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Apply for an Arts Grant from the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council

The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council (ABCC) is accepting applications for our Fiscal Year 2016 Grant Cycle.  Individuals, non-profit groups, schools, libraries and religious organizations may apply for funding for arts projects.  Grant application forms and guidelines are available at or Applications are available online only, and must be completed online, then printed out and mailed along with supporting materials. Grant guidelines also are available at both Town Halls and all town libraries.  Applications should be mailed to P.O. Box 2291, Acton, MA, 01720, and must be postmarked on or before October 15th, 2015. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the ABCC via email to or by US Mail in advance of the deadline to ask questions and for help in completing applications.

These grants can support various artistic projects and activities including exhibits, festivals, performances, workshops, lectures and short-term artist residencies and performances in schools.  Also, schools and youth groups may apply for the PASS program, a ticket subsidy program that helps fund  cultural field trips for school-aged children for performances, educational tours and exhibits.

The Council looks for projects that represent a variety of artistic disciplines, will benefit the greatest number of residents in the two towns, and will appeal to people of diverse cultural backgrounds and age groups. New and/or original local undertakings are highly encouraged.

Please note that the ABCC cannot consider grant applications which do not include a confirmed date and venue for the performance or event.

ABCC is one of 329 all-volunteer local cultural councils serving every municipality in Massachusetts.  The legislature appropriates funds annually to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), which then allocates funds to local councils. Local councils use funding guidelines and priorities established by the MCC and may add local guidelines and priorities as well.
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***Fiscal Year 2016 Grant Application Deadline***
OCTOBER 15, 2015

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Sculpture created by Maynard artist
-Carolyn Wirth, at Nara Park, Acton 

Sculpture Holly Hock created by artist
- Madeline Lord, at Boxborough Library

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