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Brookline Cultural Grant Applications Due


Applications for Brookline Commission for the Arts grants that support community-oriented cultural activities in the arts, humanities and science, must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

These grants support a variety of projects and activities in Brookline, including: art exhibits, musical/dance performances, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, performances in schools, workshops and lectures. The state Legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each city and town.

This year, the BCA will distribute more than $10,000 in grants. Each October, commissioners review grant applications and award funds to artists and organizations for projects in the following calendar year. All awards are made on a reimbursement basis.

The BCA, comprised of Brookline residents appointed to three-year terms by the Board of Selectmen, 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.

For specific guidelines and complete information on the BCA, contact administrator Gillian Jackson at brooklinearts@gmail.com, or 617-730-2135. Application forms and more information about the LCC Program are available here, or here. Forms are also available in the Selectmen’s Office at Town Hall, 333 Washington Streem.