Applying for an Arts Grant?

This workshop has been postponed and will be rescheduled. — Do you have a concept to promote culture in Arlington? The Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture Grants Committee is hosting a grant-writing workshop to be held on Thursday, March 12 in the Robbins Library 4th Floor Conference Room from 7-8pm. The Robbins Library is located at 700 Massachusetts Avenue.

Let Grant Committee members help you refine your idea so you can apply for funding. The ACAC Grants Committee supports public programs in the Arlington community that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. In 2020, 19 grants totaling over $16,000 were awarded!

In this one-hour workshop, grant committee members will discuss how to:

  • Make sure your idea has proof of concept
  • Determine what your budget should be
  • Navigate the Mass Cultural Council application portal.

Members of the Grants Committee will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about applying for a grant.

The ACAC Grants Committee is part of a network of Local Cultural Councils (LCC) 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. model community arts, humanities and science projects funded by the LCCs across the state.

Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by a board of municipally appointed volunteers.

Attend the grant workshop, and put ACAC to work for you and your ideas!