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Heather Rockwood

Attleboro City Hall
77 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703-2334

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

The mission of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and its local cultural council 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.”

The Attleboro Cultural Council (ACC) is a grass-roots organization, funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, to promote culture in the City of Attleboro, Massachusetts. Working through the arts, humanities, and sciences, culture is a dynamic force for enriching communities, growing the economy, fostering diversity and inclusion, and igniting creativity.

The ACC oversees the distribution of Massachusetts Cultural Council grant funds to support programs that promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources, and ensures that these resources are shared within the diverse Attleboro community. The ACC is composed of a group of local volunteers, who are appointed by the mayor, and approved by the City Council, to help support and promote activities and the arts in Attleboro.

ACC members annually review applications from individuals, schools, and organizations to fund programs such as concerts, performances, lectures, workshops, art experiences and community celebration/festivals.

ACC goals include:
• Creating an environment for a vibrant and sustainable arts and culture ecosystem.
• Cultivating a city where all cultural traditions and expressions are respected, promoted, and supported.
• Integrating arts and culture into all aspects of civic life.
• Mobilizing likely and unlikely partners and collaborating across institutions and sectors.

The Attleboro Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the Attleboro Cultural Council will give priority to:
• Projects that serve families
• Projects that focus on community gatherings, building community, and/or active community participation
• Projects that are free or very low cost to participants
• Projects that include an element of active participation for individuals attending the event
• Projects that take place in Attleboro or have Attleboro resident participation
• Applicants that have secured a local venue or have a letter of support from a host venue

FY24 Local Guidelines

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
• Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of our community’s underserved populations or support diverse forms of cultural activities
• Financial need
• Proposed projects are well-planned and organized
• Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant if they have been awarded grants in a previous cycle
• Projects with an admission cost to the public must clearly indicate how grant monies will be used and why they are necessary.
• Proposed programs must take place in calendar year 2024
• Transportation/bus costs, administration, or fundraising expenses will not be funded with grant monies unless there are extenuating circumstances that are clearly explained in the grant application

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.
• Nonprofit organizations, or unincorporated associations must have a nonprofit purpose.
• For-profit entities that propose projects that provide public benefit.

• Completed applications must be postmarked no later than the October 17th deadline stipulated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
• 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.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Applause Academy MA, Inc. A Round of Applause: 2022-2023 season $1,000
Attleboro Community Theatre, Inc. Partial Funding of ACT's 66th Season of Shows $5,000
Attleboro Council on Aging Music for the Ages $1,800
Attleboro Historic Preservation Society, Inc. Woodlawn Cemetery Interactive Walking Tour $800
Attleboro Public Library Windows to the World: A Mural for Exploration and Education $3,000
Chace, Karen A. Carving Out Your Story $300
Crow, Darrell Romance Of the Tall Ships Art Workshop $1,100
Cyril K. Brennan Middle School Wingmasters with Jim Parks $600
Daly, Rachel Americana and Original works for horn $300
Foxboro Regional Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Community Engagement Programs $2,000
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. Craft for Kids $350
Guglielmo, Leslie Patchwork Party $300
Illuminate Creative & Theatrical Arts Company, Inc. Performance Outreach Team $2,530
Illuminate Creative & Theatrical Arts Company, Inc. Puppet Theater $2,200
Illuminate Creative & Theatrical Arts Company, Inc. Illuminate Children’s Theatre $1,500
Jewelry City Steampunk Festival, Inc. Jewelry City Steampunk Festival 2023 $5,000
Keep Attleboro Beautiful Light Box Beautification; Phase 3 $5,000
Kennedy-Donovan Center, Inc. Youth N Yoga at KDC's Attleboro Early Intervention program $1,000
Mankita, Jay Makerspace Build-Along: Artful Mechanisms $600
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc. The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival $750
Means, Pamela Pamela Means presents The Power of The Protest Song: Our Shared History and Present Day $990
Neponset Choral Society, Inc. FY 23 Concert Season $500
Old Colony Historical Society Passport to History 2023 $800
Rehoboth Minutemen Company, Inc. 1776 Fashion Show and with HistoricTails $500
Ritornello Music Stories of Resilience: Women Composers of the Baroque $1,500
Roundabout Productions, Inc. Death of a Salesman $2,000
Science & Engineering Education Development, Inc. Bubbling Chemistry at the Library $425
Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative SMARTS Middle School Gallery Exhibit $900
Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony $200
The Attleboro Museum, Inc. "High Art" Exhibition: Elemental $200
The Attleboro Museum, Inc. Flower Show 2023 – Animal Education Programs $375
The Grace Notes Grace Notes concerts $500
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro 36th Annual MLK Holiday Program $2,732
Waterman, Jon Live Music Making History Live $300
York, Matt Johnny Cash - Songs and Stories $500

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