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.
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:
On October 5, 2023, the Massachusetts Cultural Council shared the following list of six grant programs that offer support to cultural creators throughout the year. We encourage everyone to consider applying for a Winchester Cultural Council grant (deadline Oct. 17, part of the Local Cultural Council grant program), but you might also find one of these programs to be a great fit.
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.
The Winchester Cultural Council has announced the awarding of $22,500 in grants in 2023 for 17 projects by 15 different individuals and organizations. The awards represent the largest total giving by the WCC in its 42-year history. This level of support was made possible by an increase in state funding together with strong support for culture and the arts from the town of Winchester. Grant projects and recipients are listed below.
Come hear the free summer concert series on the Winchester Common, every Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m. The concerts are sponsored by the Winchester Cultural Council and well as by individual donations, and are organized by Winchester Recreation.
Winchester's second annual Porchfest is moving ahead with a performance date of June 11, 2022 and a location of all around the town. Performances will be in the afternoon, from noon to 5:30 p.m. Organizers are actively seeking
All are welcome to join the Winchester School of Chinese Culture and many of your neighbors to enjoy a show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtq7nIeIF2w that is packed with exciting performances by parents and students in a joyous celebration the New Year of the Tiger. The performance was originally streamed on February 5, 2022. It was supported by a grant from the Winchester Cultural Council.
The Winchester Cultural Council has announced the awarding of nearly $12,000 in grants for 2022 to 14 individuals and organizations. The awards represent the largest total giving by the WCC in well over 20 years.