Mattapoisett Cultural Council seeks grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs. These grants support a variety of artistic projects and activities in and around Mattapoisett – including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.
This year, Mattapoisett Cultural Council will distribute about $4,300 in grants. Previously funded projects include: Young People’s Concerts by New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, theatrical programs for children at Mattapoisett Free Public Library and for adults at Mattapoisett Council for Aging, and a performance for all ages by SouthCoast Children’s Chorus, among others.
Guidelines, application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at http://www.mass-culture.org/Mattapoisett#. Questions may be addressed to MattapoisettLCC@gmail.com. Application forms are also available at Mattapoisett Free Public Library.
Grant applications must be postmarked no later than October 15 (10 copies).
Mattapoisett 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 Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.