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Grant Applications for the 2017 grant cycle are due October 15, 2016

Visit for complete details and application forms. 


About the Lowell Cultural Council

Serving on the Lowell Cultural Council

Current Lowell Cultural Council Volunteer Members: Joseph Antifonario, Colleen Brady, Sean Daniels, Carolyn Delehanty, Maxine Farkas (Treasurer), Laura Frye, Jason Hantzis (Co-Chair), J. Haley (Secretary), James Ostis (Co-Chair),Van Pech, Dahvy Tran

The Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) is the Grants Administrator for the LCC, responsible for handling publicity, setting up meetings, assisting with LCC member recruitment, and processing grant reimbursements in accordance with the City Auditor. COOL Staff are not members of the Lowell Cultural Council, do not review LCC grant applications, and do not vote on how Council money is allocated.


Come be a part of Lowell Cultural Council

The LCC is always recruiting new members! Want to know more? Contact Roberto Dei at or at 978-674-1483. Council members must be residents of Lowell, 18 years and older, and have a passion for making the city a better place through the arts, sciences, and humanities! No other experience required!

The Cultural Council Program is a project of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. The LCC allocates funding within the Lowell community on behalf of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and supports both established cultural organizations and individuals. LCC funding provides economic support for community events that reach residents of all ages.  Past projects have included special exhibits, performances, festivals, workshops, educational programming and other cultural activities. For the 2016 grant cycle, the Lowell Cultural Council distributed over $70,000 in funding for Lowell arts and culture-based programs! For a complete list of 2015 grant recipients, go to and click the "Grant Recipients" tab.

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