The deadline is Monday to apply to the cultural councils of the region for a grant to finance cultural and artistic activities for the 2022-23 season.
The application form for activities and events until December 2023 is available at www.massculturalcouncil.org.
Grant money is distributed by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to local councils, which then review applications and award grants.
In Attleboro, the city’s cultural council is awaiting applications for $37,900, up from $32,200 received the previous year.
Individuals, schools and organizations can apply to fund programs such as concerts, performances, lectures, workshops, arts experiences and community celebrations/festivals.
Applicants may be in the arts, humanities, or interpretive science organizations; individuals, including artists, science educators, historians, musicians, writers or other humanists, parents and community members; and community organizations, including schools, social service organizations, civic groups, neighborhood centers and youth/senior/family associations.
This year, the Attleboro Cultural Council will prioritize projects that serve families; focus on community gatherings, community building and/or active community participation; are free or very inexpensive for participants; and include the active participation of individuals.
Learn more at www.attleboroculturalcouncil.org or www.facebook.com/Attleboroculturalcouncil.
In North Attleboro, the city’s cultural council has $19,100 to distribute.
The council helps fund a variety of events and activities, including the popular summer series Concerts on the Common, through state grants and donations.
Preference will be given to creative and innovative projects that “contribute to the cultural vitality” of North Attleboro, according to the board.
At Norton, its cultural council also accepts proposals for programs and projects in the arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, email [email protected]
In Mansfield, its cultural council wants submissions for the latest round of grants with a focus on community-based arts, humanities and science programs.
Its grants support a variety of artistic projects and activities in and around Mansfield, including exhibitions, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or school performances, workshops and conferences, said cultural council chair Eileen Cusack.
This year, the council distributed approximately $17,000 in grants for projects such as the SMARTS Middle School art exhibit, a high school theater technology program, African dance, and seniors programs at the Council on aging and for all ages at the Mansfield Public Library. . Additionally, many individual artists, historians, and artisans were partially funded.
For local guidelines, contact Cusack at 508-261-8828 or by email at [email protected]
At Foxboro, examples of projects that could be supported by a grant include exhibitions, festivals, short-term artist residencies, workshops, lectures, and performances.
The council expects to provide more than $8,500 in grants this year to these types of programs from organizations, schools and individuals.
More information about the cultural council can be found at foxboroughma.gov.
Information about Plainville, Wrentham, Norfolk, Seekonk and Rehoboth is available on the towns’ websites and at www.massculturalcouncil.org.
Applications must be received or postmarked no later than Monday.