The Somerville Arts Council (SAC) is the Local Cultural Council (LCC) for the City of Somerville. What is an LCC? It is an organization that re-grants state funds to support local arts activities. The State Legislature allocates funds to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency. The MCC reallocates those funds to LCCs throughout the Commonwealth. The LCCs make those funds available to local artists, organizations and schools through grant programs like this one. SAC has greatly expanded its activities since it was founded in 1980, but its LCC Grant Program remains one of its core programs.