MASHPEE CULTURAL COUNCIL SEEKS FUNDING PROPOSALS
Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs due October 16
Monday October 16th is the MASHPEE CULTURAL COUNCIL’s deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. This is for funding for projects that will occur in calendar year 2018. The application process is entirely on-line. Paper applications are no longer accepted.
These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Mashpee — including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.
The Mashpee Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.
The Mashpee Cultural Council will distribute about $4,500 in grants, typically in the range of $250 to $500. This represents Mashpee’s share of $3 million in state funding. In the past, Mashpee Cultural Council grants have supported projects at the Mashpee Public Library, Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Mashpee Senior Center, Mashpee Summer Concert Series, Mashpee TV, Quashnet Elementary School, among others.
Qualified applications may be submitted on-line (only), no later than October 16th, at
https://www.mass-culture.org/Mashpee . Guidelines and requirements of the Mashpee Cultural Council are also available at that address. Letters of approval are sent out by the end of December, and recipients have one year from that date to submit for disbursement of the awarded amount. Additional information is available on the Town’s website at http://www.mashpeema.gov/cultural-council , including relevant links.