Auburn Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

by | Sep 29, 2021

The Auburn Cultural Council (ACC) announced its FY22 grant cycle is here and applications for ACC grants are open now through Friday, October 15, 2021. This local-level funding is provided through the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Interested parties are able to submit proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science program funding for 2022. The ACC invites organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

Grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Auburn and its surrounding towns — including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures. This year, the Auburn Cultural Council will distribute approximately $9,500.00 in grants and the funds will now be paid up front, with hopes that this process will assist grant recipients who have been negatively impacted over the past year.

In 2021, the ACC awarded more than 25 grants, some of which were carried over from scheduling conflicts caused by COVID. People are invited to watch a virtual LCC application walk-through about the submission process online by typing in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD7mPcAroKI.

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.

For local guidelines and complete information on the ACC, contact Amie Tailor at auburnculturalcouncil@gmail.com. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org.