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By Phil Orlandella

Boston Cultural Council (BCC) is accepting applications for the 2018 organizations grant funding cycle.

More than $400,000 in funding will be awarded to organizations and projects in Boston that enhance the quality of life, the economy, and the design of the City of Boston that addresses the goals of the Boston Creates Cultural Plan.

Organizations with under $1 million budgets with projects located in the city can apply for general operating budget.

Organizations with budgets over $1 million that offer programs in the city can apply for programmatic support.

Applications will be accepted through October 16 for grants in the following categories: Music, Film and Video, Traditional and Folk Arts, Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance, Humanities, Literary Arts, and Multi–discipline.

Grants up to $5000 will be awarded and announced in January 2018. Deadline for filing is October 16.

Applications will be reviewed by members of Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and the Boston Cultural Council (BCC).

Successful applications must be specific about how they will grow access to arts areas not already well served.

“Boston Cultural Council (BCC) organizational grants help smaller arts organizations continue the great work they are doing or larger organizations bring programs to the City,” Mayor Martin Walsh said in a press release.

He added, “These grants support a wide variety of artistic projects and activities in Boston…and help ensure that arts are accessible to every resident in Boston.”

Grant information and guidelines are available by calling City Hall.

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