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 or contact chairman Christopher George at or 774-254-0213.

In Norton, a letter of support from the host agency or venue is required by the cultural council. Apply at

The Foxboro Cultural Council will distribute about $6,800 in grants. For state and local guidelines and information about the FCC, visit To view the grant application, visit

The Foxboro Cultural Council is also seeking new members. If interested in the arts and/or sciences, contact the FCC for more information at 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 Or email Lynn Bernier at

Norfolk Cultural Council is also accepting grants. Apply for a grant or find out more at or contact the council at

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.

For application, visit, and for local guidelines and more information on the Seekonk Cultural Council, contact Alex Dunwoodie at 508-558-3358 or

Stephen Peterson can be reached at 508-236-0377.

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