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Bedford Cultural Council

The Bedford Cultural Council supports public projects through the regranting of the annual allocation of funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). These projects shall promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in Bedford.


Barbara Purchia

Bedford Town Hall
10 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730-2193

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

Preference is given to
1. Bedford residents and organizations
a. Nonprofit organizations
b. Projects involving local artists
2. Projects which encourage community-wide participation in the arts, cultural events, graphic arts, fine arts, music, dance, theater, writing, nature, science and environmental education
3. Projects which encourage participation by audiences of all ages including multi-generational cultural programs
4. Projects highlighting Bedford’s history and institutions
5. Projects celebrating cultural diversity and inclusivity
6. First time funding of projects

FY23 Local Guidelines

1. Non-resident individuals or organizations:
a. If your program occurs in Bedford, you must have a predetermined local sponsor and a letter from the sponsor with your application. The letter should specify the type and level of support that the sponsor will provide. The application must identify the venue as either in-person or virtual. Virtual programs must be managed by the sponsor.
b. If your program does NOT occur in Bedford, you must have a supporting letter from a resident that explains how your program will benefit Bedford residents.
2. Applications must be completed online and include a complete budget.
3. Publicity must contain the following acknowledgement: “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.” For additional information, refer to Publicity Guidelines (
4. Your event should be able to proceed with only partial funding from the Bedford Cultural Council. Other Massachusetts Cultural Grant Program Opportunities are described at:
5. Approved grantees must advertise event(s) in local Bedford media.
6. Grants are made on a reimbursement basis only. Once your program has been completed, please send your completed reimbursement form and documentation (Invoices, receipts, or paid bills), including costs associated with virtual programming if applicable, evidence that the event took place (programs, photos, etc.), and was credited as promised (copies of marketing, in newspapers, etc.) to: Bedford Cultural Council, Bedford Town Hall, 10 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730. You may also email your reimbursement materials to Partial reimbursement is possible for projects that happen in more than one phase. For additional information, refer to Reimbursement Guidelines (

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.

Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines

Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 9, 2022 at 07:30 AM UTC
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