Rochester Cultural Council

The Rochester Cultural Council (RCC) is accepting online applications from organizations, schools, and individuals for grants to support community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs. Online applications will be accepted from September 1, 2018 until October 15, 2018 at If you have a great idea for bringing culturally enriching programming to the Rochester area and need funding to make it a reality, please submit a proposal!

The RCC is a part of the Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program, which is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. This program is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Administered by 2,400 municipally appointed volunteers, the LCC network consists of 329 councils serving all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns. Each year, local councils award more than $3 million in grants to more than 5,000 cultural programs statewide. These include school field trips, afterschool programs, concerts, festivals, lectures, theater, dance, music, and film. LCC projects take place in schools, community centers, libraries, elder care facilities, town halls, parks, and wherever communities come together! Grants from LCCs are reimbursement-based. (The applicant expends their own money, and if approved for a grant, then submits paperwork for reimbursement.)

For more information about the LCC and RCC program and application forms, visit The RCC also has a website, and a Facebook Page: To contact the RCC directly with questions, or to become an RCC member, please email us at or call 508-763-0872 and leave a message.

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