Arts Council Applications Due 11/01/21


Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs due October 15, 2021 November 1, 2021. (Deadline extended!)

The Massachusetts Cultural Council has set an October 15th deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. The Gill Local Cultural Council has $5000 to distribute in 2022.

According to Council spokesperson Patricia Crosby, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Gill and surrounding communities. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council encourages applications for both online and live events, with the understanding that up to date requirements for social distancing will be met. Gill seeks to bring performers, artists, historians, naturalists, speakers, musicians, and workshop presenters to venues in town or nearby towns. Some of the organizations the Mass Cultural Council (MCC) and Gill have given money to in recent years include the Slate Memorial Library, the Gill Elementary School, the Gill/Montague Council on Aging, the Gill Historical Commission, the Shea Theater and the Antenna Cloud Farm concert series.

In 2021, the Gill Cultural Council distributed $4555 in grants to support ten different projects.

Application forms and complete information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at If you have questions about Gill projects or applications, email

The Gill Cultural 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 Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

Posted: to General News on Tue, Sep 21, 2021
Updated: Fri, Oct 15, 2021

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