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
FAQ Topic: Cultural Council
Click on this link for more information. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to local and regional cultural councils on the policies and procedures they must use while regranting public dollars from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Both regulations and guidelines are included in this document. Regulations are rules that exist as part … Continued
The LCC Program is designed to reimburse an applicant for the award amount once the project has occurred, or the money has been spent on the project. Grantees indicate that this has happened on a reimbursement form that is sent with the award letter. Please check with the chair or treasurer of the LCC from … Continued
An applicant whose request was not approved for funding by an LCC may request that the council review the application again if the applicant can demonstrate that the LCC failed to follow published local or state review procedures. Disapproved applicants have two weeks after the notification letters are mailed out to request reconsideration by the … Continued
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
There are two kinds of applications that local cultural councils review from applicants: standard LCC applications, which can cover a broad range of cultural activities, and PASS applications, which are used to request money for K-12 students’ field trips to cultural performances. Suggested institutions for these field trips are designated with a “Type: P” in … Continued
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
The statewide, yearly deadline to apply to LCC’s is October 15.
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
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.