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Bedford Cultural Council

The Bedford Cultural Council supports public projects through the regranting of the annual allocation of funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). These projects shall promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in Bedford.

Contact

Barbara Purchia
bedfordmaculturalcouncil@gmail.com
781-275-1111
https://www.bedfordma.gov/cultural-council

Address
Bedford Town Hall
10 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730-2193

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation

$6,900

FY23 Local Priorities

Preference is given to
1. Bedford residents and organizations
a. Nonprofit organizations
b. Projects involving local artists
2. Projects which encourage community-wide participation in the arts, cultural events, graphic arts, fine arts, music, dance, theater, writing, nature, science and environmental education
3. Projects which encourage participation by audiences of all ages including multi-generational cultural programs
4. Projects highlighting Bedford’s history and institutions
5. Projects celebrating cultural diversity and inclusivity
6. First time funding of projects

FY23 Local Guidelines

1. Non-resident individuals or organizations:
a. If your program occurs in Bedford, you must have a predetermined local sponsor and a letter from the sponsor with your application. The letter should specify the type and level of support that the sponsor will provide. The application must identify the venue as either in-person or virtual. Virtual programs must be managed by the sponsor.
b. If your program does NOT occur in Bedford, you must have a supporting letter from a resident that explains how your program will benefit Bedford residents.
2. Applications must be completed online and include a complete budget.
3. Publicity must contain the following acknowledgement: “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.” For additional information, refer to Publicity Guidelines (https://www.bedfordma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6866/f/pages/bcc_event_publicity_guidelines_1.pdf).
4. Your event should be able to proceed with only partial funding from the Bedford Cultural Council. Other Massachusetts Cultural Grant Program Opportunities are described at: https://www.massculturalcouncil.org/programs/programs.asp.
5. Approved grantees must advertise event(s) in local Bedford media.
6. Grants are made on a reimbursement basis only. Once your program has been completed, please send your completed reimbursement form and documentation (Invoices, receipts, or paid bills), including costs associated with virtual programming if applicable, evidence that the event took place (programs, photos, etc.), and was credited as promised (copies of marketing, in newspapers, etc.) to: Bedford Cultural Council, Bedford Town Hall, 10 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730. You may also email your reimbursement materials to BedfordMACulturalCouncil@gmail.com. Partial reimbursement is possible for projects that happen in more than one phase. For additional information, refer to Reimbursement Guidelines (https://www.bedfordma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6866/f/pages/bcc_reimbursement_guidelines.pdf).

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bedford Arts and Crafts Society Series of Artist Demonstrations and Workshops $500
Friends of the Job Lane House, Inc. Family Field Day $350
Nashoba Learning Group, Inc. Nashoba Learning Group Subscription Education $150
Scoville, Sarah Utility Box Mural Project $1,200
St. Paul Weekday Nursery School, Inc. School wide field day $150
Newman, Howard Musical Baseball Show $175
Tincknell, Roger L. Ireland to America $175
Middlesex Community College Bedford Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation $450
Bedford Arts and Crafts Society Community Service Project $500
Bedford Garden Club Frederick Law Olmsted & the Massachusetts Legacy $200
Bates III, Davis R. Halloween Harvest: A Performance for Seniors $200
The Delvena Theatre Company Bon Appetit, Julia! $300
Happier Valley Comedy, Inc. Reading Is Uproarious - Family Improv Show $400
The Concord Orchestra, Inc. 2021-2022 Concert Season Music Director Search $100
Bedford Historical Society, Inc. Town Wide Newsletter $483
Bedford Embraces Diversity Martin Luther King Jr Day Community Breakfast $650
Leavell, Heather Indigenous Peoples Day Bomba Celebration $350
Girl Scout Troop 72147 Missed Field Trips and the Drawing Badge $400
Bedford High School Performing Arts Department BHS Musical: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE $800
Bedford High School Performing Arts Department BHS Musical: MAMMA MIA $800
Butler, Jill BHS Upgrade $925
Butler, Jill Project Lit 21-22 $250
Bedford Free Public Library "Drum to the Beat in Bedford" $650
Bedford High School Art, Math & Probability $289
Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc. 86th Regional Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft $100
Epple, George Silver-Ebony-Ivory Trio Concert at Bedford CoA $400
Kammerwerke, Inc. Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet Series Sponsorship $900
Bedford Center for the Arts, Inc. BCA 2021-2022 Program Series $250
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $250
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $130
The Bedford Citizen, Inc. Arts and Culture Reporter for The Bedford Citizen $1,000
Bedford Community Access Television, Inc. Voice Over $800

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