Grants Committee Announces Opening of the 2021 Grant Application Cycle

The Grants Committee of the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture offers grants annually that typically range from $150 to $1000. A grant can be used for many purposes to benefit the community of Arlington, including using the arts to create cultural inclusion, to bring interpretive science or history to life, or to address social or environmental justice. The Grants Committee receives its funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). For the complete MCC guidelines please visit their website here.  The Grants Committee guidelines, including priorities and application evaluation criteria, may be found on the Grants Committee webpage here.

How to Apply 

Applications must be submitted online via the MCC website here. The application period will open on September 1st , 2021. The application period will close on October 15th , 2021. Late applications are not accepted. 

Grant Writing Workshop

The Grants Committee will be holding a virtual Grant Writing Workshop on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 7pm. The workshop will be held over Zoom, and registration is required. This is an opportunity for applicants to learn more about how to craft a strong proposal and ask questions about the grant application process. Register for the Grant Writing Workshop via this link.

Grant Presentation Sessions

Once the grant application period has closed on October 15th, the Grants Committee will be scheduling virtual proposal presentation sessions. These sessions allow us to ensure we have the most complete understanding of your proposal. These sessions will most likely occur in early December; all applicants will be notified of these sessions. 

About the ACAC Grants Committee 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. We are always looking for new members. If you would like to join the ACAC Grants Committee, please contact us at: