The Lowell Cultural Council’s (LCC) mission is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Lowell residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of this community through the re-granting of public monies awarded to the LCC by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). The Lowell Cultural Council is an agent of the Massachusetts Cultural Council which receives funding from the Massachusetts Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. Distributions are based on a local aid formula devised by the state and are not determined by the individual municipality.
LowellCulturalCouncil.org is one of three websites dedicated to the Lowell Cultural Council. This site serves as a volunteer-run blog for information about LCC activities, events, and grantees, maintained by the current council membership. There are two other official websites dealing with the LCC, as a city board and as a local cultural council within the larger Massachusetts Cultural Council program.
For more information on the MCC’s local cultural council program visit www.mass-culture.org and check out this list of milestones.