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Welcome to the Attleboro Cultural Council

Coming Up!

Attleboro Cultural Council grants provide funding for these events

Museum of Fine Arts Field Trip
November 1, 2014
Trinity Rep: A Christmas Carol Field Trip
November 21, 2014
Museum of Fine Arts Field Trip
December 14, 2014
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Reception
January 19, 2015
The Foreigner Performance
February 1, 2015
The Foreigner Rights and Royalties
February 1, 2015
Family Fun Event
February 1, 2015
Henry the Juggler Show
February 19, 2015
SENSEation Days
February 19, 2015
Massachusetts High School Drama Festival Preliminary Level
February 28, 2015
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary Field Trip
March 1, 2015
Paper Making: Where Art and Science Meet
March 1, 2015
The Wake of Matty O'Malley
March 14, 2015
Reptiles Rock Flower Show 2015
March 15, 2015
Museum of Science Field Trip
March 26, 2015
Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony
April 1, 2015
SMARTS Collaborative Touring Art Exhibit
April 1, 2015
Project Connect Wayne Potash Concert
April 1, 2015
Multicultural Night
April 15, 2015
Weekend Comedy Performance
May 1, 2015
May 1, 2015
Writing Workshop with author Roland Merullo
May 1, 2015
Brennan Middle School Drama Club Spring Production
May 1, 2015
Weekend Comedy Space Rental
May 1, 2015
A Musical Journey Through the Years
May 8, 2015
High Arts 2015 Text Art: Words as Images
May 20, 2015
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Field Trip
May 28, 2015
Geography Game Show
May 29, 2015
Museum of Fine Arts Field Trip
June 1, 2015
Plimoth Plantation Field Trip
June 1, 2015
Reading is Magic: Every Hero has a Story
July 1, 2015
Hornithology Summer Horn Ensemble
July 15, 2015
Summer Reading Song and Story Celebration
July 23, 2015
Attleboro's 1ABC
September 1, 2015
STEM and the Arts in Our Community
October 1, 2015
Monthly Educational Programs and Annual House Tour
The Marble Collection Magazine

Our Mission

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.

Grant Proposals

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.

ACC Grant Writing Workshops

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.

ACC Community Input Survey

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!

An Invitation to Participate

Join us

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.