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Welcome to The Weston Cultural Council! The Council is charged with distributing money in the form of grants allotted to the Town of Weston by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency supporting the arts, humanities, and sciences. The Massachusetts Cultural Council's Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. Each year, local councils award more than $2 million in grants to more than 5,000 cultural programs statewide. Municipally appointed volunteers meet and decide how to distribute the money to projects that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in three areas: · Arts -- including crafts, performing, visual, media, folk, design, literary, and interdisciplinary arts. · Humanities -- including history, social studies, philosophy, criticism, and literature. · Interpretive Sciences -- engaging people in learning about nature, science, and technology in ways that connect to their lives. Grants support an enormous range of grass-roots activities: concerts, exhibitions, radio and video productions, field trips for schoolchildren, after-school youth programs, writing workshops, historical preservation efforts, lectures, nature and science education programs for families and town festivals. Nearly half of LCC funds support educational activities for young people. Please refer to to see: • Who qualifies for WCC funding? • Online applications and deadlines • Previous funding list; • Weston Cultural Council Priorities; • Local Cultural Council Guidelines.


Weston Cultural Council PO Box 378, Weston Town Hall Weston, MA 02493-1540 781-786-5000

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