Purpose and Criteria
The purpose of the Attleboro Cultural Council is to promote and
maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure
these resources are shared within the Attleboro community. The
Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of
activities. We support a broad variety of art forms, the ongoing
work of individual artists and writers, and environmental and
historical education projects with an emphasis on collaborative
projects that bring together artists and other types of
organizations, local cultural groups and projects that serve
specific populations—youth, elders, low-income, disabled.
Applicants can be:
arts, humanities or interpretive science organizations;
individuals including artists, science educators, historians,
musicians, writers or other humanists, parents, community members,
community organizations including but not limited to schools,
social service organizations, business and civic groups,
neighborhood centers, youth, senior and family associations, etc.
Incorporated organizations must be nonprofit; unincorporated
associations must have a nonprofit purpose.
Suggested venues for your application proposal. These are only
suggestions; please contact venue directly for confirmation and
- Attleboro Public Library: 74 North Main St., Attleboro, (508) 222-0157
- Capron Park, Balfour Riverwalk: Attleboro Park & Forestry Dept. Call (774) 203-1865 to verify availability before submitting Grounds Permit.
- Attleboro Arts Museum: 86 Park St., Attleboro, (508) 222-2644
- Attleboro Area Industrial Museum: 42 Union St., Attleboro, (508) 222-3918
- Blackinton Inn: 203 N. Main St., Attleboro, (508) 222-6022
- Florence Hayward Sweet Club House: 44 Peck St., Attleboro, (508) 222-3512
- Patterson Creations: 52 Union St., Attleboro
- Ezekiel Bates Masonic Lodge: 71 N. Main St., Attleboro
- South Attleboro Knights of Columbus: 304 Highland Ave, Attleboro, (508) 399-7705
Completed applications must be received by the October 17th, 2016
deadline stipulated by the MCC. Notifications of disapproved
applications are sent in November. Notifications of approved
applications are sent in early December.
Complete Grant guidelines, procedures, and forms can be found via
the Massachusetts Cultural Council's
Application Instructions page.
The current list of grant recipients is at the ACC local
council page on the Massachusetts Cultural Council web site.
For the application period ending October 15, 2015, and in
subsequent application periods, we will consider only projects
scheduled to occur in the calendar year following the application
period. Thus, if you are planning a project for September
2016 through December 2016 you must apply by October 15,
2015. School projects are exempt from that rule:for the
application period ending October 15, 2015, we will consider
projects scheduled to occur between September 2015 and December
This year, only Electronic Applications will be accepted. To
apply, visit the Online
Toolkit for Local Cultural Councils and click the Applicants
button. All applications must be received by Monday, October
17th, 2016. Have questions? Please attend our Grant Writing
Workshop Thursday, September 8th, 2016, at 6:30 P.M. at the
Attleboro Public Library. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to give us the required information. Please
remember to provide specific venues, dates, and times. Please
provide us with working contact email addresses. Please remember
to sign your application. We do appreciate your continued
involvement with the ACC: informing us of changes, and taking
our community input survey.
Grant applications are public documents.
2013 Grant Applications
2014 Grant Applications
2015 Grant Applications