The Dalton Cultural Council’s mission is to promote access, excellence, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all residents. The Massachusetts Cultural Council has overseen the Local Cultural Council Program since 1990. MCC receives funding from an annual state appropriation. Each year, the MCC distributes funds to LCCs; in turn, LCCs make grants to schools, organizations and individuals in their communities. These funds are paid to successful applicants on a reimbursement basis.
Distributions to each LCC are based on a local aid formula devised by the state. The formula takes into account population and property values, and is weighted to give larger distributions to poorer communities.
Meetings are held in late October and other times as needed. Notices of all meetings are posted in Town Hall and on the http://www.mytowngovernment.org/01226
Members of the DCC are appointed for 3-year terms
Dalton Cultural Council – Dalton details and recent grant recipients from Massachusetts Cultural Council site