The Northampton Arts Council is an organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Monday, November 2, 2020

FY21 LCC Grant Deadline Extended

 FY21 LCC Grant Deadline Extended: December 14, 2020 11:59 EST

The State Legislature just approved another one-month operating budget through the end of November.  This additional delay in setting the annual state budget means that the earliest possible time the Mass Cultural Council can determine and announce LCC allocations is January.  If any additional one-month budgets are passed, it would delay that further. 

Because of this delay, difficulty of LCCs securing virtual meeting spaces, and applicants navigating new guidance around virtual programs, the Mass Cultural Council has made the decision to extend the FY21 LCC grant application deadline to December 14, 2020 at 11:59 EST.

This change will allow not only applicants more time to review and prepare their applications around new guidelines, but also allow Local Cultural Councils more flexibility to make any changes to their local priorities and to publicize the grant cycle and do additional outreach to and support of applicants.

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