Each year, the Fairhaven Cultural Council, a local organization supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, awards Local Cultural Council (LCC) grants to support arts and cultural projects that directly benefit our community. Grant monies are distributed from both state and local funds designated specifically for this purpose.
For the 2018 Grant Cycle, Fairhaven Council will be participating in a new pilot program eliminating the requirement that awards made using the Mass Cultural Council allocation be reimbursement-based. During this pilot program, grant money will be available in full to grantees once their projects are approved. If you are awarded a grant, you will be required to submit a final report to the Local Cultural Council upon completion of your program verifying that your project was completed and grant monies were used as outlined in your application.
The Fairhaven Cultural Council accepts online applications only. On September 1, 2017, online applications will be available from the MCC for LCC applicants via www.mass-culture.org. With this new system, applicants will complete their forms entirely online and upload any required supplemental materials by the October 16, 2017 deadline.
For this grant cycle, applicants’ projects or events must take place between January through December 2018. The Fairhaven Cultural Council prioritizes projects that take place in Fairhaven and most directly benefit Fairhaven residents, as well as first-time applicants and new projects. Please refer to Fairhaven’s official MCC page for full local guidelines and council funding priorities.
Council members would be happy to assist any applicants with the application process by appointment. Contact chairperson Abigail Hevey for assistance or with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org