Each year, the Reading Cultural Council (RCC) awards a number of grants to individuals and organizations offering cultural programs that serve our community. These include school field trips, after school programs, concerts, festivals, lectures, theater, dance, music, and film. The projects take place in schools, community centers, libraries, elder care facilities, town halls, parks, and wherever the community comes together. The RCC is part of the Local Cultural Council (LCC) program, a statewide cultural funding network authorized and funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
As the local agent in the town of Reading for the distribution, receipt and evaluation of applications for funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the RCC also serves as a resource for the dissemination of cultural information and encourages cultural activities in the community.
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The Reading Cultural Council has awarded $6400 in program funding support to eight Reading organizations for arts and humanities programming in 2015 and 2016:
North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network,
- St. Agnes Summer Theater,
- Reading Community Singers,
- Birch Meadow Parent Teacher Organization,
- Creative Arts,
- The Ivy Chord Coffee House,
- Delvina Theater Company,
- The Reading Antiquarian Society
Check out our video, "In Reading Culture Counts," highlighting some grant projects we have supported in the past. Be inspired and apply for the next grant cycle! Applications are due by October 15th, 2016.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-3w6eqsuGE
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