The Bellingham Cultural Council wishes to remind this year's applicants for grant funding that
they must submit grant applications online no later than October 16, 2017. This can only be
done by going to: mass-culture.org and then following the instructions provided by the toolkit
which will guide them through the process. Paper applications will no longer be accepted and
late applications will not be considered.
The Bellingham Cultural Council is a local granting authority of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and members are appointed by the Bellingham Selectman. The BCC is composed of residents from the Town of Bellingham with the goal of promoting excellence in art education, interpretive sciences, humanities, and diversity in the arts.
The BCC grants funds for proposals from organizations, schools and individuals that support a variety of projects including exhibits, festivals, workshops concerning music, poetry, visual arts, theatre, dance, environmental art, nature programs, history, literature, writing, designing as well as+ field trips that allow adults and children to attend cultural events and robotics demonstrations.
In addition to the local grant process which starts in September and includes the annual grant reception, members attend BCC council meetings and grant events and support many other cultural events in town. We meet with staff from the Ma Cultural council and our State Representative and advocate for the Arts state wide that support bringing additional monies into our community. We often assist and support local groups in our town and lately have supported, when possible, other local Cultural Councils.
If you love the arts and are interested in becoming a member of our council please contact Linda Trudeau at 508-883-4442 or attend one of our events that are always well publicized. Come and join us in making the Arts in Bellingham all that they can be.