The deadline is fast approaching to apply for a grant from Mass Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council Program.
What are the Local Cultural Council grants, you ask? Well, Local Cultural Councils in 351 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts award grants (the average grant is around $500) for cultural projects that benefit a specific Massachusetts community. Most councils accept applications from individual artists. In fact, some councils – including Somerville Arts Council and Worcester Arts Council – also offer individual artist fellowships.
When applying for a Local Cultural Council project grant, you must explain how your project will benefit that particular community and engage its residents. Funding criteria and priorities vary from town to town, so the best way to see if your project is right for a particular community is to check that council’s listed priorities (find your Local Cultural Council). The deadline this year is Oct. 16, 2017.
Image: Mural by Scott Listfield (Painting Finalist ’10) and Josie Moray at the Worcester Art Museum, part of the LCC-funded project POW! WOW! Worcester.