Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs due December 14th.

The Mass Cultural Council has set a December 14th deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

The Gloucester Cultural Council invites you to apply for a grant for your arts, humanities, and/or science program. This year we plan to give priority to programs that:

have a direct link to Gloucester

are accessible to diverse groups of people

demonstrate innovative ways to bring science to the public

build momentum and create vitality within the community

According to Council spokesperson Elizabeth Neumeier these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Gloucester — including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.

The Gloucester 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 Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

This year, the Gloucester Cultural Council will distribute about $10,000 in grants. Previously funded projects include: The Gloucester Writer’s Center Magma Gloucester, The Cape Ann Symphony, Rockport Music, The Musary and Manship Artists Residency.

For local guidelines and complete information on the Gloucester Cultural Council, contact Elizabeth Neumeier at Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at

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