• Massachusetts Cultural Council announces Grant Opportunities for 2017-18

    by  • May 26, 2017 • News

    The Massachusetts Cultural Council announced four grant opportunity programs for the 2017-18 funding cycle in their most recent Creative Youth News newsletter:

    • STARS Residencies
    • Big Yellow School Bus
    • Local Cultural Council Program
    • Creative Youth Development

    Read the entire Creative Youth News newsletter to learn about the voices and creators behind  these innovative youth programs. We’re reposting the Grant Opportunity portion of the news below, but please be sure to read the entire newsletter.

    (excerpted from MCC Creative Youth News newsletter, May 25, 2017)

    Grant Opportunities

    STARS Residencies
    The 2017-2018 STARS Residencies online application will open at 4:00 pm on Thursday October 5, 2017. Applications will be reviewed in the order received. STARS Program guidelines will be posted July 21, 2017. STARS Residencies provide grants of $500-$5,000 to schools to support creative learning residencies of three days or more in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

    Big Yellow School Bus
    The 2017-2018 Big Yellow School Bus online application will open at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Schools are eligible for one grant per school year. Big Yellow School Bus provides grants to help schools meet the transportation costs of student educational field trips to non-profit cultural institutions and events across the Commonwealth.

    Local Cultural Council Program
    Our Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program supports thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually, with nearly half of the $3 million in LCC grants benefiting education. Each of the Commonwealth’s 329 LCCs are accepting applications by October 17, 2017. Individuals, schools, and cultural organizations are encouraged to apply for support. Find your LCC, read the guidelines, and access applications online.

    Creative Youth Development
    The next round of YouthReach and SerHacer guidelines will be available September 1, 2017. YouthReach and SerHacer provide funding for a three year period to programs that infuse the arts, sciences, and humanities with principles of youth development. Application deadlines for the next three year cycle are:

    • YouthReach: For New Applicants January 15, 2018. For Returning Applicants May 1, 2018
    • All applicants to SerHacer: February 15, 2018

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