Accepting Applications: Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts, Up To $1,000

To honor Clara Lou Gould after 18 years of service as Beacon’s Mayor (she left office in 2007), and in recognition of her support of arts and culture in Beacon, BeaconArts created a special Fund for the Arts named for Beacon’s former Mayor.

The 2019 round of applications for the Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts is now open. Projects to be supported include projects or programs not generally supported by other area arts organizations, including individual artists' projects, unique exhibition, performance or public art projects, arts education programs, and community projects that promote area artists and arts activities and that draw attention to the valuable role of arts and culture in our community.

Applicants themselves may be located outside of Beacon, but must provide programming or art in Beacon or support activities that benefit Beacon's arts and cultural community.

Awards will be considered up to $1,000, and the Fund Committee reserves the right to grant multiple awards of smaller amounts.

Deadline For Submission

September 6, 2019

Date Of Projects To Go Live

The 2019 Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts grant award(s) fund projects taking place between October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020.

Note About Nonprofit Status

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or be fiscally sponsored by one. For information about fiscal sponsorship through BeaconArts, contact the office via

If you have questions about the application form or uploading your work samples and supporting financial documents, please contact Christina Jensen at