The Mass Cultural Council has extended the deadline for all FY21 LCC grant applications to December 14, 2020 at 11:59 pm, EST. In addition, the Worthington Cultural Council will no longer require an identified venue for applicants at least for the 2021 fiscal year unless the proposed project is planned only for in-person participation. The Council encourages virtual presentations, which can be posted to the town website and/or to the library website for longer-term viewing.
The Worthington Cultural Council places a special emphasis on projects that serve school-age children and the elderly. It is also seeking to expand the types of projects funded to include more diverse art forms as well as projects that address the range of human diversity and the interests of the entire local community. Projects must have a projected completion date in order to be considered. All proposed projects must meet Massachusetts state guidelines for public gatherings. Proposals must mention how their project would meet these guidelines. Projects proposing physical gatherings must have an identified venue.
Individuals and groups/organizations that have received extensions to their FY2020 grants may still apply for additional projects in FY 2021.
The Worthington Cultural Council also reminds applicants that they may still submit paper applications if on-line submissions prove too challenging in locations where access to high-speed internet is not reliable.
Paper applications must be postmarked by December 14, 2020 at 11:59 pm, EST.
Applications can be submitted:
- On-line at http://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.aspx,
- By mail at:
Worthington Cultural Council
PO Box 247
Worthington MA 01098
- Or they may be left in the Drop Box outside the door at the Worthington Town Hall.
The Mass Cultural Council and a network of Local Cultural Councils provide public funding for the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in every city and town in the state. Funded programs are intended to promote excellence, education, diversity, and inclusion in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life in communities across the Commonwealth.