Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Franklin Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

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Franklin Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals


The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) has set a November 16th deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. This funding encourages individuals, groups and not-for-profit organizations to bring to the community unique programming that centers around the arts, humanities, history or interpretive sciences for children, adults or intergenerational groups. 
In 2019, the FCC gave out a record number of 38 grants. Previously funded projects include: programs/field trips for five of Franklin's schools (public and charter), Adaptive Dance for Adults with (dis) Abilities, LiveArts, Franklin Performing Arts Company Shakespeare on the Common, Southeastern MA Community Concert Band, and the Franklin Art Association, to name a few.
According to Kaye Kelly and Lillian Gould, FCC Co-chairs, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Franklin or that benefit Franklin residents, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or workshops, lectures, and performances in schools, the library, the senior center, or for the community at large.
While the focus of the proposals should remain similar to past years—community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs—this year the FCC is encouraging new applicants to apply. All grant applications are due by Monday, November 16th.  Proposals that are past the deadline will not be considered. Log on to for grant guidelines and to apply. The online application opens October 1.
The Franklin 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.

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