Attleboro area cultural councils are accepting applications from organizations, schools, teachers and individuals for grants for cultural activities, with a deadline of Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The funding for activities in the arts, sciences and humanities for the calendar year starting in January comes from the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency.
The grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.
In Mansfield, for local guidelines, application forms, and information on the cultural council, go to http://mass-culture.org/Mansfield or contact chairman Christopher George at firstname.lastname@example.org or 774-254-0213.
In Norton, a letter of support from the host agency or venue is required by the cultural council. Apply at www.mass-culture.org/Norton.
The Foxboro Cultural Council will distribute about $6,800 in grants. For state and local guidelines and information about the FCC, visit www.mass-culture.org. To view the grant application, visit https://mcc.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp.
The Foxboro Cultural Council is also seeking new members. If interested in the arts and/or sciences, contact the FCC for more information at email@example.com or attend a meeting.
In Plainville, the cultural council last year distributed about $5,000 in grants. For local guidelines, application forms and information on the Plainville Cultural Council, visit www.mass-culture.org. Or email Lynn Bernier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Seekonk, the local cultural council usually distributes grants of from $100 to $500.
“I note each year how these grants enrich our communities,” said state Rep. Steven Howitt, R-Seekonk.