Come Learn About Cultural Council Grants

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The Winchester Cultural Council presents a grant information session on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., at the Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington Street. Grants are available for any cultural project that offers a public benefit, including creation of visual art; musical or dance performances; poetry and literature; photography, film and video; historical documentation; educational programs in science and nature; and multicultural celebrations.

Available funds are at an all-time high, as both the town and the state recognize the importance of cultural activity to our community after years of health-related restrictions and the ongoing disruptions of local construction. The Cultural Council encourages ambitious proposals to enrich the cultural life of Winchester and to bring people together both in the downtown area and throughout the town.

The principal way the WCC gives grants is the annual grant cycle administered through the Mass Cultural Council, with an application deadline of October 17, 2022. Those grants are funded both from an annual state allotment and from the town of Winchester. The WCC also has a microgrant program which makes available small grants throughout the year.

Come to the Sept. 28 session and learn more about the grants program: resources, requirements, background, and the answers to any other questions you might have. You may also join via Zoom. More details are available on the Grants page on this website.

The Local Cultural Council Program of which the Winchester Cultural Council is a part is a grant program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency. The MCC provides allocations to each of Massachusetts’s 329 cities and towns to support cultural activities. It is the largest program of its kind in the United States.

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