The Attleboro Cultural Council—ACC—is composed of area volunteers with an interest in supporting the arts and humanities in the city of Attleboro. Our mission is to promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.
The Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts citizen. We are one of over 300 cities and towns in Massachusetts supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Attleboro Cultural Council LCC Grants fund proposals from organizations, schools, and individuals. Council grants support a variety of arts, science, and humanities projects in Attleboro — including exhibits, festivals, lectures, workshops in the areas of music, theatre, dance, nature programs, poetry, the humanities, science, history, literature, visual arts, short-term artist residencies, and performances in schools. The Cultural Council also entertains funding proposals from schools and groups through the Field Trip grant program, which provides subsidies for adults and children to attend cultural field trips.
Past funded projects include:
See our Grant Information page for more information.
To help applicants in preparing an effective grant proposal requesting funding through an ACC grant, the Cultural Council each year holds a workshop, "Tips on Preparing a Grant Proposal to the Attleboro Cultural Council," at the Attleboro Public Library. Details on our next grant writing workshop will be posted on this web site, our Facebook page, and online at The Sun Chronicle.
The workshop is free and open to the public for residents, non-profit cultural organizations, artists, musicians, writers, lecturers, historians, environmentalists, actors, dancers, poets, hands-on science programs, and schools interested in applying for funding from the Attleboro Cultural Council.
The Attleboro Cultural Council collects your opinions to help us set our funding priorities for the next three years. Please take a moment to complete this survey. Thank you!
The Attleboro Cultural Council invites you to become a member! We welcome volunteers from the Attleboro area to decide how best to allocate the MCC funds for programs and activities, and to be advocates for all types of cultural endeavors and events.
Our Council may have up to 22 members. Each member serves a 3-year term, and may opt to serve an additional 3-year term. The terms are staggered to ensure continuity in the make-up of the Council from year to year.
In addition to the LCC grant process, members participate during the rest of the year by attending the programs and events funded by the LCC grants; maintaining the ACC website; participating in our annual reception for grant recipients; increasing the Attleboro area's awareness of the ACC; developing additional fundraising efforts and generally being an advocate for the cultural community in the area.
To join, please write a letter to Mayor Kevin J. Dumas, Attleboro City Hall, 77 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 expressing your interest in volunteering to serve as a member of the Cultural Council.
The Mayor will submit your name to the City Council for approval. Once the City Council votes, you will be invited to the City Clerk's Office to be sworn in and receive your appointment.
Please contact us for additional information.