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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.

Arts & Culture Blog

February Workshops & Special Events at the Viva Fall River Pop-Up Shop

February Workshops & Special Events at the Viva Fall River Pop-Up Shop

You'll LOVE what's going on at the Viva Fall River Pop Up Shop in Downtown ...
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January 2023 Downloadable Events List

January 2023 Downloadable Events List

New year, new events! Check out our downloadable (and printable) events round-up of all the ...
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VIVA 2022! Year In Review

VIVA 2022! Year In Review

It's that time of year again! Take a look back with us as we look ...
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Ready for a food fight? Pastel de Nata Throwdown coming to New Bedford, Fall River

Ready for a food fight? Pastel de Nata Throwdown coming to New Bedford, Fall River

Ashley Schuler - The Herald News Chances are good that if you live in the ...
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Fall River’s Kennedy Park transforms into Winter Wonderland Dec. 4

Fall River’s Kennedy Park transforms into Winter Wonderland Dec. 4

FALL RIVER — One local nonprofit is cranking up the Christmas cheer with a series ...
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Visual Arts Review: Ukrainian Art Today — Crystallizing the Immediacy of War

Visual Arts Review: Ukrainian Art Today — Crystallizing the Immediacy of War

Don’t Close Your Eyes, at the New Art Corridor, 245 Walnut Street, Newton, through November 26. Eye ...
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Own a piece of Fall River. Garage Gallery is nearly ready to open with locally made art.

Own a piece of Fall River. Garage Gallery is nearly ready to open with locally made art.

By Dan Medeiros - The Herald News FALL RIVER — Dean Diogo has an eye ...
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Celebrate Thanksmas in Downtown Fall River This Weekend!

Celebrate Thanksmas in Downtown Fall River This Weekend!

Nancy Hall, Fun 107 Not ready to rush past Thanksgiving, but want to get a ...
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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, visit the FRACC website.

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.

MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists
Helps artists in all disciplines strengthen their financial and business capacity to sustain a lifetime of creative excellence. Assets for Artists provides professional development workshops, financial and business coaching, working capital grants and micro-loan referrals, artist residencies at MASS MoCA, and support for artists re-locating to North Adams, Massachusetts.

University of Massachusetts Amherst, AES Resource List
The Arts Extension Service continues to be dedicated to supporting artists and arts organizations by providing education and information. Visit the list, which is updated weekly, to find opportunities for artists, arts managers, and art instructors. Find additional shared resources on their Instagram and Facebook pages.

 

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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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