Lexington Council for the Arts
The Lexington Council for the Arts’ mission is to promote and fund community arts and culture activities to enhance the quality of life for Lexington residents.
The Lexington Council for the Arts (LCA) administers Local Cultural Council (LCC) Grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). LCC Grants fund or partially fund proposals from individuals, schools and organizations that meet state MCC guidelines as well as Lexington’s local criteria.
Note: The grants are reimbursement based. (The grantees expend their own money, and after the project has taken place, they submit a form to Lexington’s LCC for reimbursement.)
Jillian Tung and Steve Poltorzycki, Co-chairs
c/o Selectmen's Office
1625 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420-3893
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FY22 Local Priorities
Applications must list a CONFIRMED date, and CONFIRMED venue (including a letter of confirmation from venue).
The application must clearly describe why these funds are needed and what they will help to achieve.
Preference is given to events that:
– happen in Lexington
– target or benefit the broadest range of Lexington residents possible, including under-served and diverse populations
– reflect community survey results prioritizing interest in arts in the schools, and community events (such as festivals, concerts, plays)
Although we prefer that you apply online, we will also accept paper applications this year. If you are applying on paper, please contact us for a paper copy via the contact information on the Council Info tab.
FY22 Local Guidelines
To be considered for funding, applicants must send ONE copy that:
- is received by the stated deadline, signed by the applicant, with all sections complete, and include supporting materials such as resumes, information and/or organizational brochures
- has their project or program take place in physically accessible locations in Lexington
- has project or program that targets or benefits the broadest range of Lexington residents possible, including underserved and diverse populations
- has confirmed date(s), venues and publicity plans for project or program
- has potential to promote excellence, access, and educational opportunities in the arts, humanities, or interpretive sciences.
- clearly explains how the award monies will help make their project or program happen successfully
If approved for a grant, all project announcements, invitations, publicity, etc. must contain this acknowledgement: This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lexington Council for the Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines