TDI Creative Catalyst Grant
MassDevelopment’s TDI Creative Catalyst Grant program is a competitive opportunity for individuals, organizations, and project teams in current and graduated Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) districts to apply for grants of between $20,000 and $100,000 to support public-facing projects that enhance local arts and cultural infrastructure and contribute to economic revitalization.
Creative communities are central to restoring the regional significance of urban neighborhoods in Gateway Cities and advancing their overall economic development outlook. Through our support of projects ranging from public art and placemaking to the stabilization of culturally significant organizations and creative business collectives, we seek to help Gateway Cities enhance their status as distinctive cultural, community, and business anchors in today’s post-industrial environment.
The goal of this program is to support the implementation of locally initiated projects, and clusters of projects, that will be used to test new approaches and build a more inclusive and sustainable arts and culture network, as well as those that serve to make the arts and culture ecosystem of these communities more equitable and representative.
Regional Program Webinars
- MassDevelopment Announces $360,000 in Funding for Arts-Based Projects in Gateway Cities (December 9, 2020)
- MassDevelopment Announces $340,000 for Arts-Based Projects in Gateway Cities in First Round of Creative Catalyst Grant Awards (January 21, 2020)
- MassDevelopment to Create Arts-Based Programming for Gateway Cities with $500,000 Barr Foundation Award (September 24, 2019)
For more information, contact:
Real Estate Innovation Officer