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Reading Cultural Council

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.

News & Events

Check out our new 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.

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Contact Us

Reading Cultural Council
Donna Schenkel

c/o Reading Town Hall
16 Lowell Street
Reading, MA 01867-2601

primary 781/942-0399
secondary 781/942-0399


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