Does your organization propagate the arts? Can your organization create community impact in the arts for a specific audience? Does your organization need support to help realize your next project?
The Nantucket Cultural Council is accepting proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science projects are until October 15, 2014. This year, thanks to the efforts of State Representative Tim Madden, the Nantucket Cultural Council will distribute about $6,163.00 in grants.
According to Council spokesperson Jordana Fleischut, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Nantucket, including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures. “We are looking for organizations to make an impact in the arts on the community of Nantucket. The strongest candidates will create the biggest exposure while also breaking down financial barriers that inhibit audiences.”
The Nantucket Cultural Council will also entertain funding proposals from schools and youth groups through the PASS Program, which provides subsidies for school-age children to attend cultural field trips.
The Nantucket 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 Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.
Previously funded organizations on Nantucket include Maria Mitchell Association, the Nantucket Athenaeum, The Artist Association, The Nantucket Arts Council, The Nantucket Dreamland Foundation, Nantucket Community Music Center, The Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Spoken Word Nantucket, The White Heron Theatre Company, Small Friends, Nantucket Skating Club,The Screen Writer’s Colony, The Children’s House, Friends of the Nantucket Public Schools, and The Salt Marsh Senior Center.
For specific guidelines on the Nantucket Cultural Council, contact Jordana Fleischut at firstname.lastname@example.org or any other of Nantucket council members: John Belash, David Billings, Amy Jenness, John J Mc Dermott, and John Wagley.
Application forms for Cultural Council grants are available at Nantucket Town Hall, at the Athenaeum front desk. For specific funding guidelines visit www.mass-culture.org/Nantucket