Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC)
12/14/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, libraries, schools, religious organizations, agencies, and individuals for science, humanities, and arts activities in eligible communities. Funding is intended to support general operations, field trips, artist residencies, ticket subsidy programs, public art, fellowships, community events/programs, site-specific projects, or other activities, based on local priorities and needs.
Local cultural councils use the first three rules listed below in the review of all funding decisions. All three rules are equally important. Additionally, councils have the option of developing local review criteria and may decide how to weigh their importance:
For more details on the above funding criteria, see: https://massculturalcouncil.org/documents/lccguidelines.pdf#page=9
GrantWatch ID#: 163536
Applicants may apply for grants for programs that take place during an 18-month window of eligibility between July 1, preceding the application deadline in October, through December 31 of the following year. This means that applicants may apply for projects that have already happened or which happen prior to LCCs' grant announcements, with the knowledge that funding is not guaranteed. LCCs are authorized to establish a smaller window of eligibility; if they chose to do so, the date range will be posted in their council priorities.
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
If you have a technical issue or a question about the online application, please contact the help desk at:
If your question doesn’t involve the application itself, please contact the LCC directly by entering the community name in the yellow search box: https://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.aspx
30 Local Cultural Councils are currently giving out Direct Grants. See the LCC Direct Grant Guidelines document in Supporting Documents for a list of eligible communities.
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