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Lenox Cultural Council

The Lenox Cultural Council, with funding from the Mass. Cultural Council and the Town of Lenox, awards grants to organizations and individuals to help underwrite projects, programs and events in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for Lenox residents. We are committed to supporting the work of local artists, cultural institutions, schools, and other groups with a focus on making cultural activities accessible and engaging to all. New and innovative projects are encouraged. Applications that provide free or low-cost programs/events will be given priority. The Council is pleased to award funding to programs that fit within the above criteria and that of the Mass. Cultural Council, to the extent the State allocation allows.

Contact

Arlene D. Schiff
lenoxculturalcouncil@townoflenox.com
413-281-3249

Address
Town Hall
6 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240-2767

Application Information

FY23 Allocation

$5,500

FY23 Local Priorities

1) Underwrite projects, programs and events in the arts, humanities and sciences in order to foster a rich cultural life for Lenox residents.

2) Support the work of local artists, cultural institutions, schools and other groups with a focus on making cultural activities accessible and engaging to all.

3) New and innovative projects are encouraged.

4) Applications that provide free or low cost programs/events will be given priority.

5) Support the following activities identified in the 2022 Community Survey as priorities: Community-wide gatherings: festivals, concerts, plays; Nature, science and environmental education projects; Arts education in the schools and; Projects celebrating local history, cultural diversity.

6) Support programs and events that benefit the following populations as identified in the 2022 Community Survey as priorities: families, low-income, teens, seniors and immigrant communities.

7) If you are not a Berkshire-based potential grantee, please note in your application a Berkshire-based organization you have partnered with for your program/event.

8) If your program is on-going, please provide information on the number of Lenox residents you served in the last 3 years.

FY23 Local Guidelines

– Town based applicants are given preference over those from out of town.
– Priority will be given to projects and programs that benefit the Lenox community.
– Preference is given to applications that are clear and specific about the activities that are being proposed.
– New applications and innovative proposals are encouraged, but the applicant must have a sponsor or venue.
– Council funds are not intended as the sole source of funding on projects, we encourage applicants to seek additional funding support for their programs and projects.
– The Cultural Council does NOT fund administrative costs for salaried staff, support staff or volunteers, fund-raising projects or food and beverages.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

A grant list will be published here after January 17, 2023 and once the Local Cultural Council has finalized their decisions.

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 6, 2022 at 06:30 AM UTC
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