Sherborn Arts Council seeks funding proposals
Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs due October 15, 2013.
The Sherborn Arts Council has set an October 15 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Sherborn—including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.
The Sherborn Arts Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.This year, the Sherborn Arts Council will distribute about $4,250 in grants. The Sherborn Arts council is proud to sponsor many programs including the upcoming Sherborn Art Show on Oct 4&5, a recent Sherborn Council on Aging event, a summer concert series event, a puppet show for preschool ages and families, an African drumming assembly at DSHS, the Sherborn Library summer reading kickoff concert as well as the Edgar Allen Poe evening program hosted by the Sherborn library and the Sherborn Historical Society. In just the past year over $5000 in grants were approved to support Sherborn events that reached every age group.
For specific guidelines and complete information on the Sherborn Arts Council, contact Melissa Bowman at 508-650-9908 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at http://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.aspx.