DCA now ac­cept­ing arts grant ap­pli­ca­tions

The Star Democrat - - LIFE -

CAM­BRIDGE — Ap­pli­ca­tions now are be­ing ac­cepted for or­ga­ni­za­tions wish­ing to ap

ply for the Dorch­ester Cen­ter for the Arts Com­mu­nity Arts Grants pro­gram. The dead­line to sub­mit ap­pli­ca­tions is Fri­day, Dec. 2. Grants are in­tended to en

courage arts pro­gram­ming and par­tic­i­pa­tion in Dorch­ester County.

Sup­ported arts dis­ci­plines in­clude dance, the­ater, vis­ual arts, mu­sic, film, lit­er­ary arts, her­itage and multi-dis­ci­plinary arts pro­gram­ming. In­di­vid­ual grants av­er­age $100 to $900.

Grant al­lo­ca­tions will to­tal $2,000 for the 2016-17 fis­cal year, and pro­grams must take place be­tween Jan. 1, 2017, and June 30, 2017.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are eval­u­ated on the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria: artis­tic merit, or­ga­ni­za­tional ef

fec­tive­ness and ser­vice to the com­mu­nity. Or­ga­ni­za­tions re­ceiv­ing funds must be lo­cated or pro­duc­ing pro­grams in Dorch­ester County, and be in­cor­po­rated as a non­profit or

ga­ni­za­tion or be in the process of ob­tain­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

To get an ap­pli­ca­tion and review grant guide­lines, visit DCA at 321 High St. in Cam­bridge. Forms also can be down­loaded from www. dorch­ester­arts­cen­ter.org.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-228-7782.

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