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10/15/2015 - Agawam Cultural Council Sets Thursday, October 15, 2015 as Postmark Deadline to APPLY for ARTS GRANT

 

 Apply for an Arts Grant from the Agawam Cultural Council

With money available to award through grants, the Agawam Cultural Council is seeking proposals from local community-oriented arts, humanities and interpretive science programs in need of funding.  The Agawam Cultural Council has set Thursday, October 15, 2015 as the postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support or provide cultural activities for the Agawam community.  According to Council spokesperson, Bob Kadis, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Agawam -- including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.

Notably, the Council also encourages funding requests from schools and youth groups to cover ticket and transportation costs for field trips for school-age children.

Information about grants and the application process, as well as application forms in Word and PDF formats, can be downloaded from the ACC website www.agawamcc.org or the MCC website http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/applications/lccapp.asp

Grant requests should be mailed to Agawam Cultural Council, Town Hall, 36 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001, ATTN: Grants.  As a reminder, the postmark deadline for grant applications is Thursday October 15, 2015.  If there are questions about the grant program, send an email to Bob Kadis at r.kadis@comcast.net or call 413-789-4814.

Agawam Cultural Council Local Guidelines and FAQ’s can be found at this site: http://www.mass-culture.org/Agawam by clicking on the “Local Guidelines” tab.

The same information about the Grants program can also be found on the ACC’s own website agawamcc.org.

The FY2016 allocation is not known at this time, but will be on the website as soon as it is known.  The FY2015 allocation was $10,450.

The Local Cultural Council Program, of which the Agawam 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' 351 cities and towns to support cultural activities. These funds are then dispersed through a strict grant process conducted by the all-volunteer network of 329 Local Cultural Councils. This is the largest program of its kind in the United States.