Marlborough – The Marlborough Cultural Council (MCC) has set an Oct. 15 postmark deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.
According to Council Spokesperson Kim Beauchemin, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Marlborough – including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.
The MCC 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 Marlborough Cultural Council will distribute about $8,590 in grants. Previously funded projects include Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Ghost Light Players production of Shakespeare's “Much Ado about Nothing,” and the Friends of the Marlborough Public Library special programs.
For specific guidelines and complete information, contact David Elmore at 508-485-9277 or [email protected]. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at http://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.aspx.