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:
- Thursday, October 1, 2020: Applications are open and available at mass-culture.org.
- Monday, December 14 (extended deadline!): Final applications are due.
- Tuesday, January 1 (revised schedule): Evaluation of applications by local cultural councils begins. Voting meetings will be held to decide on funding by February 2021. Decisions will be announced by late February 2021, and will be finalized by March 1, 2021.
The Winchester Cultural Council particularly invites applications for grants in this year. We hope to be able to support local arts presentations in this difficult time, particularly those involving innovative responses to challenges brought by the coronavirus.
We accept proposals 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.
Projects should have a local sponsor; local artists and performers are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, see our grants section or please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org