The deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support arts and cultural activities in Wayland is Oct. 16. Funding through the Wayland Cultural Council is available for projects and programs planned through Dec. 31, 2018. These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities, including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies, or performances, workshops, and lectures, according to Kara Brewton, council chairwoman. Based on results of a recently completed community survey, the council especially encourages applications focused on community-wide gatherings, nature, science, environmental projects, projects celebrating local history, and projects celebrating cultural diversity. This year, the council will distribute about $4,500 in grants. Application forms are available at www.mass-culture.org.Jennifer FennLefferts can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.