Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs due October 15.
The Wakefield Cultural Council has set an October 15 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.
According to Council spokesperson Michael Salvatore, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Wakefield -- including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.
The Wakefield Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year.
The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.
This year, the Wakefield Cultural Council will distribute about $5,000 in grants.
Previously funded projects include: Wakefield Schools, Nazareth Academy, Linden Tree Coffeehouse, and North Suburban Family Network