Lexington Council for the Arts Grants

Grants to Lexington, Massachusetts Nonprofits,
Schools, and Individuals for Arts and Culture Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 159379
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Massachusetts Cultural Council - Lexington Council for the Arts

10/15/16 Postmarked

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Grant of up to $500 to Lexington, Massachusetts nonprofits, associations, faith-based organizations, schools, and individual artists to provide quality arts and cultural programming to the local community. Requests will be evaluated according to artistic merit, project design, applicant qualifications, accessibility to the community, financial need, community support, and benefit to the overall cultural life of Lexington.


LCA does not ordinarily grant more than $500 per applicant/organization.

The Council’s priority is to support locally based nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and local individual artists where local support or community involvement has been demonstrated.

Also of interest are first-time funding of programs or projects and emerging artists or arts organizations that have demonstrated artistic merit.

Eligible Applicants:

-Individuals: Individual applicants must show that public benefit results from the project for which they are applying. A public presentation of an individual’s work may provide the needed public benefit. Individual members of local councils may apply for funding from a local council, but must observe all conflict of interest laws and regulations in the granting process. Local councils may also establish their own rules regarding applications from council members as long as these are consistent with the state’s conflict of interest laws

-Incorporated private nonprofit organizations: Nonprofit preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools are subject to the same criteria and restrictions as public schools.

-Unincorporated associations that can establish a nonprofit objective: A group of individuals coming together with a common purpose (e.g., local community band, theater group) that do not have nonprofit status.

-Public schools, libraries, other municipal agencies, and the local cultural council itself: Municipal agencies are eligible to apply for funding, but are subject to the “No Substitution” criteria. Capital expenditure requests for public agencies are not eligible.

-Religious organizations: Religious organizations or groups with a religious affiliation are eligible to apply for funding of cultural programming that is available to the general public. Religious schools are also eligible for LCC funding and are subject to the same criteria and restrictions as public schools. LCCs can only approve applications that are primarily cultural in their intent and do not have the effect of advancing religion. Capital expenditure requests for religious organizations are not eligible.

The deadline for applications for cultural grants is October 15, 2016.

Additional program information:

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.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Cristina Burwell, Chair

Lexington Council for the Arts
c/o Selectmen's Office
Lexington, MA 02420-3893


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