The Great Barrington Cultural Council is now accepting applications for the 2017 cycle for local cultural council funding. Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs that benefit the Great Barrington community have a submission deadline of Monday, Oct. 17.

New this year is an online application process. Paper applications will also be accepted. To access the online application, go to and click on the "Applicants" button.

This year, the GBCC will distribute approximately $4,400 in grants. Priority will be given to applications that support local youth and senior programs, new applicants or projects, projects that emphasize cultural diversity, and projects that take place in a local venue and show local community support.

For specific guidelines and complete information, contact Rose Tannenbaum at or call 413-528-0328.