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Brockton Cultural Council

As the local funding arm of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, the Brockton Cultural Council works to grant resources equitably. We promote a vision of the world that honors a breadth/variety of perspectives makes for a richer and more productive cultural sector. The Brockton Cultural Council strives to support creative visions and visionaries with diverse, equitable, inclusive programming and grant making.
Our funding priorities are weighted toward locally-based organizations, groups and artists who have the most profound impact on Brockton and its citizens. Please see our
score sheet for grant applications. More information may be found
HERE

Contact us via email at: brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com.

(This email is checked weekly.)
FY23 GRANT APPLICATION deadline was October 19, 2022.

Click HERE to learn more about applying for a BCC grant.

Click HERE to sign up for the ONLINE INFO SESSION at 6pm on September 13.

Grant applications are due October 17, 2022.

Want to voice your opinion about our funding priorities? CLICK ON THE LINK TO OUR NEW COMMUNITY INPUT SURVEY! COMING SOON!

Upcoming meetings are December 3 at 9am and December 10 also at 9am
The Council usually meets via Zoom. All dates are be posted here and on the City Events Calendar
.

  • All meetings are open to the public. Should you wish to attend, please contact virginiabmahoney@gmail.com for the meeting link, or find it on the City Events Calendar.

    Check out our BCC FACEBOOK PAGE!

    Please contact the BCC via email at brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com. with your questions or requests for meeting minutes.
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    Any changes to currently funded projects must be requested in writing, via email or postal mail. We ask that you make your requests via email to: brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com.


    Grant recipients have one year from the date of their approval notification to request reimbursement. Grant recipients need the BCC’s written permission (email or hard copy) to make changes to their projects. At their discretion, the BCC can approve reasonable extensions and modifications for projects. The modification should not significantly alter the original purpose of the approved application. Project extensions and modifications must be requested in writing (email or hard copy) and responded to in the same manner. In order to review an extension or other modification to an approved grant the BCC will convene a quorum of Council members and vote. The BCC will inform the applicant of their decision in writing and ensure that the vote is reflected in the meeting minutes.”


    It is up to the council to determine what is reasonable and what constitutes a significant change to the original purpose of the approved program. The Mass Cultural Council does not limit the eligible window of time for extensions. It is at each council’s discretion.

    Should you wish further information, please contact us at: brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com.

    Download a W-9 form here

    Download a reimbursement form here

    Link to Credit and publicity kit

    Click here for a downloadable logo

Contact

Kathy Sirois, Chair
brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com
508-584-4178

Address
PO Box 999
120 Commercial Street
Brockton, MA 02302-9381

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation

$113,600

FY23 Local Priorities

The Brockton Cultural Council is committed to funding a diverse, equitable, and inclusive cross-section of projects that elevate the voices and experiences of historically-marginalized groups to highlight the current and historical diversity of Brockton.
Our support emphasizes collaborative projects and programs, including the ongoing work of individual artists and writers, environmental and historical education projects that bring together artists and organizations, local cultural groups and projects that create opportunities for artists and community members who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQX, refugee, immigrant, or person living with a disability. Projects may also include coalition building, research, leadership, and youth development.
Our funding priorities are weighted toward locally-based organizations, groups and artists who live or work in the city and have the most profound impact on all Brockton citizens. New projects and programs will also be given preference. As a rule, the Brockton Cultural Council does not provide funding for ongoing operating support. Please see our application score sheet for more information.

FY23 Local Guidelines

As the local funding arm of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state , the Brockton Cultural Council works to invest resources equitably. We promote a vision of the world that honors a breadth/variety of perspectives makes for a richer and more productive cultural sector. The Brockton Cultural Council strives to support creative visions and visionaries with diverse, equitable, inclusive programming and grant making.
Our funding priorities are weighted toward locally-based organizations, groups and artists who have the most profound impact on Brockton and its citizens. Please see our score sheet for grant applications.
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Brockton Cultural Council Local Guidelines

Effective FY2023 beginning with projects executed between September 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023.

These guidelines have changed since the last grant cycle.
I. Program Purpose
The purpose of the Brockton Cultural Council (BCC) is to promote and maintain the vitality of cultural activities within the Brockton community. The Council is committed to funding a diverse, equitable, and inclusive cross-section of projects that elevate the voices and experiences of historically-marginalized groups to highlight the current and historical diversity of Brockton.
Our support emphasizes collaborative projects and programs, including but not limited to the ongoing work of individual artists and writers, environmental and historical education projects that bring together artists and organizations, local cultural groups and projects that create opportunities for artists and community members who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQX, refugee, immigrant, or person living with a disability. Projects may include coalition building, research, leadership, and youth development.
II. Eligibility Requirements
Projects should have a Brockton sponsor and/or substantial community support. Priority will be given to projects that have demonstrated tangible benefits to all Brockton citizens. BCC gives funding preference to local artists and groups who live or work in the city. New projects and programs will also be given preference. As a rule, the Brockton Cultural Council does not provide funding for ongoing operating support.
Applicants can be considered as one or more of the following: A) arts, humanities or interpretive science organizations; B) individuals including artists, science educators, historians, musicians, writers or other humanists, parents, community members, etc.; C) community organizations including but not limited to schools, social service organizations, civic groups, neighborhood centers, youth, senior and family associations.
III. Areas of Consideration
There are five major areas considered by council members in evaluating each grant application:
Quality of Project
Inclusiveness, diversity, equity, and community and public Benefit
Planning
Collaborative/New Projects
Budget/Marketing/Funding Support
(Detailed descriptions of these categories can be found on our score sheet.)
IV. Field Trips
Up to twenty percent (20%) of total available grants funds will be set aside for the purchase of tickets only for cultural field trips for children (pre K-12) in public, private and parochial schools, as well as those in special needs, or after-school programs. Activities, which include performances, educational tours or exhibits and museum visits, must take place outside of the school setting. Applicants MUST include date, time, location and name of performance or program to be attended on the application. We do not generally fund transportation for field trips. Please note: The MCC’s Big Yellow School Bus program is paused for fy23.
V. Application Process
Completed applications must be submitted online no later than the October 17th deadline stipulated by the MCC. Applications are available as of September 1, 2022.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

A grant list will be published here after January 17, 2023 and once the Local Cultural Council has finalized their decisions.

Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines


Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 5, 2022 at 04:30 AM UTC
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