Friday, September 26, 2014

Holyoke Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

The Holyoke Local Cultural Council is accepting grant applications for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs.  Organizations, schools, and individuals are eligible to apply.  The deadline for application is Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities including exhibits, festivals, field trips, performances, workshops, and lectures.  To be considered, projects must directly benefit Holyoke residents and be completed during the 2015 calendar year.  Priority is given to proposals that support the work of local artists in Holyoke.

Previously funded projects include Holyoke: Points of View, La Noche de San Juan, the Great Holyoke Brick Race, the Holyoke Latin Jazz Festival, and the Holyoke Public Schools Summer Strings Program.

The Holyoke Local Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils 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.

For more information about the Holyoke Local Cultural Council, visit  Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at  Questions can be directed to Navae Fenwick Rodriguez at, or Jennifer Boyle at

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