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Concord Cultural Council

The Concord Cultural Council is a non-profit organization appointed by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Concord. The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) (www.massculturalcouncil.org) is the governing organization from which funds are derived and its mission 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.

Contact

Betsy Levinson
ConcordCulturalCouncil@gmail.com
978-318-3100

Address
Town House
22 Monument Square
Concord, MA 01742-1865

Application Information

FY23 Allocation

$7,200

FY23 Local Priorities

All applications and supplemental materials must be submitted online. No paper applications will be accepted.

Programs in music, dance, visual arts, poetry, literature, drama, the humanities and scientific interpretation for all age groups will be considered. Capital expenditures will be considered. Applications for programs that are normally funded by the town budget will not be considered. An applicant who has been funded for 3 successive years will have lower priority in the 4th year.

Priority is given to applicants who live or work in in Concord and who offer programs and presentations that specifically benefit a wide range of audiences in the Concord community.

We encourage applications for programs in the surrounding area if they would benefit Concord residents as well as other communities.

Priority is given to programs that have a proven track record or expectation of attracting or benefiting a large number of participants.

Level of Support: The Council does not fully fund any project. To demonstrate that your project is not dependent solely on Concord funding, you must specify other sources of financial support in the budget section of the application. All requests for full funding will be denied.

For examples of the range of programs that have received grants in previous years, please visit the Town of Concord website’s Local Cultural Council page under Boards and Committees.

FY23 Local Guidelines

The Concord Cultural Council supports community cultural projects through its two grant programs:

1). The Council awards grants to local organizations that adhere to the Massachusetts Cultural Council guidelines as well as the local Concord Cultural Council guidelines. Local and regional artists and arts organizations are eligible to apply for grants. The Council places priority on new initiatives and gives preference to artists and events that benefit Concord.

2). The Council awards Field Trip Grants to school groups as ticket subsidies to attend cultural events.

All applications for grants from the Concord Cultural Council must meet the following guidelines:

Applications will be accepted ONLINE ONLY. The online form is available at (https://massculturalcouncil.smartsimple.com). Supplemental materials should also be submitted through the online application. Please note that no paper applications will be accepted.

Level of Support: Applicants may apply for partial funding only and must demonstrate other sources of support.

Local Priority: Preference is given to applicants who live or work in Concord, and who offer programs and presentations that specifically benefit a wide range of audiences in the Concord community.

Handicap Accessibility: Activities must take place in a handicap accessible facility.

Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a record of engagement in the type of activity for which funds are requested.

Program Eligibility: Programs in music, dance, visual arts, poetry, literature, drama, the humanities and scientific interpretation for all age groups will be considered. Capital expenditures will be considered. Applications for programs that are normally funded by the town budget will not be considered.

Repeat Applicants: An applicant who is funded three successive years will have lower priority in the fourth year.

Project modifications: After the grants are awarded, programs may only be modified after the Council’s review.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Acton Community Chorus, Inc. Snow Angel $400
Art for All, Inc. Arts and Crafts Club $500
Be Well Be Here, Inc. Concord Young Writers Award $800
Canty, Caitlin I want to leave my body, but I want to take my body with me when I go $500
Carlisle Chamber Orchestra Winter concert featuring George Lopez, pianist $300
Charles River Sinfonietta, Inc. Chamber Music Concerts for Concord Cable TV and other Cable TV and help support live performances in Northborough Applefest, BSMF and Millis Library. $300
Clear Path for Veterans New England, Inc. Tai Chi for Veterans $400
Concord Prison Outreach, Inc. 21st Century America: Reemergence of Hate Crimes $750
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $400
Dracut Performing Arts Series, Inc. Dracut Arts 2023 Season $200
Emerson Umbrella, Inc. Arts & Environment: Free Drop-in Family Days $400
Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc. 87th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft $250
Gaining Ground, Inc. Poetry on the Farm $300
Groton Hill Music, Inc. Bach’s Lunch Concert Series $400
Kammerwerke, Inc. Chair Sponsorship $400
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Chair Dance to Seniors! $380
Minute Man National Park Association, Inc. Friends of Minute Man Winter Lecture: "Minutemen Revisited: Rethinking Concord’s Role in the Revolution. A Conversation with Robert Gross" $500
Morales, Marilyn Always Remember - Showcase from the world premiere $200
Nashoba Valley Chorale Wake Up, My Spirit $450
Open Door Theatre of Acton, Inc. The SpongeBob Musical $350
Peet, Yin 2023 CAI Stone Carving Symposium $400
Sevenars Concerts, Inc. Sevenars 55th Anniversary Season $400
Smith, Patrick Afternoon of Brass #2 $400
The Concord Chorus, Inc. Spring Concert $500
The Concord Conservatory of Music 2022 – 2023 CCM Concert & Lecture Series $700
The Concord Orchestra, Inc. 2022-2023 Season and Music Director Search $500
The Concord Women's Chorus, Inc. Grown Wild $500
The Rivers School Conservatory Rivers Symphony Orchestra 2022-23 Season $400
The Rotary Club of Concord Massachusetts, Inc. Rotary Music Festival (Tagline, Rockin' for the Children) $252
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc. Visual Arts Therapy $400

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on January 31, 2023 at 07:27 PM UTC
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