Canton Cultural Council seeks funding proposalsBy Canton Citizen
The Canton Cultural Council has set an October 15, 2012 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.
According to council spokesperson Kathy Fox Alfano, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Canton, including exhibits, festivals, workshops and lectures. The Canton Council seeks proposals that will benefit the largest number of Canton citizens and will give precedence to proposals that bring new cultural opportunities in an active manner to town.
The Canton Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 local cultural councils (LLCs) 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. Due to the volume of applicants, the Canton Cultural Council can only reimburse up to $500 per project. Applicants can only submit one project each for an individual, and two for a non-profit organization such as the library or Historical Society.
This year, the Canton Cultural Council will distribute about $3,870 in grants. Previously funded projects include: the Canton Choral Society, Canton Writes, Canton Community Theatre, Blue Hills Weather Project, the Mass Aububon Society, and the Massasoit Arts Festival.
For specific guidelines and complete information on the Canton Cultural Council, contact Kathy Fox Alfano at email@example.com. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.asp. Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities and science programs should be sent by October 15 to Lisa Campbell, Canton Cultural Council, 801 Washington St, Canton Town Hall, Canton, MA 02021.
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