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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 ANNOUNCES THE 2015 AWARDS 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 were due October 15, 2014 for the 2015 year. 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 also entertain's 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. 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 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, 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: 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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