Worcester Arts Council (WAC)
10/15/19 3:00 PM for hand delivery, or postmark date; 11:59 PM for uploads to WAC dropbox
Grants and fellowships of up to $5,000 to Worcester, Massachusetts nonprofits, individuals, schools, libraries, and agencies for humanities, arts, and sciences. Funding is intended to promote access, excellence, diversity, and education in the arts, humanities, and sciences, with the goal of improving the quality of life for Worcester residents and contributing to the economic vitality of the city. The top funding priorities in 2020 are performing arts, children's programs, and public art.
Grants are issued to support arts, humanities and interpretive sciences; visual artists, performing artists, science educators, historians and other humanists; as well as community, business and civic groups, social service organizations, schools, neighborhood centers, and youth, senior and family associations.
Two types of grants are offered:
Applicants can request funds for field trips for groups of children (grades pre-K through 12) affiliated with schools (public, non-profit, religious, and home schools), after-school and out-of-school programs, neighborhood/community centers, or civic organizations located in the City of Worcester. Field trips may be to destinations in or outside of the City of Worcester but must originate in Worcester. Approved expenses include transportation costs and admission for students and chaperones, at a ratio of 1 chaperone per 10 students.
Applicants can request funds for capital expenditures. Capital expenditures for eligible organizations or individuals must be for a one-time or special need clearly justified by a longer- term public benefit.
GrantWatch ID#: 159398
In prior years, WAC has awarded 30-40 project grants. WAC will award two fellowships.
Awards historically have ranged from several hundred dollars up to $5,000. In recent years, WAC has awarded 40-50 project grants at an average of $1,900. Approximately 80% of recent awards have been below $2,500.
All projects must occur within the City of Worcester within the 2020 calendar year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://mcc.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp
Mail or hand-deliver to:
Worcester Arts Council
City Hall, Room 409
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
USA: Massachusetts: Worcester area
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