Local Cultural Council (LCC) money is awarded by the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) once a year to support artists, schools, organizations, and special projects in Somerville, Massachusetts.
In addition, the SAC offers grants specifically to Somerville schools in support of cultural fieldtrips. The LCC Grant Program is funded and overseen by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Somerville LCC program grants are reviewed by SAC board members and local peers with expertise in the appropriate disciplines. Each year new panelists are convened to review new submissions.
Applicants must use the SAC's application forms--not the generic MCC/LCC application. Applicants must follow local guidelines for each new year. Applications are typically due on/around October 15th each year.
Applicants may call the office and speak with Rachel Strutt, Program Manager, who is available to assist with project design, facilitate collaboration between artists and organizations, and answer questions about the grant process, both before and after the Council makes its awards.