Richmond Cultural Council Seeking Grant Applications

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RICHMOND, Mass. — The Richmond Cultural Council is seeking grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities and science programs including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.
 
Application forms for organizations, schools, and individuals applying for grants that support cultural activities will be available online Oct. 1 and are due by Nov. 16.
 
Grant Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available here.
 
Although the online application is strongly suggested, application forms can be downloaded and are also available at the Richmond Town Hall, the Richmond Library and the Richmond Consolidated School.
 
Please be sure to complete and sign each application and answer all the questions on the RCC cover sheet. 
 
Previously funded projects include Scholarships to the Berkshire Children's Chorus, the 2015 Richmond/West Stockbridge Fine Art Show, the Fall Festival of Shakespeare, as well as various field trips and art programs at Richmond Consolidated School.
 
For specific information on the Richmond Cultural Council, contact Cathy Gamberoni at ol4eyes@gmail.com.
 
The Richmond Cultural Council (RCC) 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 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 the community.
 
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