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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

FY23 Allocation


FY23 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.

FY23 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

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc. Young People's Concert 2022: Gravity in Space and Sound $1,250
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $250
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $450
New Bedford Museum and Art Center, Inc. Teen Artist Internship Program (TAIP) $750
Cope, Jr., Edward L. Reading is Magic $450
Edgecomb, Diane “Trail Mix” a Summer Reading Event $450
Co-Creative Center, Inc. Co Creative Session $500
Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whales Today and History on the Hill Programs $800
Robitaille, James J. Jim Robitaille Group $500
Practice Best Practice Practice Best Practice Workshops $500
SUPERFLAT New Bedford, Inc. Hummingbird Project $500
Tri-County Music Association, Inc. Complimentary Senior Tickets $200
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. Fishboats: Art of the Commercial Fishing Industry $500
SouthCoast Children's Theatre, Inc. Disney's Frozen $300
SouthCoast Children's Theatre, Inc. SouthCoast Children's Theatre presents James and the Giant Peach $700
Dartmouth Cultural Center, Inc. Banners, Brochures , 3rd Annual Wet Paint Padanaram Plein Air $700
South Coast Artists, Inc. South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour $750
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, Inc. Shakespeare in NB 2022 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream $1,000
Your Theatre, Inc. 10th Annual New Bedford JazzFest $1,000
Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. 25th Annual New Bedford Folk Festival $1,000
New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc. New Bedford Festival Theatre Summer Academy 2022 $750
The Art Drive The Art Drive 2022 $750
Baptiste, Brooke Reggae On West Beach $1,250
South Coast Children's Chorus Music Connects Us - One South Coast $700

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