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Boston Cultural Council

The Boston Cultural Council (BCC), under the direction of the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, annually distributes funds allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to support innovative arts, humanities and interpretive sciences programming that enhances the quality of life in our City.

BCC Grant Information & Applications

The Boston Cultural Council (BCC) is now accepting grant applications for its 2014 grant funding cycle. The BCC, under the umbrella of The Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, annually distributes funds allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, to support innovative arts, humanities and interpretive sciences programming that enhances the quality of life in our city.

Applications are currently being accepted in the following categories: Dance, Theatre, Literary Arts, Humanities, Multi-discipline, and the Field Trip grant (formerly known as the P.A.S.S. program).
Program Grant Application
Field Trip Grant Application

The next postmark deadline is October 15th, 2013 at 5:00PM.

For more information and BCC updates, stay tuned to the Arts e-newsletter.  

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    Creative Conversation: Where Art & Ideas Collide

    CALL FOR PRESENTERS: Have an innovative art-inspired idea that deserves the stage for 3 minutes?  Send us no more than 3 sentences describing your idea to bcc@cityofboston.gov by Monday, September 16th by 5PM. The Top 20 will be selected within a few days and final slides will be due by Wednesday, September 25th. Presenters should plan on being there by 9:45AM on Wednesday October 2nd to make sure their presentations are in order. Full event will take place from 10:30AM-12:00PM at the Atlantic Wharf Building.

    In honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, the Boston Cultural Council is teaming up with ArtWeek and Idea Week to present a Free Creative Conversation that highlights the intersection of the most exciting Art and Ideas in just 3-minute snippets!  Highlighting innovative community-based and art-inspired ideas while keeping with the Pecha Kucha style format, each specially selected speaker will talk for 3 minutes with just 10 slides – this is the ultimate power sampler for creative inspiration!  Framed by the buzzing harbor and the new Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Wharf is the Waterfront District’s center of activity; right brain and left brain attendees are encouraged to “do lunch” together afterwards as they explore this exciting part of Boston!

View Previous BCC Grant Recipients

 
Requests for additional information should be directed to:
Arreen Andrew, Grants Manager
Arreen.Andrew@cityofboston.gov
(617) 635-2437 


Please download the BCC logo below and carefully follow the credit and publicity requirements. 

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Credit & Publicity Requirements

In all published materials and announcements regarding the activities supported by the BCC, it is important that you acknowledge this support with a written and/or verbal credit statement. The MCC requires this credit and failure to comply may jeopardize future funding.  The credit statement is:

“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events.”

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Boston Cultural Council Members

The BCC is comprised of 9 Boston residents appointed by the mayor to serve for up to six years each. The BCC annually reviews applications during a series of fall meetings conducted to evaluate the overall quality of proposed programming and its potential benefit to diverse audience in neighborhoods throughout Boston.

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Sue Dahling Sullivan - Chair
Yvonne Ng
Brenda Rodriguez-Andújar
Adam Gesuero
Carmen Torres
Lisa Bello
Chika Offurum