The Goshen Cultural Council 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.
The Goshen Cultural Council would like to hear from Goshen residents about the types of programs and events that it should fund during the next grant cycle.
Please respond to this survey by November 1st: www.surveymonkey.com/r/T3VNYZJ
In addition, the Council is seeking applications from organizations, schools, and individuals for grants that support arts, humanities, and science programs in the community, including exhibits, festivals, school field trips, performances, workshops, concerts, and lectures. Applications are due November 16.
Last year, the Goshen Cultural Council distributed over $5,700 in grants to fund several projects for the benefit of local schools and other organizations and to support local artists in the hilltowns. Although many of those projects had to be postponed due to Covid 19, we are hopeful that they can be rescheduled during next year.
We invite local artists and presenters to consider applying for grants. Please contact Nancy Wood at 413-268-7973, if you have any questions about the online application process. 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.