City of Lowell, Massachusetts
The Office of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (CASE) is the official arts and events agency for the City of Lowell, MA. Established by City ordinance in May 2008, CASE's mission is to help create a high quality cultural environment that offers appealing experiences to the city’s diverse population, stimulate economic development in the City, and encourage people to participate in the culture of the community. As both a service and presenting organization, CASE accomplishes this mission by stimulating public awareness of and support for the arts, preserving and celebrating the City's diverse cultural and historical heritage, planning yearly community events and supporting local festivals.
The Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) is the 501(3)(c) tax-exempt corporation affiliated with the Office of Cultural Affairs & Special Events. The twenty-two member COOL Board is comprised of trustees appointed by the City Manager and responsible for the fiduciary activity and adherence to the by-laws of COOL.