The Leicester Arts Council Invites Funding Proposals

Date: September 6, 2022
Contact: Anne Edgington
Phone: (508) 859 8487


The Leicester Arts Council invites interested organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support community-based projects in the arts, humanities and sciences. The Leicester Arts Council is a local agency funded by Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

To be eligible, applications must be submitted online by Friday, October 17, 2022.

Application forms, complete information on the new online grant application process, and specific guidelines for Leicester applicants are available at

Grants can support a variety of projects and activities in Leicester-- including exhibits, performances, festivals, workshops and lectures, as well as school field trips and short-term artist residencies or performances in schools.

Previously funded projects have included: Leicester Concerts on the Common, art classes at the Leicester Public Library, visiting artists and field trips to cultural events for Leicester school children and the McAuley Nazareth Home for Boys, music and drama performances for the Leicester Senior Center, historical programs at the Swan Tavern, and grants to local artists.

The Leicester Arts Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities and sciences every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. Each council awards money based on individual community cultural needs, assessed and set by local council members.