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To apply for a 2022 Boston Cultural Council arts organization grant, please visit:
Boston Cultural Council Grant Application and follow the instructions.

Applications will not be accepted through this MCC portal, so please click through the link above to apply!

About the BCC:
The Boston Cultural Council (BCC), under the umbrella of the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, helps to ensure that grant-making responds to the needs of the cultural community and that best practices for grant solicitation, review and disbursement are followed. The BCC annually distributes funds allocated by the City of Boston and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency; to support innovative arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences programming that enhances the quality of life in our city.


Mayor's Office Of Arts and Culture

Boston City Hall Room 802
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02108-4309

Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

Our Boston Cultural Council grants are for organizations that benefit the public by offering arts programming in local neighborhoods. We give grants for general operating expenses to organizations with budgets under $2 million. The specific amount organizations are eligible for depends on their budget size. The largest amount we will award is $5,000. Full guidelines are available at

FY23 Local Guidelines

Information not provided

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY23 Funding List

Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines

Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on June 7, 2023 at 12:49 PM UTC
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