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Billerica Cultural Council

What is the Billerica Cultural Council and its purpose?

We are a group of interested residents whose purpose is to support community-based projects and activities in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to benefit the residents of Billerica. We are appointed by the Board of Selectmen to dispense public funding allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. We are responsible for informing the public about the availability of public funding for cultural projects and for reviewing and approving applications. The budget of the MCC is determined annually by the state Legislature.

Contact

Christine Donoghue
culturalcouncil@town.billerica.ma.us
978-671-0924
https://www.town.billerica.ma.us/894/Cultural-Council

Address
Town Hall
365 Boston Road
Billerica, MA 01821-1868

FY22 Allocation

$21,500

FY22 Local Priorities

The state’s review criteria are:

1. Support for the arts, humanities, and/or interpretive sciences
2. Public benefit
3. No substitution
4. Non-discrimination

In addition to the above state criteria, Billerica Cultural Council’s review criteria are:

– Priority will be given to grant applications that benefit the residents of the Town of Billerica.

– Priority will be given to grant applications that have a definitive plan or timeline.

– The Billerica Cultural Council encourages collaboration with local partners or organizations.

– Funding will be prioritized for artist fees directly related to the project, salaries or wages directly related to the project, space rental, marketing or promotional expenses directly related to the project, project supplies and materials including performance or other production costs, project-related curriculum materials.

– The Billerica Cultural Council encourages diversity and variety in program offerings. We encourage multi-generational, multi-cultural, and/or multi-modal projects.

FY22 Local Guidelines

What is the Billerica (Art) Cultural Council and its purpose?

We are a group of interested residents whose purpose is to support community-based projects and activities in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to benefit the residents of Billerica. We are appointed by the Board of Selectmen to dispense public funding allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. We are responsible for informing the public about the availability of public funding for cultural projects and for reviewing and approving applications. The budget of the MCC is determined annually by the state Legislature.

Grant forms and guideline information for the 2021 grant cycle can be found online at the Massachusetts Cultural Council website: Big Yellow School Bus program). Please view Field Trip Grant & scholarship, No Substitution and Non-discrimination information on the MCC website.

Proposals are evaluated by several considerations: benefit to the Billerica community (including projects that may benefit segments traditionally underserved by cultural activities); creativity and innovation, quality of the activity, evidence of planning, qualifications of the individual(s) who will lead the activity, track record of the sponsoring group and clarity of proposal. School-related proposals must be for enrichment activities and not for programs, supplies, or salaries that should be part of the school budget.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

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