The GCC Application deadline is October 17, 2016. No paper copies are required this year!
The GCC grants have primed countless programs that would not have been possible without that support. The unheralded community volunteers that put in the time and effort to administer the process are fantastic. I look forward to seeing the annual choices. Good luck everyone!
Rose Sheehan writes to GMG:
On behalf of the Gloucester Cultural Council please help us get the word out about project funding opportunities. Thanks!
The Gloucester Cultural Council is currently accepting applications for grant funding for community-based projects in the arts, humanities and sciences for the FY 2017 round of funding. Each year, organizations, schools and individuals are invited to apply to the Local Cultural Council for funding to support projects that promote rich cultural experiences in the Gloucester community. This year, all applicants must submit their proposals via the new online system and no hard copy applications will be accepted.
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 Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. The Gloucester Cultural Council guidelines, project priorities and online applications are available at http://www.mass-culture.org/Gloucester.
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East Gloucester resident David Coffin presented his "Music from the King’s Court — Exploring the Early Winds" enrichment program to the East Gloucester Elementary School 3rd-graders, who are learning to play the recorder this year.
David brought an impressive collection of wind instruments, and played almost all of them for the spellbound kids. He demonstrated that the ocarina, bombard, recorder, slide whistle, gemshorn, organ pipe were essentially the same instrument. He even played a water bottle and a drinking straw!
David Coffin is remarkably talented, and is wonderful with kids. I strongly recommend him for any school looking for a music-based enrichment program!