Attleboro Cultural Council
The Attleboro Cultural Council is comprised of resident volunteers with a passion for our city. We encourage you to be involved as a volunteer or an applicant. Please find more information on our website www.attleboroculturalcouncil.org or by Liking us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Attleboroculturalcouncil
Attleboro City Hall
77 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703-2353
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FY22 Local Priorities
? In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
? How well the program meets our local priorities
*Community support and involvement
*Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
*Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of a community’s underserved populations or support diverse forms of cultural activities
*Transportation/bus costs, administration, or fundraising expenses will not be funded with grant monies unless there are extenuating circumstances, which are clearly explained in the grant application
? Programs that have been previously funded with ACC funds should clearly identify past levels of Attleboro resident participation
? Projects must clearly indicate how grant monies will be spent if there will also be door receipts
? Letters of Recommendation from either the host or previous audiences/participants
FY22 Local Guidelines
ATTLEBORO CULTURAL COUNCIL
The Standard Grant Application can be filled out online at:
Effective September 2021. Revised August 2021.
Program Purpose and Review Criteria
The purpose of the Attleboro Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure these resources are shared within the Attleboro community. The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities. We support a broad variety of art forms, the ongoing work of individual artists and writers, and environmental and historical education projects with an emphasis on collaborative projects that bring together artists and other types of organizations, local cultural groups and projects that serve specific populations like youth, elders, low-income, disabled.
Grant Review Process
Your Gateway application will be reviewed by an independent panel. It will be scored according to the following criteria:
From the Mass Cultural Council:
Public Value (60 points total)
Core programming and relevance to the mission (20 points)
Community engagement (20 points)
Efforts and success in reaching out to diverse or underserved communities. This can include ethnically and economically diverse, rural, elderly, veterans, and people with disabilities. (10 points)
Participation of Massachusetts artists, scientists, and/or humanists (10 points)
Organizational Capacity and Sustainability (40 points total)
Financial health (10 points)
Appropriate program staff to develop and implement programming (10 points)
Ability of your staff and/or governing board to manage (10 points)
Success in planning and evaluation. (10 points)
Applicants can be:
Arts, humanities, or interpretive science organizations
Individuals including artists, science educators, historians, musicians, writers or other humanists, parents, community members, etc.
Community organizations including but not limited to schools, social service organizations, civic groups, neighborhood centers, youth, senior and family associations, etc.
Incorporated organizations must be nonprofit; unincorporated associations must have a nonprofit purpose.
Completed applications must be postmarked no later than the October 15th deadline stipulated by the MCC.
For the application period ending October 15, 2021, we will consider projects scheduled to occur between September 2021 and December 2022.
For the application period ending October 15, 2022, and in subsequent application periods, we will consider only projects scheduled to occur in the calendar year following the application period.
If you are planning a project for September 2022 through December 2022 you must apply by October 15, 2021
The ACC reviews all grant applications and determines which projects to fund in November.
Notification of disapproved (not funded) applications are sent by early December.
The approval letters announcing the award of grant money are generally sent in January.
Applicants can access the application form at www.massculturalcouncil.org.
ONE original grant application and, if appropriate, one set of supporting materials such as: resume(s) of key personnel, organizational brochures, letters of support/commitment, artist samples (video, slides, writings, portfolio, etc.).
Answer questions clearly, simply and as completely as space allows.
Describe the project, any collaborators, and address the review criteria.
The Attleboro Cultural Council requests that applicants submit their completed form to us electronically via the Mass Cultural Council Website.
Grantees are requested to communicate with the Attleboro Cultural Council throughout the year.
As the grantees? projects approach, the Attleboro Cultural Council should be notified so as to ensure that the event can be promoted on the Councils social media pages and to ensure ACC members can make plans to attend.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
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