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Buckland Cultural Council

Buckland Cultural Council funds West County arts and humanities projects and events through small but meaningful grants to artists and presenters. It is our mission to support the cultural offerings of the area for a wide age range of people including seniors and youth, and to improve the quality of life for students in, residents of, and visitors to West County. Artists, schools and community groups can apply.


James Bonham

17 State Street
Buckland, MA 01370

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FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

Local Cultural Councils grant monies provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to fund art, science and humanities projects, performances, and activities.

The Buckland Cultural Council gives priority to projects that:

  • Have venues in the area or a local connection
  • Focus on local history
  • Are culturally diverse, historically inclusive, and bring focus to underrepresented groups
  • Educate the community in the arts, humanities and/or natural sciences
  • Reach a wide age range of participants/audiences including youth, school groups and/or seniors
  • Reach a large number of residents and are relatively inexpensive to attend
  • Include collaborations among arts organizations, schools, libraries and humanitarian organizations
  • We believe will be of interest to the residents

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council supports holding virtual events or making other accommodations in place of in-person gatherings when it is safer to do so.

Applications must be submitted electronically by the application deadline to be considered. The Buckland Cultural Council will meet soon thereafter to review applications and respond in a timely manner. Accepted applicants are asked to submit press for activities/events to the council in advance so that we can promote your programs through our Buckland Cultural Council Facebook page. We also require that you credit the Buckland Cultural Council in your written materials and at produced events. The average grant value in FY20 was $200.

Note to FY20 grantees: As a FY20 grantee, you are entitled to submit requests for reimbursement to cover time and costs committed to a cancelled project. You may also submit a request for extension or modification, preferably by October 31st, 2020. Even if your FY20 project is extended to FY21, you are still eligible to receive grants for separate projects in the FY21 grant cycle.

FY22 Local Guidelines

Applications for funding from the Buckland Cultural Council are now available at the Buckland Town Hall, The Buckland Public Library, The Arms Library or from the state at their web site, .

Local cultural council grant monies provided by the state of Massachusetts, fund art, science and humanities projects, performances and activities that have venues in the area (or a local connection) and that are culturally diverse, reach a wide age range of participants or audience (including school groups and seniors) and that are of interest to the residents. Applications must be postmarked by October 15th to be considered. Upon receipt, the Local Council will meet to consider all applications and respond in a timely manner. Instructions included in the package will steer the applicant through the process. If you have a culturally enriching idea you are encouraged to apply.
If you do not have a venue BEFORE you apply your application will not be considered.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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