Mattapoisett Cultural Council seeks grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs until October 15. Grants are available to support cultural 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 $9,000 in grants. Previously funded projects included: theatrical and science programs for children and adults at Mattapoisett Free Public Library, concerts by SouthCoast Children’s Chorus and Tri-County Symphonic Band, youth concerts and music education for Mattapoisett students by New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, programs and exhibits at Mattapoisett Historical Society and in-school arts and science programs sponsored by the Mattapoisett PTA, Old Hammondtown School Robotics Club, Old Colony RVTHS Drama Club, and Friends of ORR Drama, among others.
Mattapoisett Cultural Council is now accepting online applications at www.mass-culture.org/. Paper applications will not be accepted. Applicants are encouraged to review local funding priorities at http://www.mass-culture.org/Mattapoisett#. Questions may be addressed to MattapoisettLCC@gmail.com.
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, awarding more than $3 million in grants to more than 6,000 cultural programs statewide. The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for all Massachusetts residents.
This year, Mattapoisett Cultural Council’s available funding has more than doubled due to the Board of Selectmen’s support for and annual town meeting approval of municipal funding for local cultural endeavors.