September 23, 2019

Seekonk Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

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Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs due October 15.

The Seekonk Cultural Council has set an October 15 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

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

Representative Steven Howitt added, “I note each year how these grants enrich our communities. The recipients of these community-oriented grants are valued for their work and contributions in the arts, humanities, and science. We look forward to seeing what this year’s group of grantees has to share with us, and encourage applicants to submit their proposals for this funding.”

The Seekonk 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.

The Seekonk Cultural Council generally distributes in grants of about $100 to $500 to support the arts and cultural activities. Previously funded projects include the 2019 Massachusetts Walking Tour Concert, a Big Nazo Performance and Sculpture Workshop at Aitkin Elementary School, a performance of “Mabel and Jerry: Obstacles to the Altar” at the Seekonk Senior Center, and the creation of a Community Book Share library at Martin Elementary School.

For local guidelines and complete information on the Seekonk Cultural Council, contact Alex Dunwoodie at 508-558-3358 or alexdunwoodie@comcast.net. Application forms, which will be available beginning September 1, and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program maybe found online at www.mass-culture.org.

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