Foundation / Corporation
Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC)
03/02/21 11:59 PM (ET)
Grants of $1,000 and grants of $2,500 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies for public arts and culture programming and capacity building activities. Funding is intended to support virtual or in-person projects, programs, performances, and events in the humanities, arts, and interpretive sciences. Grants will also be awarded for staff training, supplies, planning, and other activities that contribute to organizational development.
Project grants provide support for cultural projects that benefit the public.Grantees will receive a grant to support a specific project. Projects may be in-person, virtual, broadcast/streaming, or a combination of these.
- Public Programming projects: Programs and events, whether in-person or virtual. Examples include projects in the arts, humanities, or interpretive sciences, such as performances, education programs, or events.
Eligible Public Programming projects must meet these guidelines:
- Organization Investment projects: Applicants with a primary mission in the arts, humanities, or interpretive sciences can choose to apply for in internally focused project instead to enhance their ability to provide public benefit. These are Organization Investment projects that build capacity for organizations. Examples include in staff training and supplies so that the organization can produce virtual/online programs; developing health protocols for welcoming employees and the public back into your physical spaces, investment in staff capacity to help an organization be effective in changed settings, such as DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access) training, strategic planning, other work that enables the applicant to improve its ability to serve its mission.
Eligible Organization Investment Projects must meet these guidelines:
These grants provide a point of entry for smaller organizations, many of whom provide unique opportunities for Massachusetts residents to participate with cultural events in their own communities.
GrantWatch ID#: 179707
Projects grantees will receive a grant award in either of two amounts:
- $1000 grants to support projects with cash expenses of $2,000 – $4,999
- $2,500 grants to support projects with cash expenses of $5,000 or more
Projects grants provide a 1-year grant.
Planning or spending may start before June 1, but those costs may not be included in the application.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://mass.gosmart.org/login.php
For questions, please contact:
Sara S. Glidden, Program Manager
Mass Cultural Council
10 St. James Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116-3803
Toll Free (in MA only): 800-232-0960
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