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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 CONTACT: JORDANA FLEISCHUT – Chair of the Nantucket Cultural Council Phone: 508 332 9590 cell e-mail: jordana.ack@comcast.net NANTUCKET CULTURAL COUNCIL 2014 Award Winners Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL GRANTS AWARDED FOR the Nantucket Cultural Council 2014. Tim Madden and Jordana Fleischut, chair of the Nantucket Cultural Council, have announced the award of six grants awarded totaling $ 4, 255.00, for cultural programs in Nantucket. Grant recipients and grant awards for 2014 are as follows can be. 2014 award winners: Nantucket Dreamland Foundation PINKALICIOUS $900 Artist association of Nantucket free senior Arts winter/spring programming $560 Small Friends Music and Movement $595 Nantucket Historical Association Diversity Festival $800 Nantucket Skating Club Theatre On ice $750 White Heron Theatre Company Playwrights Workshop $650 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. Jordana Fleischut said, “The council is grateful for Tim Madden’s stewardship and commitment to fights for arts support in Nantucket.” Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by a board of municipally appointed volunteers. The members of the Nantucket Cultural Council are: Jordana Fleischut -Chair Amy Jenness David Billings John Belash John Wagley John J Mc Dermott Jordana Fleischut Linda Sonnonstine Spery . Statewide, more than $2.34 million will be distributed by local cultural councils in [year]. Grants will support an enormous range of grass-roots activities: concerts, exhibitions, radio and video productions, field trips for schoolchildren, after-school youth programs, writing workshops, historical preservation efforts, lectures, First Night celebrations, nature and science education programs for families and town festivals. Nearly half of LCC funds support educational activities for young people. The Nantucket Cultural Council will seek applications again in the fall. Information and forms are available online at (www.masscultural council.org). Applications are due October 15th 2014. NANTUCKET CULTURAL COUNCIL OPEN MEETING NOVEMBER 18th 4 Fairgrounds A.K.A The Nantucket Police Station training room 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm....All are welcome....this meeting has been posted in accordance with the law. We welcome all to attend..... PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: JORDANA FLEISCHUT – Chair of the Nantucket Cultural Council Phone: 508 332 9590 cell e-mail: jordana.ack@comcast.net 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. Specific funding guidelines can be found at http://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public_applicant_process.aspx?sort1=N&sort2=Q#Instructions 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, the Nantucket Cultural Council will distribute about $4,250 in grants. 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 For specific guidelines and complete information on the Nantucket Cultural Council, contact Jordana Fleischut at jordana.ack@comcast.net. Or any other of our council members including; Linda Sonnonstine, Sperry, 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 http://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public_applicant_process.aspx#Applications 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 PRESS RELEASE January 17th 2013 CONTACT: JORDANA FLEISCHUT – Chair of the Nantucket Cultural Council Phone: 508 332-9590 (cell) email: jordana.ack@comcast.net NANTUCKET CULTURAL COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 2013 FUNDING RECIEPANTS Applications and submit proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science projects that were received by Monday October 15 2012. Were be reviewed at an OPEN MEETING on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 6-8:00 p.m. Nantucket Atheneum The Nantucket Cultural Council received 19 applications for consideration. The most in the councils history from organizations, schools and individuals applying for grants that support cultural activities in the community. these grants support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Nantucket -- including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. 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. In 2013, the Nantucket Cultural Council will distribute $5,300 in grants funding this cycle. The nine funded organizations and tier programming include support for the: Nantucket Arts Council $1,000 - Winter Spring Concert Series Nantucket Community Music Center $275 - Chorus Concerts on Nantucket The Artist Association of Nantucket $685- Senior Arts Program Friends of Nantucket Public Schools $685- Walden Chamber Players The Children's House of Nantucket $670- Montessori Bells in Bloom The Screen Writer's Guild $400- N.H.S/screen writing program Nantucket Historical Association $400- Brown Bag Series Nantucket Antheneum/Spoken Word Nantucket $500- Poetry in open places Nantucket High School Drama Program/ Mark and Barbara White $685 - Winter Play Series Applications are CLOSED for consideration in 2013. Next application round will be due October 15th 2013 for 2014 funding opportunities. Forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at: www.massculture.org or by contacting Nantucket Cultural Council Chair woman Jordana Fleischut at jordana.ack@comcast.net. 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.

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Nantucket Cultural Council
Jordana Fleischut

Town Hall
16 Broad Street
Nantucket, MA 02554-3500

primary 508/332-9590

email jordana.ack@comcast.net

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