*Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council is seeking council members*
If you like arts, culture and humanities, you can use your interests and talents by joining the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council. We are looking for volunteers from Boxborough who would be interested in serving as council members.
The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council (ABCC) plays a vital role in enhancing local arts and culture. The members of the ABCC are volunteers who enjoy supporting arts, culture and humanities in their communities. ABCC members take pride in taking up this important responsibility towards the advancement of local public arts and cultural programming.
Our annual grants program supports local independent artists, school initiatives, museums, theater groups, filmmakers and many other programs that add to the cultural vibrancy and diversity of our community. For 2019, we granted over $13097 to 43 projects.
The ABCC 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.
The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council was established in 1980 to promote the arts in the Acton-Boxborough community and to award and administer the Massachusetts Cultural Council grant funds. The council may consist of up to 22 members from Acton and Boxborough. Current membership is 10 members. The Boxborough members of the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council are appointed by the Boxborough Board of Selectmen to a three-year term.