Resources for Applicants

The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council is accepting applications for our Fiscal Year 2022 Grant Cycle starting September 1st 2021. Individuals, non-profit groups, schools, libraries and religious organizations may apply for funding for arts projects. Grant guidelines are available at www.actonboxboroughculturalcouncil.org or www.massculturalcouncil.org.

Applications will be available online at www.massculturalcouncil.smartsimple.com.

Applications should be submitted online on or before 15th October 2021.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the ABCC via email to abccinformation@gmail.com 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 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.

Q: How does the grant process work?

A: The ABCC is one of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) that are funded by the Mass Cultural Council through an annual appropriation by the state legislature. Each LCC is required to distribute these funds through a grant process. The ABCC reviews grant applications from individuals, schools, and cultural organizations and after a careful review process we award funds to projects that demonstrate a local benefit.

Q: How can I apply for ABCC funding?

A: Please note: applications for the FY 2022 grant cycle must be submitted online by October 15, 2021. To apply, please follow the following steps.

STEP 1: Read and understand the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council Grant Application Guidelines. Failure to follow these guidelines may lead to disqualification of your application.

STEP 2: Fill out an online application. Paper versions of these forms are no longer available.

Need help? Further questions?

For questions related to the ABCC Application Guidelines please contact the ABCC at abccinformation@gmail.com. You may also refer to the Mass Cultural Council Website Application Process for excellent tips on submitting an application.