Grants

Online Grant Writing Workshop: Wednesday, October 21

Submitted by Council Chair on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 23:13

The Winchester Cultural Council grants program is continuing this year! Cultural activity is more important than ever in this stressful time, and it appears that our lawmakers will recognize that with grant funding levels similar to last year. The application deadline is November 16. The Cultural Council encourages everyone to consider applying for a grant. While the future is uncertain—many "traditional" projects (such as performances or in-person talks) might not be possible for a while—this could be an ideal time to try something new.

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2020 REVISED Cultural Council Grant Schedule

Submitted by Council Chair on Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:42

Each year, the Winchester Cultural Council gives grants for cultural activities in town with funding provided by the Massachusetts legislature and the governor and distributed through the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Because of the current health crisis, the grant application schedule has been delayed, but grant applications are  now available. Following are the important dates:

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Winchester Cultural Council Micro-Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

Submitted by Council Chair on Wed, 11/17/2021 - 16:18

The Winchester Cultural Council announces a new year-round program of small grants ($50 to $300). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Decisions are normally made within four weeks of the application being filed, and funding can be received shortly thereafter. A micro grant could be suitable for a small art project, performance, or speaker, or to help fund an event that takes advantage of a time-sensitive opportunity that arises during the year.

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How to Apply for a Grant: Webinar September 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Submitted by Council Chair on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 00:52

The Massachusetts Cultural Council is offering a special webinar on September 9 for all who are interested in applying for a grant this year. Grant applications will be accepted through October 15, 2021.

To register for the webinar, visit
https://massculturalcouncil.org/event/lcc-grant-application-walk-through/

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Winchester Porchfest 2021

Submitted by Council Chair on Fri, 06/11/2021 - 21:32

It's here! Winchester will finally host its first Porchfest on June 12, 2021, from noon to 5 pm. The rain date is Sunday June 13.

Porchfest is a one day, volunteer-driven, free community event that provides public venues for individuals and groups to share their music and performance art. Originally planned for 2020, Winchester's Porchfest was delayed but not halted by the worldwide pandemic. Performances that can be shared through Porchfest include, among others,

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Winchester Cultural Council 2021 Grants

Submitted by Council Chair on Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:22
The Winchester Cultural Council has awarded $9,745 in LCC grants to 13 individuals and organizations for 2021. Disruptions due to COVID-19 delayed this year's grant cycle; grant decisions were not finalized until March 1, 2021. Grant funding was again strong thanks in part to a continuing commitment to the arts from the town of Winchester in the 2020–2021 budget. The funded projects celebrate and strengthen our community through culture and the arts.

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Porchfest comes to Winchester on June 13!

Submitted by Council Chair on Thu, 02/20/2020 - 22:33

Winchester will host its first Porchfest this coming  June—on Saturday June 13, 2020, from noon to 6 pm. The rain date is Sunday June 14.

Porchfest is a one day, volunteer-driven, free community event that provides public venues for individuals and groups to share their music and performance art. The goal is to cluster venues around downtown to promote a more festive environment, promote walking, and encourage patronage of the downtown businesses. Performances that can be shared through Porchfest include:

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Winchester Cultural Council 2020 Grants

Submitted by Council Chair on Thu, 01/30/2020 - 22:35
The Winchester Cultural Council has awarded $9,567 in LCC grants to 16 individuals and organizations for 2020. Grant funding was significantly higher than in past years thanks in part to a meaningful commitment to the arts from the town of Winchester in the 2019–2020 budget. The funded projects expand cultural opportunities for Winchester’s students, help Winchester residents hear distinguished local performers, and use art to celebrate and strengthen our community. Grant projects include Winchester's first-ever Porchfest (scheduled for June); the first major art exhibition in Winchester's new Cultural District; Chinese New Year celebrations and visits by Chinese dancing lions to all of Winchester's elementary schools; an "ecomusic" residency and concert celebrating a new Monarch butterfly waystation at the First Congregational Church; faculty concerts by the Winchester Community Music School; and a musical theater performance depicting the history of women's fight for equal rights in America. Grants also support several arts cultural enrichment programs for children, adults, and seniors.

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Discussion and Grant-Writing Workshop, September 18

Submitted by Council Chair on Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:08

Winchester's Cultural Blossoming: Money Available—Seeking Ideas

The future looks bright for the arts and culture in Winchester. But what will that future hold? Come learn how to be part of it—get a grant next year to support your own project—and share your ideas for how we could make Winchester a more culturally vibrant community.

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Apply Now for a Grant! Deadline is Oct. 15

Submitted by Council Chair on Wed, 09/11/2019 - 01:03

The Winchester Cultural Council invites applications from organizations, schools and individuals of all ages for grants that support cultural activities in the community. Those activities can include performances, workshops, lectures, exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies, historical preservation, or other artistic projects and activities in Winchester.

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