Vibrant. Diverse. Creative. Essential. Arts, culture, and the creative economy are the lifeblood of Fall River. It’s woven into the fabric of our neighborhoods, organizations, institutions, people, spaces, and businesses. Let’s Create Something Great!

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Vibrant. Diverse. Creative. Essential. Arts, culture, and the creative economy are the lifeblood of Fall River. It’s woven into the fabric of our neighborhoods, organizations, institutions, people, spaces, and businesses. Let’s Create Something Great!

Fall River – A Case Study for Supporting the Arts

A SouthCoast Community Foundation production, shot and edited by Ethan de Aguiar at 8 Arm Productions.  Additional Footage was provided by: Don Burton, Narrows Center for the Arts, & FRCMedia.

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Local Arts and Culture Organizations

Fall River’s creative community is led by a wide variety of arts & culture organizations that educate, engage, inspire, and unite people, improving the quality of life for the community and individuals alike.

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Funding Opportunities & Support for Artists and Creatives

The list below is not meant to be a comprehensive gathering of ALL funding sources ...
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Publicly Accessible Art in Fall River

Public Art is often used as a catch-all term to describe murals, street art, statues, ...
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Fall River Cultural & Historic Districts

Fall River Waterfront Cultural District Established in 2011 through an act of legislature, the Mass ...
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UPDATE: New Fall River Venue to Host Activities, Contest, Music, Vendors, and Community Giveaways

FALL RIVER, MA – Fall River Arts and Culture Coalition, an initiative supported by the ...
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Fall River Introduces Winterbridge on February 12

As I watch the snow fall outside of my window with no signs of stopping, ...
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Keep the Positive Arts Momentum Going

Opinion: Keep the Positive Arts Momentum Going in Fall River

Fall River needs to support and bolster its arts and culture community in order to ...
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Window Art in Fall River Businesses Celebrates the City

Passersby walking along Fall River’s Main Street may notice some special art installations honoring the ...
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YouthBuild Fall River Chapter Makes Downtown Winterbridge Festival Come to Life

FALL RIVER — It takes grunt work and enthusiasm to build a shed and a ...
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City Celebrates ‘Mayor’s MLK Poster and Essay’ Contest Winners

FALL RIVER — After considering over 300 entries to the Mayor’s MLK Poster and Essay ...
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Winterbridge arts, food and business collaborative to run in Fall River Feb. 19, 20

Editor's note: This story was updated to reflect the new dates and activities. FALL RIVER ...
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Artist Resources

Fall River Arts & Culture Coalition
Formed in early 2019, the Fall River Arts and Culture Coalition (FRACC) is a collaborative, member-based organization dedicated to advancing arts & culture in the city to create a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable creative economy. FRACC is leading advocacy efforts for the arts and culture community on behalf of the general FRACC membership. All are welcome to apply. For more information, click here.

Fall River Cultural Council
The Fall River Cultural Council works under the umbrella of the Mayor’s Office. Every year, we distribute funds from the City of Fall River and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. These funds support innovative arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences programming. The goal is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Fall River.

Mass Cultural Council
Mass Cultural Council works to elevate our rich cultural life in Massachusetts; artists are at the heart of this effort. The MCC offers unrestricted grants to individual artists in 12 categories, oversees local cultural councils, and hosts ArtSake, its online resource to support Massachusetts artists, where you can find a weekly, curated list of opportunities for artists, the free and easy-to-use Creative Space Classifieds, where you can find or list creative work spaces or live/work spaces, and the Working Artist’s Toolkit, a wide range of resources for working artists; links to funding, services, blog posts, and other forms of support to serve as useful tools in your work as an artist.

EforAll Southcoast
Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is accelerating economic and social impact in communities nationwide through inclusive entrepreneurship. EforAll believes that everyone should have the opportunity to turn their dream of starting a business into a reality.

Alliance for Artist Communities
The Alliance was created, to recognize creative process and the exploration of new ideas as essential to human progress. Based in Providence, RI, The Alliance membership now includes more than 400 organizations and individuals, in 50 U.S. states and 20 countries, and speaks collectively on behalf of the more than 1,500 residency programs worldwide. Since 2004, the Alliance has provided more than $4 million in direct grant funding to artists and artist residency centers.

Hire Culture, creative employment in MA
A FREE, searchable database of cultural employment opportunities throughout Massachusetts.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts (VLA) provides legal services, advice, and educational programming to artists and cultural organizations throughout Massachusetts. The VLA program accomplishes its mission through the work of a panel of more than 750 attorneys who volunteer their time and services to provide legal counsel, education, and organizational support to the Massachusetts arts community.

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