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Worcester Arts Council

The mission of the Worcester Arts Council is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretative sciences to improve the quality of life for Worcester residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our City.

The Council accepts grant applications on an annual basis between September 1 and October 15th, with allocations made before the end of the calendar year. **Due to COVID-19, applications for FY21 grants will be accepted October 1 - December 14, 2020. ** Grants are issued to support arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, visual artists, performing artists, science educators, historians and other humanists, as well as community, civic groups, social service organizations, schools, neighborhood centers, and youth, senior and family associations.

The Worcester Arts Council's grant guidelines may differ from other Local Cultural Council's guidelines. For the complete Worcester Arts Council applicant requirements and instructions, all applicants are require to review the Worcester Arts Council FY21 Grant Guidelines prior to applying.

Project applications will only be accepted through the MCC-approved application SmartSimple.

Fellowship applications will only be accepted through Airtable.

Worcester Arts Council Nikki Erskine 455 Main Street Room 409 Worcester, MA 01608-1800 508/799-1400 x31414

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