The Pittsfield Cultural Council will host a grant application workshop and question and answer session from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Hotel on North, 297 North St., to assist anyone interested in applying for funds for their 2017 arts or culture-related project.

The workshop will be followed by a reception in honor of the Pittsfield Cultural Council's 2016 grant award recipients from 7 to 8 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. This year, PCC funded 37 grants totaling more than $24,000.

Both the workshop and the reception are free and open to all.

Applications for the 2017 grant cycle are due Oct. 17. Information and applications are available online at

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