Creative Economy Fund

The Creative Economy Initiatives Fund is not awarding grants currently. The Fund was established in 2007 to support faculty initiatives in the arts, humanities and social sciences that benefit the State’s economy and improve quality of life.  During its first ten years, the Fund made a total of 93 awards.  Among other projects, the Fund supported preservation of the W.E.B Du Bois boyhood home in Great Barrington, helped establish the Lowell Youth Orchestra and a permanent Jack Kerouac education and tourism site in Lowell, and generated major studies of the film and electronic gaming industries in Massachusetts.  It brought UMass Dartmouth students together with Durfee High School students to create a photographic history of Fall River’s neighborhoods, promoted a workers’ upholstery coop in Springfield, and sponsored numerous music, dance and theatre performances in Boston, Amherst, and Lowell.

If you have questions about past awards, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and International Relations.

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