09 / 16 / 2019
  - 10:36:05 AM
The Hopkinton Cultural Council Is Currently Seeking Funding Proposals

The Hopkinton Cultural Council (HCC)  is currently seeking funding proposals for the fiscal year 2020 grant cycle. The council looks for grantees in the areas of  community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs that enhance the Hopkinton community.

The Hopkinton Cultural Council is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as such supports the overall mission that in all its forms, culture is essential to the health and vitality of our community.

The grant application deadline to file is October 15 (postmarked) to be in consideration for a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council. The council will hold a meeting in December to make decisions on applications. By Jan. 15, 2020 the HCC will begin notifying applicants of their funding status. According to the Cultural Council’s Chair Sterling Worrel, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Hopkinton -- including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. 

This year, the Hopkinton Cultural Council will distribute $6,300 in grants. Previously funded projects include: The Hopkinton Music Association’s Hopkinton Summer Band, performances and programs at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton Senior Center and the  Hopkinton Historical Society.

For specific guidelines and complete information on the Hopkinton Cultural Council contact Sterling Worrell by email at  culturalchair@hopkintonma.gov .  Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online athttp://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.aspx.  

Hopkinton Cultural Council: The Hopkinton 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. 

Massachusetts Cultural Council: The Mass Cultural Council works to elevate our rich cultural life in Massachusetts. We partner with communities across the Commonwealth to expand access, improve education, promote diversity, and encourage excellence in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Through our efforts, we make our state a better place to live, work, and visit for everyone. For more information on the Massachusetts Cultural Council go to www.massculturalcouncil.org

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