MCC/ACC Grant Guidlines are released in September of each year.

Click on the following link to view or download the 2014-15 Grant Guidelines: ACC GrantGuidelines2014-15

Link to 2014 Application Forms:

“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 sciences annually. The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts citizen.

“Administered by 2,400 municipally appointed volunteers, the LCC network consists of 329 councils serving all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns. Each year, local councils award more than $2 million in grants to more than 5,000 cultural programs statewide. These include school field trips, afterschool programs, concerts, festivals, lectures, theater, dance, music, and film. LCC projects take place in schools, community centers, libraries, elder care facilities, town halls, parks, and wherever communities come together.

“Individuals, schools, and cultural organizations are eligible to apply for project support from their local council. Funding for cultural field trips is also available. Applicants should contact their LCC before completing an application. Exemplary LCC projects are eligible to be further recognized by the Gold Star Program.

Please note: grants from LCCs are reimbursement-based. (The applicant expends their own money, and if approved for a grant, then submits paperwork for reimbursement.)”


The Arlington Cultural Council distributes funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, to support arts, humanities and interpretive science projects that benefit our community. Applications must either be postmarked on or before October 15, 2015 or hand delivered to the Arlington Board of Selectmen’s office by 4pm, October 15, 2015.

During the month of September, Arlington Cultural Council will hold at least one grant application seminar. Watch this Facebook page and/or our website – and/or blog –
You are also welcome to submit questions via email to, attend one of our public meetings and/or contact the Massachusetts Cultural Council –

Application Instructions –