Chicopee Cultural Council accepting grant applications for $33,400 for community art projects

Sep 14 2016

The Chicopee Cultural Council has funded outdoor concerts, painting classes, historic lectures, field trips and art exhibits.

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee Cultural Council is currently accepting grant applications from schools, organizations and individuals who have an idea for an art, music or cultural program that would benefit the community.

This year the Chicopee Cultural Council received $33,400 in grant funding. The money is provided through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which supports cultural councils for all communities in the state.

In the past the Chicopee Council has provided small grants to fund art exhibits, festivals, school field trips, educational lectures, children’s theater, workshops, musical performances, arts education classes and more.

The proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs are due Oct. 17 and the projects must take place in the 2017 calendar year. Any applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

All applications must be submitted online for the first time this year. Applications and instructions are available on the Massachusetts Cultural Council website at

The Massachusetts Cultural Council has established a help desk to answer questions regarding the online grant form. Applicants can direct their questions to: or call 617-858-2721.

Volunteers from the Chicopee Cultural Council will also offer assistance with the application process between 6 and 8 p.m., Sept. 28 and Oct. 12 in the Chicopee Public Library computer lab. To reserve time for help contact Susan Morando McAndrew 413-568-5726. Reference librarians are also able to answer questions during open computer lab Mondays at 2 p.m. For more information, e-mail



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