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Nantucket Cultural Council

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 SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 CONTACT: JORDANA FLEISCHUT – Chair of the Nantucket Cultural Council Phone: 508 332 9590 cell e-mail: NANTUCKET CULTURAL COUNCIL SEEKS GRANT APPLICANTS 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? Then The Nantucket Cultural Council can financially help your organization create art. We are currently accepting proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science projects are due October 15 2014. Specific funding guidelines can be found at: 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. 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. Previously funded projects include support for the 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, and Spoken Word of Nantucket, The White Heron Theatre Company, Small Friends, Nantucket Skating Club,The Screen Writer's Colony, The Children's House, Friend's of the Nantucket Public Schools and The Salt March Center are among a few of the organizations that have benefited from funding. For specific guidelines and complete information on the Nantucket Cultural Council, contact Jordana Fleischut at Or any other of our council members including; John Belash, David Billings, Amy Jenness, John J Mc Dermott, and John Wagley Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available on line at: Application forms are also available at Town Hall and the Athenaeum front desk Completed Applications in triplicate must be postmarked by October 15th and addressed to: Nantucket Cultural Council C/o Jordana Fleischut-Chair 16 Broad Street/ Town Hall Nantucket, MA 02554 THANK YOU TO THE ENTIRE COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY FOR THEIR INTEREST AND ENTHUSIASM IN THE ARTS WE ARE EXCITED TO BE PART OF BRINGING GREAT PROGRAMMING INTO THE LIGHT.

Contact Us

Nantucket Cultural Council
Jordana Fleischut

Town Hall
16 Broad Street
Nantucket, MA 02554-3500

primary 508/332-9590


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