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The Fall River Arts & Culture Coalition (FRACC) is proud to introduce a new grant program to support and fund Fall River’s artists.

Funding is being made available to support local creative workers through The Ignition Fund. This pilot artist recovery grant program brings a multifaceted approach to advancing the City’s creative economic recovery and accelerated growth from the pandemic to “build back better”. It will meet needs identified through surveys completed in Fall River’s creative sector by providing working capital funds and assistance to individual artists that have struggled to secure funding from grant sources. 

Preview Applicant Eligibility and Ignition Fund Grant Questions. Applications are currently closed. Thank you to everyone who applied!


In collaboration with Practice Best Practice, The Ignition Fund will deliver technical assistance through four free virtual workshops led by professional artists and creative entrepreneurs, and registration is open to all. These workshops will address the current needs of artists recovering from the ongoing pandemic and inform placemaking projects - including project planning, grant writing, marketing, and handling taxes/grants.


Enrollment is now open! All workshops will be held on Zoom. You must register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop on zoom.


New Workshop Coming this Spring! Stay Tuned!


Writing Placemaking Grants 

This workshop has passed – Watch the video here

Publicly accessible art and community participation are at the heart of many arts and culture grants, known as place-based grants. This workshop will cover the basic building blocks that make up a proposal, including the review process and how to persevere through rejection. Led by reviewers and successful grant writers with place-based grant experience, they will discuss what makes a good proposal and what makes a good placemaking project. Participants will leave empowered and prepared to write a grant proposal.

Learn more about the presenters

Project Planning For Creatives

This workshop has passed - Watch the video here

Many of the things creatives do require a complex set of plans. Deciding the type of project, its goals, the scope, the timeline, the materials, the team (if any), the budget, finding funding, or producing a project proposal on guesswork and marketing… can feel daunting without a plan. This workshop will break that down into more straightforward ways of planning and developing a project for any creative person. A plan you can execute is more likely to lead to success than flying by the seat of your pants. Participants will learn how to plan an appropriate project for the appropriate opportunity. This is an introductory-level workshop.

Learn more about the presenters

Read FRACC's press release here.

Read MassDevelopment's press release here.

The timeline:

  • January 18th - Project Planning for Creatives Workshop

  • January 20th - Ignition Fund Grant Phase 1 application due

  • February 15th - Writing Placemaking Grants for Creatives Workshop

  • March 4th - New Ignition Fund Grant Phase 2 application deadline

  • March 27th - Ignition Fund awards announced

  • Spring Date TBA - Basic Marketing for Creatives Workshop

  • May-August - Ignition Fund projects installed

  • Fall Date TBA - Tax Planning and Schedule C for Creatives Workshop


FRACC will be holding in-person and zoom information sessions:

All sessions have passed. Questions? Email:

Funding has been provided by the TDI Creative Catalyst Grant Program administered by MassDevelopment.

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