Athol Cultural Council Training Sessions To Be Held At The Athol Library

Thursday, 9/15, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. & Friday, 9/23, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.



The Athol Cultural Council has set an October 17 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.  These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Athol, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term residencies or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.

The Athol Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth.  The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences, and humanities every year.  The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

This year the Athol Cultural Council will distribute about $7,400 in grants. The Council is pleased to introduce the new online application, available at  Applications completed and submitted online by October 17 will be considered.  Paper applications will no longer be accepted. 

To introduce and assist applicants with the new online application, the Athol Cultural Council is offering two training sessions at the Athol Public Library, located at 568 Main Street in Athol.  Information about the new application will be provided, followed by a live demonstration of the online application, and a question and answer session.  Training will be available on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 6:00PM – 7:00PM, and Friday, September 23, 2016, from 10:00AM – 11:00AM.  Please register by calling the Athol Public Library at (978) 249-9515.

Local guidelines and complete information about the Athol Cultural Council Program are available online at  For more information or for general assistance, please contact Athol Cultural Council Chairperson Robin Brzozowski at the Athol Public Library, (978) 249-9515 (ask for Robin B.) or email

Free & Open to the Public!