The Ipswich Cultural Council is a Local Cultural Council (LCC) and part of municipal government with the members of the Council appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The funds for the grants are an allocation of public dollars from the state. The Ipswich Cultural Council connects and supports art, culture and community through access, education, advocacy and celebration. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences in all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns. Each year, local councils award more than $2 million in grants to more than 5,000 cultural programs statewide. Individuals, schools, and cultural organizations are eligible to apply for project support from their local council. Contact the LCC before completing an application. Grants are for reimbursements after expenditures and approval for a grant.