Concord Cultural Council
The Concord Cultural Council is a non-profit organization appointed by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Concord. The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) (www.massculturalcouncil.org) is the governing organization from which funds are derived and its mission is to promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.
22 Monument Square
Concord, MA 01742-1865
FY23 Local Priorities
All applications and supplemental materials must be submitted online. No paper applications will be accepted.
Programs in music, dance, visual arts, poetry, literature, drama, the humanities and scientific interpretation for all age groups will be considered. Capital expenditures will be considered. Applications for programs that are normally funded by the town budget will not be considered. An applicant who has been funded for 3 successive years will have lower priority in the 4th year.
Priority is given to applicants who live or work in in Concord and who offer programs and presentations that specifically benefit a wide range of audiences in the Concord community.
We encourage applications for programs in the surrounding area if they would benefit Concord residents as well as other communities.
Priority is given to programs that have a proven track record or expectation of attracting or benefiting a large number of participants.
Level of Support: The Council does not fully fund any project. To demonstrate that your project is not dependent solely on Concord funding, you must specify other sources of financial support in the budget section of the application. All requests for full funding will be denied.
For examples of the range of programs that have received grants in previous years, please visit the Town of Concord website’s Local Cultural Council page under Boards and Committees.
FY23 Local Guidelines
The Concord Cultural Council supports community cultural projects through its two grant programs:
1). The Council awards grants to local organizations that adhere to the Massachusetts Cultural Council guidelines as well as the local Concord Cultural Council guidelines. Local and regional artists and arts organizations are eligible to apply for grants. The Council places priority on new initiatives and gives preference to artists and events that benefit Concord.
2). The Council awards Field Trip Grants to school groups as ticket subsidies to attend cultural events.
All applications for grants from the Concord Cultural Council must meet the following guidelines:
Applications will be accepted ONLINE ONLY. The online form is available at (https://massculturalcouncil.smartsimple.com). Supplemental materials should also be submitted through the online application. Please note that no paper applications will be accepted.
Level of Support: Applicants may apply for partial funding only and must demonstrate other sources of support.
Local Priority: Preference is given to applicants who live or work in Concord, and who offer programs and presentations that specifically benefit a wide range of audiences in the Concord community.
Handicap Accessibility: Activities must take place in a handicap accessible facility.
Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a record of engagement in the type of activity for which funds are requested.
Program Eligibility: Programs in music, dance, visual arts, poetry, literature, drama, the humanities and scientific interpretation for all age groups will be considered. Capital expenditures will be considered. Applications for programs that are normally funded by the town budget will not be considered.
Repeat Applicants: An applicant who is funded three successive years will have lower priority in the fourth year.
Project modifications: After the grants are awarded, programs may only be modified after the Council’s review.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
A grant list will be published here after January 17, 2023 and once the Local Cultural Council has finalized their decisions.
Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines