City of Fitchburg News

Posted on: September 19, 2017

Fitchburg Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

Fitchburg Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

The Fitchburg, MA Cultural Council is seeking funding proposals for projects in the Arts, Humanities, and Science fields that support Fitchburg residents and the greater Fitchburg community. Grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, performances, workshops, lectures and more. Organizations, schools, and individuals are all encouraged to apply. Applications are open online only starting September 1st and can be accessed here: . Deadline for applications is midnight October 16th.

New for this year: The Council is happy to announce that Fitchburg is part of a new pilot program. During this pilot program, the city will be making grant money available, in full, to grantees once their projects are approved.

Last year the Fitchburg Cultural council awarded 39 grants ranging from $150 to $2700. Previously funded projects include: Fitchburg, Military Band Concerts, The Blacksmith Festival, New Players Theatre Guild, Civic Days, Sizer Dance Club and many field trips to museums and cultural events for Fitchburg Youth.

The Fitchburg 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.

For local guidelines and complete information on the Fitchburg Cultural Council, contact Coe McIninch at Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at

Contact: Coelynn McIninch


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