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Reading Cultural Council

The Reading Cultural Council (RCC) awards grants to individuals and organizations offering cultural programs that serve the Reading community. These include school field trips, after school programs, concerts, festivals, lectures, theater, dance, music, and film. The projects take place in schools, community centers, libraries, elder care facilities, town halls, parks, and wherever our community comes together. Applications are available on September 1, 2023 and must be completed and received by October 17, 2023.



Reading Town Hall
16 Lowell Street
Reading, MA 01867-2674

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

  • Programs that serve broad segments of the community.
  • Programs that are new and diverse as well as well received annual programs.
  • Programs that contribute to the cultural vitality of the community as a whole.

FY24 Local Guidelines

  • Programs must be performed at a venue that is accessible to Reading residents, although field trips to locations outside Reading are eligible.
  • Proposals must state an approximate performance date, confirmed artist and venue.
  • Programs must have alternate sources of funding and guarantee they will run with only partial RCC funding.
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • Only one application will be accepted from each organization or applicant (individual or group) unless multiple constituencies are being served.
  • All applicants must read and adhere to the LCC Program Guidelines. You can find a copy of the guidelines by clicking on the LCC Program Guidelines link.
  • Grants are reimbursement-based. Applicants awarded funding must conduct their program using their own funds and then submit paperwork for reimbursement.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Arts Reading, Inc. Discover the Arts Day Cultural Festival $2,000
Bates III, Davis R. Celebrating the Season: A Performance for Seniors $500
Birch Meadow Elementary School Diverse Voices in Social Studies Enrichment $1,000
Chin, Amy Sound Play Family Concert $200
Creative Arts for Kids, Inc. New CAK Art Room $2,000
Downtown Reading Art Walk Downtown Reading Art Walk $750
Five Star Theatre Company, Inc. Five Star Theatre Program $1,000
Greater Boston Stage Company Discounted Tickets to Theatre for Reading Students and Seniors $500
Helping Hands of Breakheart Reservation, Inc. Breakheart Fall Festival $500
Hendrickson, Autumn Research Phase II: Reading & North Reading Involvement in WWII $1,023
Joshua Eaton School Multicultural Fair - Drumming Presentation $1,000
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $600
McFarlane, Susan Virtual Art Classes via Reading Pleasant Street Center $2,000
North Reading Community Chorale Gershwin & Friends Concert $750
North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network Family Concert: Sulinha's Trio with Ian Coury and Erico Menino $500
Northeast Youth Ballet, Inc. The Return of the Full Length Nutcracker $500
Reading Art Association, Inc. Art Exhibitions $1,500
Reading Civic Concert Band, Inc. Purchase of additional sheet music for our library $500
Reading Community Singers, Inc. Reading Community Singers Presents: Holiday Favorites $2,000
Reading Memorial High School Band Parents Organization, Inc. Downtown Tree Lighting - Musical performance $500
Reading Office of Equity and Social Justice Reading Martin Luther King Day $1,500
Reading PorchFest Committee Reading PorchFest 2023 $900
The Delvena Theatre Company Nun of This and Nun of That! $625
Walter S. Parker Middle School Purchase of Behringer X32 Sound Board for Parker Middle School Drama Program $1,000

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 8, 2023 at 12:01 AM UTC
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