Before you get started
Update: The 2021 Boston Cultural Council grant application is open until December 14 at 5 p.m. Print applications must be received by December 11 at 5 p.m.
Our grants are for organizations that benefit the public by offering arts programming in local neighborhoods. We give grants for general operating expenses to organizations with budgets under $2 million. The specific amount organizations are eligible for depends on their budget size. The largest amount we will award is $5,000.Organizational Grant Categories
|Organization Budget||Eligible Grant Amount|
|Less than $100,000||$2,000|
|$100,000 - $500,000||$3,500|
|$500,000 and $2,000,000||$5,000|
If you get denied, you can only ask us to consider you again if we violated the review process. You have two weeks to submit your request in writing.
Organizations that provide programming in one or more of the following art categories are eligible:
- film and video
- folk and traditional art
- visual art
- literary arts
- performance or time-based arts
- social and civic practices, and
- multi-disciplinary arts.
Fill out your application
The Boston Cultural Council grant application will be open from October 1, 2020 - December 14, 2020. The application link can be found online. You can also download a print version of the application. They must be scanned and emailed, or mailed to 1 City Hall Square, Room 802, Boston MA, 02201 by December 11 at 5 p.m. Translation is available upon request.Keep in mind:
Organizations that have tentative programming due to COVID-19 are still eligible to apply.
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