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Greenfield Local Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Local Cultural Council (GLCC) has set an Oct. 18 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. Proposals can be for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs.

Greenfield has an allocation of $19,400 this year. The grant portal (click here) will be open on Sept. 1.

According to the GLCC Chair Linda McInerney, “these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Greenfield, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.”

Greenfield’s funding priorities are to support Greenfield-based artists, performers, and venues, although others may apply. The committee is particularly interested in proposals that include a public-art component, that enhance the local economy or add value to existing initiatives, and that reach the broadest possible audience.

The GLCC is part of a network of 329 local cultural councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. It 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.

For local guidelines and complete information on the GLCC, click here or contact Linda McInerney at (413) 522-1445 or [email protected].