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Media Advisory: American Public Television Receives Cultural Sector Recovery Grant from Mass Cultural Council

Funds from the grant program will support APT’s operational costs

BOSTON, MA (February 15, 2023) – Mass Cultural Council (MCC) has named American Public Television (APT) a recipient of a 2023 MCC Cultural Sector Recovery Grant, announced today at the Massachusetts State House.

The Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations provides unrestricted support to Massachusetts cultural organizations, collectives, and businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognized as a cultural organization that contributes to economic growth and opportunity in Massachusetts, APT plans to use the grant award to support operational costs that cover staffing, occupancy, program expenses, and other needs.

"We'd like to thank Mass Cultural Council for this grant award,” said Cynthia Fenneman, APT President and CEO. “We value the important work they do to support and advance the power of culture across the Commonwealth."

As an independent state arts agency, MCC works to foster a rich cultural life for all residing in Massachusetts, promoting the power of the arts, humanities and sciences in vitalizing our communities and economy. APT is one of more than 1,200 cultural organizations across the state named as a grant recipient.


About American Public Television
American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations. Founded in 1961, APT distributes 250 new program titles per year and more than one-third of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. APT’s diverse catalog includes prominent documentaries, performances, dramas, how-to programs, classic movies, children’s series, and news and current affairs programs. Midsomer Murders, America’s Test Kitchen, AfroPoP, Rick Steves’ Europe, Pacific Heartbeat, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television, Legacy List with Matt Paxton, Front and Center, Lidia’s Kitchen, Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Kitchen, Simply Ming, The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, Front & Center, James Patterson’s Kid Stew, and NHK Newsline are a sampling of APT’s programs, considered some of the most popular on public television. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service and distributes Create®TV — featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming — and WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science, and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit

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