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Ashland Cultural Council

The mission of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and its Local Cultural Council (LCC) partners is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.


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Ashland, MA 01721-1193

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

Ashland Cultural Council
Grant Acceptance Requirements

The following criteria will be used to filter ACC grant proposals and applications. If the applications fit these criteria, they will be considered for a grant.

1. ACC will give priority to applications that are held within the Town of Ashland and benefit
Ashland residents.
2. ACC will always look for new applicants and/or for new projects each grant season.
3. The Project should be held at a venue that is easily accessible to the target audience. For instance, an afterschool elementary kids project needs to be easily accessible for the child, transportation cannot become an issue. A senior project needs to be reachable to seniors who cannot drive.
4. A specific date and location is necessary for the project to be considered.
5. The project should be free to the residents of Ashland.
6. A breakdown of expected costs will be required for the application to be considered.

In addition, the following conditions must be met:
Applicant’s project must be clearly related to the arts, humanities, civics, history or interpretive sciences.
Applicant’s project must provide adequate public benefit for the Ashland community and provide adequate public access. Explanation of handicap accessibility of the venue must be included in application.
Applicant must have a clear, written commitment of location and date of event from sponsoring organization or venue.
Funding for applicant’s project must not substitute or replace other public funding of programs in the arts, humanities, civics, history or interpretive sciences.
ACC funds are not intended to be used as the sole source of funding of projects.
Ticket prices for events will be taken into consideration during grant approval process and must be included in your application.
ACC’s support should be acknowledged during the program/project and verification of such must be provided for grant payout. All marketing materials should clearly indicate that this was possible with help from the Ashland Cultural Council and include the logo.

FY23 Local Guidelines

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How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
York, Matt Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $325
Bless, Liz Save Our Oceans $425
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $250
Eversley, Jamaal The Bold and Beautiful Teen Exhibition and Scholarship 2022 $1,000
Bates III, Davis R. Celebrating the Season: A Performance for Seniors $475
Dragonfly Festival Dragonfly Festival of Ashland $1,000
Hopkinton Center for the Arts Celebrate Ashland at the HCA $500
Town of Ashland Entertainment at the Corner Spot $1,000
Ashland Music Association, Inc. Mack Brass TU210 (lacquer) Tuba for Ashland Middle School Band $1,100
Ashland High School World Drumming Circle $700
Ashland Healthy Harvest, Inc. Ashland Farmers Market Music Series $500
Ashland High School Broadening Our Vision: Diversity in Visual Media Representation $825
Vladimirov, Anaid Painting and Drawing for Seniors $500

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