September 21, 2018

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. Applications will be available at www.mass-culture.org on September 1.

According to Council spokesperson Wendy Wagner, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Seekonk.

Funding priorities for this year include:

1) Artists/performers/cultural projects sponsored by local community organizations.
2) Proposals involving local artists.
3) Proposals that are connected to local events and venues in Seekonk.
4) Proposals that are tied into the curricula at the schools.
5) Proposals that reach an underserved population.
6) New applicants or projects that are underrepresented in the community.
7) Proposals where organizations contribute to event 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.

This year, the Seekonk Cultural Council will distribute about S4700 in grants. Previously funded projects include: Richard Sobol: The Traveling Photographer; Monet’s Magic: Pastel Paint Monet’s Wondrous Water Lillies; Easy Walks in the Ten Mile River Watershed, by Marjorie Turner Hollman; Celebrating Women in Song; and The Majesty and Mystery of Crop Circles.

For local guidelines and complete information on the Seekonk Cultural Council, contact Alex Dunwoodie at alexdunwoodie@comcast.org. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org.

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