The Local Cultural Council of Nantucket- Grants funds to individual artists, cultural organizations, schools, and other community groups fund exhibitions, performances, lectures, artist residencies in the schools, and more.
Many of these projects bring an arts discipline to a new audience, complement the education of our young people, or connect artists' work to everyday life. They promote the uniqueness of a community, foster community pride, bring people together, and provide a sense of celebration for the community. Our mission is that, The Local Cultural Council of Nantucket grants connect people and places in creative, dynamic, and exciting ways, that help strengthen the social fiber of our community and improve the quality of life.
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PRESS RELEASE: Nantucket Cultural Council
Release Date: September 24th 2015
Contact: Jordana Fleischut- 508 332-9590 cell/ text
Nantucket Cultural Council Funding Deadline October 15th
Attention all Nantucket Island arts and humanities organizations. 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 until October 15, 2015. This year, thanks to the efforts of collaborative lobbing efforts with State Representative Tim Madden, the Nantucket Cultural Council will distribute $4,390.00 in grant funding.
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 council is also busy in creating more funds for the 2017 funding round through a large fundraising effort soon to be announced that involves collaboration from past recipients.
This funding round 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.
The council has worked diligently to spread the funding fairly among the islands biggest providers making the most impact on every island demographic. Previously funded organizations on Nantucket include Maria Mitchell Association, the Nantucket Atheneum, The Artist Association of Nantucket, The Nantucket Arts Council, The Nantucket Dreamland Foundation, Nantucket Community Music Center, The Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Nantucket Historical Association, Spoken Word Nantucket, Theatre Workshop of 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 check out the web site below and or feel free to contact chair- Jordana Fleischut at email@example.com or any other of Nantucket council members:Justin Cerne, John Belash, Amy Jenness, John J Mc Dermott, and John Wagley.
Application forms for Cultural Council grants are available on line AT THE LINK BELOW OR CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE NANTUCKET ATHENEUM For specific funding guidelines and application visit
published JANUARY,15th 2015
NANTUCKET CULTURAL COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THE 2015 AWARDS
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
This year, Thanks to the efforts of Rep.Tim Madden the Nantucket Cultural Council will distribute $6,163.00 in grant funding for 2015 programming to:
Music and Movement
Nantucket Film Festival
Teen View Program
Walden Chamber Players
ACK Music Residency Program
Artist Association of Nantucket
Senior Citizen ART EXIBIT
The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket
2015 Season Support
White Heron Theatre Company
School to Theatre/2015 season Support
Linda Loring Nature Foundation
Nature Phenology Trail
Nantucket Historical Association
NHA Diversity Festival 2015
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation
Willy Wonka Kids
Nantucket Community Music Center
Nantucket Arts Council
Winter Spring ARTS COUNCIL Music Series tickets
Cultural Council Holiday Album 2015
Nantucket Atheneum/One book One Island Nantucket
One Book One Island 2016
Total Awards $6,113.00
To apply for funding consideration in 2016 grants applications are due -October 15th 2015.
For specific guidelines and complete information on the
Nantucket Cultural Council
Contact Jordana Fleischut at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or any other of our council members including;
John Belash, Amy Jenness, John J Mc Dermott, John Wagley, and Justin Cerne.
Application forms and more
information about the Local Cultural Council Program are
available on line at:
Nantucket Cultural Council
C/o Jordana Fleischut-Chair
16 Broad Street/ Town Hall
Nantucket, MA 02554
Any questions or concerns or to get involved- CONTACT: JORDANA FLEISCHUT – Chair of the Nantucket Cultural Council
Phone: 508 332 9590 cell e-mail: email@example.com
The Nantucket Cultural Council would like to thank the entire COMMUNITY FOR THEIR INTEREST AND ENTHUSIASM IN THE ARTS WE ARE EXCITED TO BE PART OF BRINGING GREAT PROGRAMMING INTO THE LIGHT.