Springfield Central Cultural District

Arts Service Organization

Who are we?

The Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) covers an architecturally impressive, compact, walkable area encompassing approximately 1/3 of a square mile of Downtown Springfield, MA. The district is brimming with cultural attractions, a robust calendar of cultural planningand a diverse roster of restaurants and eateries.

Springfield Cultural Partnership connects artists, institutions and audiences to create and celebrate creativity in Springfield. The SCP is a 501c3 founded in 2016 and serves all of Springfield, MA. The SCP is a member based organization with a diverse mix of individuals and organizations, involved at a range of member levels, and all committed to supporting the vitality of our local cultural economy. The SCP also oversees an area of downtown Springfield that has been designated as the Springfield Central Cultural District by the Mass Cultural Council.

In addition, the Springfield Central Cultural District, overseen by the SCP, signed the Springfield Cultural Compact along with the Springfield Cultural Council, the City of Springfield, and the Mass Cultural CouncilThis partnership works exclusively on cultural activities to boost the local economy through collaboration and creative expression. To learn more about this effort, click here.

Our Mission:

Springfield Cultural Partnership’s Mission is to foster civic engagement and arts education in the City of Springfield by creating and sustaining a vibrant cultural environment, authentically engaging institutions, artists, and the community.

Our Vision:

The Springfield Cultural Partnership’s Vision is to succeed as a significant force in the region’s creative community by contributing to economic vitality and cultural enrichment. The Cultural Partnership fosters a synergy and alignment of cultural resources that create an enriching, welcoming experience for Springfield visitors and residents alike.

Our Values:

Collaboration, Community, Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation, Respect

Come visit!

The Springfield Central Cultural District welcomes you with open arms!

Come visit any of our member institutions, or just stop by for a bite to eat and a glance at some historic buildings – we’re just a short exit off of I-91, I-291, or the Mass Pike. 

Primary Discipline


Additional Disciplines

Dance - General
Design - General
Design - Landscape Architecture
Design - Urban / Metropolitan
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Literary Arts - General
Media - General
Media - Digital
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Music - General
Theater - General
Visual/Crafts - General


Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading

Additional Links:


  • DeVos Institute Pro Bono Initiative Focused on Social Cohesion through the Arts
  • The Trust Transfer Project is highlighted under the project organization field guide for creating positive messaging, and “engaging artists as critical partners and trusted messengers in promoting vaccine confidence—for COVID-19 and beyond.”
  • Communities for Immunity Announces First Round Awardees—including the SCP and CMSS who were chosen as partners for the work through the Trust Transfer Project

Professional Associations

  • Massachusetts Cultural Council, MassCreative, MassDevelopment TDI

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 2014
  • Approx. 400 events per year
  • Geographic Reach: City/Town-wide, County-wide, Surrounding Counties/Region, State-wide, Surrounding States/Region
  • Seasons active: Year round