The Middleborough Cultural Council (MCC) is pleased to announce that applications for the FY2021 grant cycle can now be submitted online. The necessary form will be available online on 1 October 2020, and you can submit your application through the portal any time from that date until 15 November 2020.
The Middleborough Cultural Council is one of 329 Local Cultural Councils in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually, all across Massachusetts.
For those who may be unfamiliar with the Cultural Council program, each year funds are distributed to local communities by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. These funds are available to local artists, performers or groups who wish to provide arts, humanities or interpretive science programs for the benefit of e.g. Middleborough residents.
While not all submissions receive a grant, in FY2019 the local council sponsored a number of such projects.
The list of these can be seen on our webpage at http://www.mass-culture.org/Middleborough.
Due to the CoVid pandemic, grants that were awarded for 2020 for projects that have been postponed may be carried forward to 2021.
There is no need to re-apply for funds for postponed projects.
For anyone wishing to submit an application, the first step is to establish an account on the system. This is a brief process requiring your own and/or your group’s basic information be submitted. Once that is received at the Massachusetts Cultural Council, you will be sent an email with your login information. You can then proceed to complete and submit your full application.
The council encourages local artists to consider submitting an application for a 2021 grant. Help is available on the application page.
If you have any questions about our local process, please feel free to contact the council via email: [email protected]