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Fall River Cultural Council

2024 Grant cycle

Applications are available September 1, 2023. The deadline is October 17, 2023.

Projects must take place between December 1, 2023 and December 31, 2024.

The Fall River Cultural Council will hold our annual community input meeting and grant workshop on Tuesday, 9/12/2023 at 6:30PM in the Meeting Room of the Main Branch of the Public Library (Elm Street door).

Only on line applications will be accepted. Please remember to follow all MCC and FRCC guidelines, procedures, and priorities.

Reimbursement procedure!!
1 Reimbursement forms at:
2 If you have not applied before please include a completed W-9 or your organizations tax exempt form.
3 Please EMAIL a completed signed reimbursement form in PDF Format to:


Debbie Pelletier

1 Government Center
Fall River, MA 02722-7700

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

2024 Council Priorities

LCC Grants:

1. Projects must take place between December 1, 2023 and December 31, 2024
2. All performances by professional artists, humanists and cultural organizations must take place in the City of Fall River or reflect a collaborative partnership within the Greater Fall River Area, with a significant benefit to the citizens of Fall River. Preference will be given to Fall River based artists, humanists and cultural organizations.

3. Individual artists and humanists who reside or work in Fall River may undertake either a systematic activity leading to the enhancement of their skills or a specific project in their discipline. For these purposes, stipends up to $2,000.00 for local artists will be considered. The FRCC is particularly interested in projects that will enhance visibility of art and culture in the Fall River Community. Large scale projects of this nature may exceed the typical $2,000 limit for local artists. Artists are required to submit specific dimensions of their artistic work, a complete list of supplies and costs of materials, and the location of their project to be approved by the Fall River Cultural Council. This project must be made available to the FRCC for viewing. Artists are also required to display their work in a public venue within the City of Fall River.
4. Professional artists of high caliber may be brought to the city as guest artists or artists in residence in order to broaden appreciation for the arts by the local population.

5. Collaborative efforts among cultural organizations and artists with broad community involvement are encouraged.
6. Cultural organizations may request funds for a capital expenditure to insure their continued vitality. Such special needs shall be of a non-recurring nature, and must have matching funds
7. All applicants who are proposing programs in the Fall River School System (except Cultural Field Trips) must first receive written approval from the Director of Fine Arts of the Fall River School Department. If the Council does not receive written approval by the application deadline, the application will not be reviewed.

8. The venue and dates for the project must be clearly stated. A written confirmation from the collaborating artist/s and/or organization/s must be attached.

9. For stipend applications that involve an “end product” or “work,” the FRCC will have access to the end product/work for a period of one year.

10. A one (1) page detailed budget of the proposed project should include: material expenses, tuition, rental, printing costs, and anticipated revenues, etc. If this project is art for a public site, assign value to the work and detail framing or installation costs.

11. First time applicants (Only): Should describe their relevant experience as it pertains to their project.


1. Events must take place outside of the school setting.
2. Only schools located in Fall River may apply.
3. The venue, program, and date must be clearly stated. (The only change allowed is a change in date due to snow days or mandatory state testing.).

4. The FRCC will award up to a maximum of $15.00 of the admission price.

5. The FRCC will fund only ONE (1) field trip application for one grade level per school. Exception: small schools may combine different grade levels to fill a maximum of ONE (1) bus

6. The Fall River Cultural Council does NOT pay for transportation costs or chaperone tickets.

FY24 Local Guidelines

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How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Almeida, Mark Awasos Circle $2,000
Boucher, Charles R. Fractured Ambition: Post Cubist Figure Stories $2,000
Cambodian Community of Fall River, Inc. Mass Apsara Dance Project Series for Community Education $3,500
Cannizzaro, Peter Popcorn! solo circus show @ the Fall River Public Library $700
Children's Museum of Greater Fall River, Inc. Murals to Inspire a Love of Learning $7,000
Cope, Jr., Edward L. Dragon Balloon Twisting $450
Craftyish Shop Craftyish Shop's New Location / Construction Costs $5,000
Creative Arts Network, Inc. History Loves Company "The Five Senses of Art & Culture" $1,500
Enloe, Stephanie Free Children's Workshops $1,500
Fall River Arts and Culture Coalition FRACC Community Events $7,000
Fall River Historical Society Fall River Then and Now $4,460
Fall River Public Library Foundation, Inc. Get Started Painting! $600
Fall River Public Schools Durfee Fashion/Lavoie Design Collab $2,000
Fall River Public Schools Watson's Eagle- Historic Mural $6,000
Fazio, Rhonda M Dyeing to Wear It: Creating Community through Color $600
Friends of the Fall River Public Library, Inc. Community Creations $1,800
Furze, Cheryl Music from the British Isles $1,550
Gnome, Inc. Community Happiness and Ocean Culture $6,000
Greater Fall River Art Association, Inc. Arts Programming for the year 2023 $7,500
Greater Fall River Symphony Society, Inc. Greater Fall River Symphony Orchestra 2022-2023 season $8,000
Kelly, Kaye SheGrooves; Using Our Voices for Positive Change $1,800
Lafayette-Durfee Historical Foundation, Inc. 18th Century Living History Program $4,000
Little Theatre of Fall River, Inc. "Guys and Dolls" Romantic Comedy Musical Live Theater $6,000
Lovegrove, Jr., Vincent W. "Bubbles in the Parks 2023" $2,500
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $500
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic $580
Maichack, Gregory The Rose: Find Your Voice with Pastel Painting $630
Marquee Theatre Productions, Inc. Peter Pan Broadway's Timeless Musical $8,000
Marquee Theatre Productions, Inc. Seussical the Musical TYA $2,500
Mastery School of Independent Learning Music Education $449
Means, Pamela Pamela Means presents The Power of The Protest Song: Our Shared History and Present Day $975
Mello, David Here There Be Dragons $2,000
Narrows Center for the Arts, Inc. Summer Evenings in the Park $5,000
New Bedford Museum and Art Center, Inc. On the Road to Creativity $850
Noverca-Viveiros, Vania Marie Above, Below and Beyond (The Ocean ) $2,000
Old Colony Historical Society Passport to History 2023 $200
Oliveira, Sheila Remembering Lincoln Park & The Carousel $2,000
On Stage Theatrical Productions, Inc. Outdoor Performance Series- May- October 2023 $6,500
Regan, John M. The Bremen Town Musicians at Fall River Public Library $530
Ritornello Music Stories of Resilience: Women Composers of the Baroque $1,500
Saint Cecilia Philharmonic Band Holy Ghost Processions and Feast $2,000
South Coast Community Chorale The Magic of Mozart: A 2-Part Series $6,000
The Colonial Navy of Massachusetts Parades and Patriotic Honors $2,400
The Philosophy of the Eight Guided Paths Spiritual Guidance Center Charitable Trust Fourth Annual Celebration of Imbolc/Candlemas $2,515
Theatre Rats, Inc. Descendants $2,900
Thomas Chew Memorial Boys & Girls Club Arts Program $5,000
Thrillah In The Rivah Thrillah In The Rivah 2023 $1,200
Towne House Clubhouse Reflections of Beautiful Minds $3,000
Viva Fall River 2023 Fall River Farmers & Artisans Market $4,000
Zammarchi, Robert Elijah T. Grasshopper's Rainbow Dance Party! $900
Zuzanski, Jacek Puppet Show Three Little Pigs and Workshop $365

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