The Goshen Cultural Council is seeking applications from organizations, schools, and individuals for grants that support arts, humanities, and science programs in the community, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, or performances in schools, workshops, concerts, and lectures. Applications are due October 15.
The GCC is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.
Last year, the Goshen Cultural Council distributed over $4,000 in grants to fund several projects including the Hampshire Regional High School spring musical, a marionette performance and a science in motion program at the New Hingham Regional Elementary school, an afternoon of fiddle music, and performances by two local bands.
We invite local presenters to consider applying. For any questions including the online application process, please contact Nancy Wood at 413-268-7973. The Goshen Council is ready to assist applicants, particularly those applying for the first time. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org.