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Who can apply?
Individuals, agencies, schools, nonprofits, and other organizations may apply for grants that enhance the cultural vitality of the Lexington community.
All applicants must reside or be located in Massachusetts.
What are the grant requirements?
1. The program must be related to the arts, humanities, or sciences.
2. The grant must demonstrate a public benefit for Lexington residents.
3. The project may not discriminate on the basis of age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, geographic origin, or immigration, military, or socio-economic status.
4. The program must be completed between February 1 and December 31 of 2022.
How are they evaluated?
Applications are evaluated in terms of several review criteria: artistic or creative merit; benefit to the cultural life of Lexington; project design; qualifications, dedication and accomplishments of the individuals and organizations involved; accessibility of the program and of facilities being used; community involvement; and financial need.
Priority is given to programs that benefit the broadest possible range of Lexington residents and to applicants who are based in Lexington. Also of interest is first-time funding of programs and emerging artists or organizations that have demonstrated artistic merit.
Because of limited resources and the LCA’s interest in supporting numerous and diverse programming, we do not ordinarily grant more than $500 per applicant/organization.