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Posted on: October 11, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Chicopee Cultural Council seeks grant funding proposals

Chicopee Cultural Council

Time is running out for submitting grant applications to the Chicopee Cultural Council to support proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs for FY18. The deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community is Monday, October 16, 2017 and must take place in Chicopee between January 1 and December 31, 2018.

According to Council Chairperson Sharon Jacobson-Deragon, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Chicopee—including exhibits, festivals, fieldtrips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.

  Grant applications must be submitted on line.  Applicants may access the online application, guidelines, and process instructions on the Massachusetts Cultural Council website at .  Also included at that site is an Applicant Resources section which includes video tutorials, online application FAQs, , and a recording of the webinar training. Grant applications must be submitted to the Chicopee Cultural Council through the online system by the deadline, October 17, 2016 at 11:59:59pm Eastern Standard Time. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has established a help desk to answer questions regarding the online grant form. Applicants can direct their questions to: or call 617-858-2721.

The Chicopee Cultural Council is a 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, science, and humanities each year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. This year the Chicopee Cultural Council received $33,400 in grant funding for FY2018.  

For more information, e-mail or call CCC Chairperson Sharon at 413-592-5595.


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