The Westport Cultural Council has set an October 15 postmark deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants to support cultural activities in the community.
Council co-chair Terry Somerson said that these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Westport including exhibitions, field trips, workshops, lectures, concerts, films, or performances in schools.
“Westport has a wonderful tradition of artistic creativity, fascinating history, and beautiful nature. We encourage those who want to contribute to the cultural richness of our community to apply. This year, we would especially like to see proposals for programs designed for Westport teens, who we feel are underserved when it comes to engaging cultural activities,” Ms. Somerson said.
Grant guidelines and complete information on the Westport Cultural Council are available at www.mass-culture.org, www.westportculturalcouncil.org, or email the council at [email protected]. Applications may be mailed (postmarked on or before October 15) or delivered in person to the Westport Town Hall or the Westport Free Public Library no later than Monday, October 15.
The Westport 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.