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Tewksbury Cultural Council Seeks Funding/Grant Proposals

Sep 13, 2015 06:06PM ● By Bill Gilman
The Tewksbury Cultural Council has set an October 15, 2015 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. According to Council spokesperson Jackie Stone, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Tewksbury -- including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. The Tewksbury 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. We estimate that the 2015 grant total will be approximately $9000! Previously funded projects include: Tewksbury’s Festival of Trees, Tewksbury Community of Artists’ Annual Art Show, High School theatrical and spoken-word performances, and artist performances and programs for children and adults hosted in Tewksbury locations including the public library and senior center and in our school system. Applications may be dropped off at the Town Hall, or mailed to: Tewksbury Cultural Council, c/o Town Clerk at 464 Main Street, Tewksbury MA 01876. For specific guidelines and complete information on the Tewksbury Cultural Council, contact Jackie Stone at 978-851-9296 or Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at Application forms are also available at the Tewksbury town hall.
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