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Dartmouth Cultural Council

Dartmouth Cultural Council (DCC) funds programs that promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the Arts, Humanities and Interpretive Sciences to improve the quality of life for Dartmouth residents. DCC strives to fund a wide variety of programs that serve all residents from toddlers to senior citizens. DCC ensures that Dartmouth’s share of Massachusetts Cultural Council funds are administered fairly and in the best interests of the community.


Jim Sears

25 Gaffney Road
Dartmouth, MA 02748-1008

Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

The Dartmouth Cultural Council welcomes diverse applications for creative projects in the broad fields of arts, humanities and sciences* that significantly benefit all Dartmouth residents, including programs benefiting school-age children and the elderly.

The Council encourages projects that address underserved communities including BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) communities, individuals with disabilities, and low-income communities.

*refer to the “Local Cultural Council – Program Guidelines” for definitions of arts, humanities and sciences as they apply to the DCC application process.

FY24 Local Guidelines

The Council will use the following guidelines in reviewing applications:
• Projects taking place in Dartmouth’s neighboring towns will be considered, however applicants are requested to estimate the number of Dartmouth residents to be served by the project.
• Applicants must include a letter or other signed form of confirmation from your venue, local sponsor or host organization verifying the location of your project or performance.
• The Council encourages applicants to solicit additional funds and usually does not fund the same applicant for more than three (3) consecutive years. The Council will consider funding applicants beyond the third year if their proposal demonstrates growth, innovation or a new initiative.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bates III, Davis R. Two Library Summer Reading Performances $575
Chace, Karen A. Carving Out Your Story $300
Co-Creative Center, Inc. Co Creative Sessions $1,000
Dartmouth Cultural Center, Inc. Art Exhibitions $1,380
Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust, Inc. Trail Crew Tools $700
Edgecomb, Diane Interactive Summer Reading Performance for Families $600
Evans, Midori Artists Share! $1,000
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $280
New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc. Go, Go, Go! New Bedford Festival Theatre's Summer Academy 2023 $1,000
New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc. Helping Dartmouth Students “Ease On Down the Road” to New Bedford Festival Theatre’s The Wiz: Funding Transportation Costs for a Student Matinee Opportunity $750
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. Histories and Mysteries: Local Fishing History and Global Fishing Mythology $500
New Bedford Museum and Art Center, Inc. On the Road to Creativity at YOUR Library! $750
Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whales Today and History on the Hill Programs $800
Paskamansett Bird Club Paskamansett Bird Club's 60th Anniversary Family Day $500
Practice Best Practice, Inc. Practice Best Practice Workshops $600
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, Inc. Shakespeare in New Bedford 2023 - The Tempest $1,000
Seaglass Theater Company, Inc. The Tragedy of Carmen $500
Soule Homestead Education Center Music at Soule Homestead $500
South Coast Artists, Inc. South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour 2023 $1,000
South Coast Children's Chorus Spreading Joy Through Singing $700
SouthCoast Children's Theatre, Inc. SCCT Presents The Addams Family Musical $1,000
The Art Drive The Art Drive 2023 $1,000
The Greater New Bedford Choral Society, Inc. Greater New Bedford Choral Society's 2022-23 Season $1,200
Tri-County Music Association, Inc. Complimentary Senior Tickets $200
Your Theatre, Inc. 11th Annual New Bedford JazzFest $1,300

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 8, 2023 at 12:01 AM UTC
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