Cultural Council

LCC

What is the Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program?

 

Each year, the Massachusetts Cultural Council distributes funds to local and regional cultural councils, who then grant funds to support arts, humanities, and interpretive science projects in their own communities. The Lancaster Cultural Council gathers input from the community every three years and develops their funding priorities based on that feedback.  Programs and activities that interest and benefit all ages are considered.  Past funding has supported music events, plays, and enrichment programs both in our schools and in the community.


Lancaster Cultural Council Priorities

The Lancaster Cultural Council's purpose is to promote and support local and regional Arts, Humanities, and Interpretive Sciences. The Council gathers input from the community every three years and develops funding priorities based on that feedback.  Programs and activities that interest and benefit all ages are considered.  Past funding has supported music events, plays, and enrichment programs both in our schools and in the community.

Priority is given to: 

  • Applications from local artists, organizations or groups
  • Projects that demonstrate detailed planning including venue confirmation, date(s)
  • Projects with complete and detailed budgets
  • Projects or events that are free and / or low cost (for attendance or participation)
  • Applications that show a match of cash or in kind services
  • Proposals that address the diverse cultural needs of our community or support diverse forms of cultural activities
  • Collaborative projects between cultural and community groups

In addition:

  • A project that has received funding in the past from Lancaster Cultural Council must be updated or in some way altered such as incorporating new content, or relevant /current technology.

Grants are available to support Arts, Humanities, and Interpretive Science Projects or Events

Beginning September 1, Lancaster Cultural Council is accepting online grant proposals from organizations, schools and individuals to support artistic projects, cultural events and activities in Lancaster and surrounding communities. To submit a grant proposal, visit www.mass-culture.org. Application deadline is Monday, October 15, 2018.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Kathleen Rocco Executive Assistant to the Board of Selectmen (978) 365-3326 ext. 1201

Lancaster Cultural Council Members

NameTitleTerm Expiration

Chair

06/15/2021

Member

06/30/2020

Member

06/30/2020

Member

06/30/2020

Member

06/30/2020

Member

06/30/2021

Member

06/30/2020

Member

08/10/2018

Susan Sussman

Member

06/30/2021