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Cultural Development

Cultural Development


City Hall 4th Floor
455 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 799-1400, Fax: (508) 799-1406
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


The mission of the Cultural Development Division is to administer the cultural development agenda and programs of the city; to promote, develop and expand cultural activity in the city; and to execute the programs and administer the affairs of the arts council as established and authorized under these ordinances.

The priorities of the Cultural Development Division include:

  • Building the vitality of the downtown core and neighborhood centers through the creation of new cultural and entertainment opportunities.
  • Connecting entrepreneurs and property owners with public financing opportunities.
  • Improving connections between and among the City's many economic generators.
  • Marketing Worcester's assets to the region and beyond.

Office activities to support these priorities include: the promotion of enterprises through financial and site search assistance; the attraction of new residents and visitors through the promotion of cultural offerings and activities; and engagement in planning initiatives to create new places for Worcester's growth and expansion.

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