The Lee Cultural Council will award grants for public programs that promote excellence, education, diversity, and inclusion in the arts, humanities, and sciences. The deadline is Oct. 15.

Applicants should indicate a venue and proposed date(s) for their project. LCC will accept virtual projects as well as in-person events, as long as current safety protocols are met.

If funded, applicants may receive partial funding only, and are therefore strongly encouraged to seek additional financial support for their project.

Visit for a how-to video on the new application process. For further information, contact Robin O'Herin at

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.