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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

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Alice M. Barrows Elementary School Walker Between Worlds $880
Arthur W. Coolidge Middle School Family Night $700
Birch Meadow Elementary School All-School Author Workshops $1,000
CATO - The Coalition of Us Reading Remembrance Tour 2024 $1,500
Creative Arts for Kids, Inc. Annual PumpkinFest Family Festival and Fundraiser at Creative Arts $1,000
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $300
Downtown Reading Art Walk Downtown Reading Art Walk $650
First Congregational Church of Reading, United Church of Christ Arts & Cultural Series at First Congregational Church of Reading $875
Five Star Theatre Company, Inc. Five Star Theatre Company "Rising Stars" $1,500
Greater Boston Stage Company Ticket subsidy for the Elderly and Students $750
Helping Hands of Breakheart Reservation, Inc. Breakheart Fall Festival $750
Joshua Eaton School History of Hip Hop Presentation $1,000
KevTech Services, Inc. Beginner Tech Classes $500
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic - The Musical $580
North Reading Community Chorale IRCC Spring Concert: "Seasons" $500
Northeast Youth Ballet, Inc. C'est La Vie: Northeast Youth Ballet's Spring Series 2024 $750
Quannapowitt Players, Inc. Suburban Holidays 12 $1,000
Reading Civic Concert Band, Inc. Purchase of additional sheet music for our library $600
Reading Community Singers, Inc. Reading Community Singers: Holiday Party! $1,400
Reading Engineering Teams, Inc. Community Outreach 2024 $300
Reading Memorial High School Juneteenth Freedom Festival Guest Speaker & Supplies $1,500
Reading Memorial High School Labyrinth Walk $450
Reading Memorial High School Band Parents Organization, Inc. Reading Downtown Tree Lighting $1,250
Reading Office of Equity and Social Justice Reading Martin Luther King Day $1,500
Reading PorchFest Committee Reading PorchFest 2024 $800
Reading Special Education Parent Advisory Council Right to Read Film Screening $567
Rull, Thomas E. "A Musical Journey Through the Years $450
Schwartz, Anne 2023 Reading Community Menorah Lighting $1,000
The Delvena Theatre Company Mangia, Meatballs and Murder $750
The New England School of Performing Arts Summer Theatre $1,000

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