The Harvard Cultural Council (HCC) is accepting grant applications that support cultural activity and contribute to the economic vitality of our community. Organizations, schools and individuals with proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science projects apply. This year, Harvard Cultural Council will distribute approximately $4,000 in grants. New applicants are encouraged to apply.
Last year HCC funded 16 local and regional programs that provided cultural exposure to people in our community, from children to seniors, in a variety of genres. The 2010 recipients included: Audio Journal, Bromfield Drama Society, Concerts at the Common, Fitchburg Art Museum, For Art’s Sake, Harvard Friends of the Arts, Harvard Pro Musica, Harvard PTO, Harvard Public Library, Indian Hill Music, Pentamerus Winds, Stephen Peisch, Wendy Frank, Wild Apples, and Worcester Chamber Music Society.
The Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grass-roots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. Administered by 2,400 municipally appointed volunteers, the LCC network consists of 329 councils serving all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns. Each year, local councils award more than $2 million in grants to more than 5,000 cultural programs statewide.
Applications are available at the Harvard Town Library or online at www.massculturalcouncil.org. Submissions must be postmarked by Oct. 15, and returned to the Harvard Cultural Council, P.O. Box 110, Harvard, MA 01451.
For specific guidelines and more information, contact Debra Vanderwerf 978-456-0096, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.massculturalcouncil.org.