The Winchester Cultural Council is a group of volunteers, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, who work to serve the artistic and cultural life of Winchester, MA. The State of Massachusetts, through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, gives Winchester a grant of money each year to support the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. The WCC then awards this money to local individuals and groups who have submitted grant applications. The WCC also periodically conducts events to support local cultural activities, and accepts donations for individuals and organizations to further our mission. Contributions are considered as donations to the town. Past programs supported by WCC grants include Art in August, Authorfest, and the Just a Minute Film Festival, as well as summer concerts in the park, arts programming in schools, and other public performances and exhibitions.