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Worcester Arts Council

The mission of the Worcester Arts Council is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretative sciences to improve the quality of life for Worcester residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our City.

The Council accepts grant applications on an annual basis between September 1 and October 16th, with allocations made before the end of the calendar year. Grants are issued to support arts, humanities and interpretive sciences; visual artists, performing artists, science educators, historians and other humanists; as well as community, civic groups, social service organizations, schools, neighborhood centers, and youth, senior and family associations.

It is highly recommended that all applicants carefully review the Worcester grant guidelines as they may differ from other Local Cultural Council’s guidelines. For the complete Worcester Arts Council applicant requirements and instructions, all applicants are require to review the Worcester Arts Council 2018 Grant Guidelines prior to applying.

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