Before you get started
The application for 2020 grants will open on September 1, 2019, and close on October 15, 2019.
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’ll 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 (will be awarded to five organizations)|
You have one year from the date we approve you to finish your project and get the grant money from us. 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.
You can apply for the grant for the following art categories:
- 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 deadline to apply for a Boston Cultural Council grant is October 15, 2019. Print applications can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 1 City Hall Square, Room 802, Boston MA, 02201. Translation is available upon request.
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