Leominster Cultural Council

Leominster Cultural Council

 

The Leominster Cultural Council is one of 329 councils serving all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns. Our responsibility is to award grants that address the cultural needs and wants of the Leominster community.

The Council carefully evaluates and awards grants that support the arts, sciences and humanities to improve and contribute to the diversity of our community, The grants are funded with the policies and guidelines set by the Massachusetts Cultural Council with the annual amount subject to legislative appropriations.

 

The Leominster Cultural Council gathers input from the community and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. Priority is given to applications from local artists, organizations or groups that have secured a local venue (specific date, audience).

 

The LCC typically receives requests totaling more than twice the amount of money available for us to grant. The goal of the LCC is to provide some funding to as many qualified projects as we can. Most projects receive only partial funding.

 

The Council will be making grant money available in full to grantees once their projects are approved.

 

 

Council Priorities:

 

In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using

the following criteria:

 

1. Application must be completed online. NO paper applications will be

accepted.

 

2. An application from a non-Leominster resident REQUIRES a letter of

support from an organization/group/individual who resides in Leominster,

or a letter from the performance/project venue located in Leominster.

 

3. Application encourages new and unique artistic/cultural experiences.

 

4. Application is a collaborative project between cultural and community

groups.

 

5. Application shows a match of cash or in-kind services equal to the

funds requested.

 

Applications are submitted on-line at www.mass-culture.org starting

September 1st of each year, with the deadline October 15th (when the

15th falls on a weekend day, the deadline is set for the following Monday)

 

 

Council Members:

 

Co-Chair, Eileen O'Leary (978-660-5364) LCC01453@gmail.com

 

Co-Chair, Rod Schaffter

 

Secretary, Nancy King

 

Treasurer, Elizabeth Raymond

 

Preya Patel

 

LouAnn Longnecker

 

Robert Wilson

 

Viki Briggs

 

 

Interested in joining the council? Contact the Chair or send an email.

 

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