The Auburn Cultural Council (ACC) invites organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. Interested parties are asked to submit proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science program funding for 2021. Applications for funding went live on Thursday, October 1, 2020. The submission deadline is Monday, November 16, 2020.
Projects can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Auburn and its surrounding towns — including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances, workshops, and lectures. Recipients are expected to adhere to the COVID guidelines present at the time of their program’s completion.
According to ACC Secretary Diane Spanos, 2020 was a record year for the ACC, which awarded more than 25 grants totaling over $7,000. Unfortunately with COVID, some programming was stalled, however, many recipients were able to move to virtual platforms and enriched the community during even these trying times.
The application as well as a list of guidelines and restrictions can be found at mass-culture.org/Auburn. Questions about these reimbursement-based grants can be sent to auburnculturalcouncil@gmail.
The ACC 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.