FAQ Topic: Cultural Council

Where can I get more information on the Massachusetts Cultural Council?

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.  The Council pursues this mission through a combination of grant programs, partnerships, and … Continued

How do I find out if I received a Cultural Council grant?

Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) will send preliminary notification to all applicants shortly after they vote on grants.  Disapproved applicants are notified first to allow for the reconsideration process.  Approved applicants generally receive letters from LCCs in December or January.  Final approval from the state is given in March/April and money is available to reimburse applicants … Continued

Can I apply to more than one Local Cultural Council (LCC)?

An applicant may apply to any number of LCC’s.  If you do apply to more than one LCC for the same project, it is important that you indicate the amount you requested from the other LCC’s on the appropriate budget line.  Some LCC’s have guidelines regarding requests from applicants from other communities.  Applicants should find … Continued

How do I apply for a Cultural Council grant?

Send in your application form to the Local Cultural Council (LCC) by the October 15 deadline.  While all LCCs use the same basic application forms, some may require additional information from their applicants.  It’s a good idea to speak with the chair of the LCC in the towns where you plan to apply. The chair … Continued

How do I get an Application form for a Cultural Council grant?

Both the Local Cultural Council (LCC) application form and PASS application form are available at the link below, beginning September 1, with a submission deadline of October 15. Local Cultural Council Program   Forms are also available locally from the chair the Goshen Cultural Council.

What is the Local Cultural Council Program?

Local Cultural Council Programs, administered at the state level by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, provide state funds to cities and towns to regrant at a local level. Municipally-appointed volunteers meet and decide how to distribute local funds to projects in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.

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