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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: Nantucket Cultural Council Release Date: December 24th 2015 Contact: Jordana Fleischut- 508 332-9590 cell/ text E-Mail- jordana.ack@comcast.net 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. This year the council will give away $4.390 to organizations and individuals that will make an impact in arts, sciences or humanities programming. 2016 awards will be announced on January 30th after the sate approves the councils report. A Community Forum will be held Thursday January 14th, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at the lower level meeting room at the Nantucket Athenaeum. We invite you to find out more about the council come and meet the members and get involved. We hope to see you there. Thank you PRESS RELEASE: Nantucket Cultural Council Release Date: September 24th 2015 Contact: Jordana Fleischut- 508 332-9590 cell/ text E-Mail- jordana.ack@comcast.net 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 jordana.ack@comcast.net 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 ATHENAEUM For specific funding guidelines and application visit https://www.mass-culture.org/samples_forms.aspx. 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 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 to: Small Friends Music and Movement $100 Nantucket Film Festival Teen View Program $100 Walden Chamber Players ACK Music Residency Program $500 Artist Association of Nantucket Senior Citizen ART EXIBIT $500 The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket 2015 Season Support $500 White Heron Theatre Company School to Theatre/2015 season Support $500 Linda Loring Nature Foundation Nature Phenology Trail $663 Nantucket Historical Association NHA Diversity Festival 2015 $400 Nantucket Dreamland Foundation Willy Wonka Kids $700 Nantucket Community Music Center Enrichment Classes $500 Nantucket Arts Council Winter Spring ARTS COUNCIL Music Series tickets $500 Flyswatter Records Cultural Council Holiday Album 2015 $700 Nantucket Atheneum/One book One Island Nantucket One Book One Island 2016 $500 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 jordana.ack@comcast.net. 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: https://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public_applicant_process.aspx 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: jordana.ack@comcast.net 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.

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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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