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Dover Cultural Council

The DCC annually awards grants that bring cultural enrichment to Dover residents through performances, exhibits, education programs, and demonstrations. These grants are intended to enhance the quality of life and contribute to the cultural vitality of Dover.

PO Box 250
Dover, MA 02030-0250

Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

To be eligible for funding, programs must:
(1) take place in Dover;
(2) target a Dover audience;
(3) have demonstrated support from the Dover Community (e.g. a Dover sponsor);
(4) take place during the Council’s current fiscal year (January 1 – December 31 of the applicable grant cycle)

Priority will be given to programs that:
• have a track record to which the Council can refer in evaluating the program
• comprehensive planning and marketing strategy
• have secured a date and venue for program events
• are educational and/or are of cultural significance
• impact a significant or large part of the Dover community
• have a financial need or no alternative source of funding
• are original and/or new to the Dover community (e.g. not a repeat program)

FY24 Local Guidelines

Funding Guidelines
Grant funds must be used within 12 months of the date of the grant approval notification letter.
The Council will not provide funding for capital expenditures or serve as an ongoing source of program funding.
The Dover Cultural Council is authorized to develop additional criteria and may give different weight to its criteria in order to reflect local concerns and community cultural needs.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bates III, Davis R. Raising Our Voices: A Library Summer Reading Performance $500
Cope, Jr., Edward L. Pirate Party $450
Dover Historical Society, Inc. Horticultural Habitat Identification, the Sawin Triangle $600
Dover Mother's Association, Inc. Mind & Body Dover $700
Dover Parks & Recreation SaturPLAY in May $1,000
Dover Public Schools Scott Tarulli - Guest Musician $250
Dover-Sherborn Public Schools Dover Sherborn READS $500
Dover-Sherborn Regional Junior High School Hip Hop Song Composition Guest Artist Workshop Series $500
Fullerton, Sean Acoustic Memories $250
Kumar, Sushil Dover Diwali Event $900
Means, Pamela Pamela Means presents The Power of The Protest Song: Our Shared History and Present Day $900
Newmarker, Robert Not So Spooky Trunk or Treat $500
Rehearsal for Life, Inc. Rehearsal for Life's Freelance Players $350
The Dover Foundation, Inc. The musical  "Hello Dolly" $903

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