cultural, and creative community to advocate for the resources and support necessary for the sector to thrive.

Cultural Development/Arts in the Parks

The Cultural Development office of the City of Newton promotes the arts and artists, and sponsors year-round cultural programs and events working closely with Newton Community Pride.

Newton-Needham Regional Chamber

The mission of the chamber is to champion the communities' economic and cultural vitality through advocacy, education and networking. Newton Cultural Alliance is a member of the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber.

Newton TAB

Newton's local news and happenings, via print and Newton Wicked Local online.

NewTV

NewTV is a nonprofit, Newton-based organization dedicated to providing the diverse Newton community with a platform for opinions, news, and local information. They also offer training, a media facility, and content distribution.

Newton Cultural Council

The Newton Cultural Council is the local agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The mission of the NCC is to support public programs that promote excellence; and to distribute funds with a focus on developing and promoting an artistic, humanist, and scientific community and to help those individuals enrich Newton residents' lives with their work.

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