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Apply for LCC Grants Supporting Community-Based Arts & Culture Projects

Lisa Simmons, Program Manager

photo of a trio of musicians seated under a white tent playing on a grass commons
Musicians perform at Viva Fall River’s Summer Evenings in the Park. Photo: Patti Rego.

In FY24 Mass Cultural Council will invest $5.5 million into the Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program, the nation’s largest grassroots cultural funding network.

LCCs provide arts and cultural grants to every community in Massachusetts through the efforts of more than 2,500 volunteers. They fund some 8,000 public projects annually that include everything from field trips to lectures, festivals, and dance performances. Mass Cultural Council allocations to LCCs range from $5,500-$297,200, based on a formula that reflects state aid to municipalities.

The application opens on September 1, 2023. To apply:

  1. Read about the LCC Program application process.
  2. Download the LCC Program Guidelines (PDF).
  3. Check out council profiles (starting September 1) to learn about local priorities before you apply.
  4. Register for an information session on September 12 and learn about the application process.
  5. Set up a user account and profile in the Agency’s grants management system.

The application deadline is October 17 at 11:59pm (ET). Don’t wait until the last minute to apply!

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