Leicester Arts CouncilChip Leis, chairman
3 Washburn SquareLeicester, MA 01524-1358
Applications for field trips are accepted. (Formerly known as PASS applications.)
LCC Program Guidelines (PDF)
The postmark deadline for applications is October 15
The purpose of the Leicester
Arts Council (LAC) is to support public programs that promote access,
education, diversity, and excellence. Local Cultural Councils
have the right and responsibility to award grants that address cultural
needs in specific communities, and can distribute funds as long as the
State policies and guidelines are followed. In awarding grant
funding, the LAC will also consider the following criteria in assessing
LAC grants may only be used
to support programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.
This definition is intended to include the study, pursuit, performance,
exhibition, and employment of cultural activities in the broadest sense.
The LAC does not fund travel or food expenses. Local grant funds
should add to existing programs and not be used to replace existing
funds. The LAC encourages applicants to seek funding from a variety
of sources rather than depending solely on council funding for projects.
Quality will be a major consideration in all decision making.
Arts Council, c/o Leicester Town Hall, 3 Washburn Square, Leicester,
Applicants must submit
reimbursement requests to the LAC. Grant recipients will not automatically
receive payment, even after funds have been transferred from the state
to the account of the LAC. Instead, applicants must submit a Reimbursement
Request Form after the work specified in their application has been
totally or partially completed. To initiate a reimbursement procedure,
the applicant must complete and sign a Request for Reimbursement Form
certifying that the funds requested, for work totally or partially completed,
are in fulfillment of the purpose identified in the application.
Reimbursements may be made either directly to the applicant, or directly
to the third-party vendors who have provided goods and services to the
The applicant is required
to furnish a financial report to the LAC not later than ninety (90)
days after the completion of the program. The report
will provide an account of the use of the funds, including where appropriate,
dates of payment, names of recipients, and amounts expended (including
In all published materials
and announcements regarding activities or programs supported by the
LAC funds, the sponsoring group or individual must acknowledge this
support with the following statement:
program is supported in part by a grant from the Leicester Arts Council,
local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.”
of this acknowledgment must be submitted with the request for reimbursement.
“Chip” Leis, Jr. (508) 892-5651
Swanson (508) 892-4235
Harvest Fair Chair:
Diane Lennerton email@example.com
Judith Ivel (508) 892-3321
Christie Higginbottom (508)
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