October 23, 2020

Seekonk Cultural Council Seeking Proposals From Local Arts, Humanities & Science Programs

Application opens October 1st Deadline to apply for FY21 LCC grant funding is Nov. 16th


Seekonk – The Seekonk Cultural Council announces today that proposals to receive funding to support community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs are due Monday, November 16, 2020 by 11:59PM EST. This is a month later than the traditional deadline date.

According to Council spokesperson Bill Clark, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Seekonk-- including exhibits, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances, workshops, and lectures in schools, at the public library, or our town senior center. Our priority is to fund local artists when appropriate. The council will also consider virtual programs due to Covid-19 considerations.

The Seekonk Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) serving all 351 communities 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 Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to every community.

The total amount of funding available will be contingent upon the Mass Cultural Council’s FY21 state budget appropriation. Previously funded projects include: Pastels Workshop, Fascinating Frogs and Terrific Toads, The Butterfly Initiative, Building Empathy Workshop, Tape Art, Music of South Pacific, and many other stimulating activities and performances.

For local guidelines and complete information on the Seekonk Cultural Council, contact Chairperson, Bill Clark at brotherb2@comcast.net. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org.

For specific information about COVID-19 related considerations, please visit https://massculturalcouncil.org/covid-19-resources/guidance-for-local-cultural-councils-and-their-grantees-in-response-to-covid-19/.


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