The purpose of the Grafton Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure these resources are shared within the Grafton community. The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities. We support a broad variety of art forms, the ongoing work of individual artists, environmental education projects, collaborative proposals that bring together artists and other type organizations, local cultural groups and projects that serve specific populations - youth, elders, low income, disabled.
In order to apply for an LCC grant, applicants must meet all eligibility and criteria requirements of the LCC Program.
For more detailed information, refer to the full LCC Program Guidelines (PDF).
Grafton Cultural Council Funding Priorities:
The Grafton Cultural Council gathers input from the community and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. The Council will give priority to:
Applications are evaluated in terms of several criteria:
Individual applicants are required to be Grafton residents for at least one year; organizations must be organized and operating in the state for at least one year.
Date and Venue must be arranged prior to application for a grant.
Only one application per individual, organization, or school will be considered during a fiscal year. (Schools may apply for either a field trip grant or a cultural grant but not both the same year. Field trip grants for transportation will not be funded). The Council will carefully scrutinize repeat requests; such proposals should show other sources of support to show the project is not dependent solely on Council funding.
Due to the limited funds available and the high demand for support, the Council usually awards a lesser amount than has been requested and asks that applicants find matching funds or scale back their project. Awards typically range from $150 to $500. A few larger awards are given from time to time. In cases where the project is partially funded, the council may request an explanation of how the project will be modified.
If appropriate to the application, supporting materials including a letter of support from the host or venue to be used and additional information such as references from previous hosts, resumes of key personnel, organizational brochures, artist samples (CD-R of music, slides, writings) should be submitted to Grafton Cultural Council, PO Box 117, Grafton. MA, 01519. Supporting materials will not be returned.
Notification of disapproved applications – by December 15
Notification of approval – by December 31.
Reimbursement requests due – one year from approval notification
An online application will be available September 1.
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