Lenox Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals


Date: September 28, 2020

Contact: Arlene D. Schiff

Phone: 413-281-3249

E-mail: arlene@hgf.org


Applications for funding for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs will open on October 1, 2020 and are due November 16, 2020.   

The Lenox Cultural Council, in accordance with Massachusetts Cultural Council guidelines, has set a November 16 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

According to Council spokesperson Arlene D. Schiff, these grants can help underwrite projects, programs, and events in the arts, humanities and sciences that foster a rich cultural life for Lenox residents. The Lenox Cultural Council is committed to supporting the work of local artists, cultural institutions, schools, and other groups with a focus on making cultural activities accessible and engaging to all.  New and innovative projects, including virtual events, are encouraged. Applications that provide free or low-cost programs/events will be given priority.  Please view the Cultural Council’s website for other requirements.

The Lenox Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The local cultural council 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 Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

Application forms, local guidelines and additional information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available at