Chesterfield Cultural Council Seeks Proposals From Schools & Youth Groups
Chesterfield Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals
Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science projects due October 15th.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council has set October 15th, 2009 as the deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. The Chesterfield Cultural Council in Chesterfield, MA is encouraging area groups to take advantage of this opportunity.
According to Council spokesperson Leslie Charles, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Chesterfield — including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.
The Chesterfield Cultural Council will also entertain funding proposals from schools and youth groups through the PASS Program, a ticket subsidy program for school-aged children.
The Chesterfield Cultural Council is part of a grass-roots network of 329 local councils that serve every city and town in the state. The program is the largest, most decentralized one of its kind in the United States. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which then allocates funds to each local council. This year, the Chesterfield Cultural Council will distribute about $4,000 in grants.
Contact Leslie Charles, Chesterfield Cultural Council Co-Chair, at 413-296-4753 for specific guidelines and information. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available on the web at www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.asp.