About worcester cultural coalition

Who We Are

The Worcester Cultural Coalition ( WCC) is a public-private partnership established in 1999 between the City of Worcester and twelve cultural organizations. Today membership stands at 75 organizations, accounting for more than 2.7 million visitors to Worcester in calendar 2015, up from 1.5 million in 2006. Its mission is to draw on Worcester’s rich and diverse cultural assets to foster economic revitalization, support active, creative engagement for all and promote a strong cultural identity for Greater Worcester.

Our Vision

The WCC supports and encourages action that meets these creative goals by always keeping in mind the following:

CULTIVATE

Nurture and reward creativity anytime, anywhere. Ensure that every Worcester resident has the opportunity to be creative and innovative.

VALUE

Risk-taking and invest in opportunity-making. Remove regulatory barriers and encourage unique and interesting projects.

CELEBRATE

And support Worcester’s strengths, such as its diversity of people, history and architecture, arts and culture, restaurants and nightlife, innovators and entrepreneurs, schools and parks

INSPIRE

And encourage civic engagement. Collaborate. Let all stakeholders share responsibility for positive change. Refuse to support mediocrity, intolerance, disconnectedness, sprawl, poverty, bad schools, exclusivity and social and environmental degradation.

BE AUTHENTIC

And distinct. Develop and market Greater Worcester’s existing, unique assets.

Our Mission

To draw on Worcester’s rich and diverse cultural assets to foster economic revitalization, support active, creative engagement for all and promote a strong cultural identity for Greater Worcester.

IMPACT

SUPPORT a creative WOO | 46 MILLION. Household income paid to residents from spending by Arts & Culture orgs and their audiences

STAFF