The Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences every year.
A hallmark of the LCC Program is an emphasis on local autonomy and decision making. LCCs are free to make funding decisions that meet the needs and priorities of their own communities, within the parameters of broad state guidelines.
Local Requirements and Priorities
Any Massachusetts individual, school, non-profit, or cultural organization is eligible to apply for funding through the Weymouth Cultural Council.
The council will prioritize funding of events and performances based in Weymouth, as well as projects that are organized by established artists and organizations of Weymouth, or those who support Weymouth residents.
Projects eligible for support include the following:
- Community-wide gatherings
- Festivals, concerts, plays, and other cultural activities
- School cultural enrichment programs
- Nature, interpretive science, and environmental education projects
- Projects celebrating local history and/or cultural diversity
- Restoration or preservation projects (not related to capital expenditures)
- Neighborhood revitalization
- Local artist living and work spaces and professional development
Funding applications will be assessed based the following evaluation criteria:
- How well the program meets local priorities
- Community support and involvement
- Evidence of a good track record and dedication
- Financial need
- Demonstrated planning
- Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of underserved populations or support diverse forms of cultural activities