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Falmouth Cultural Council

Council information

The Massachusetts Cultural Council allocates money each year to local cultural councils (LCCs) to
support programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. The purpose of the LCC program is
to support public programs that promote excellence, education, diversity, and inclusion in the arts,
humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life in communities across the Commonwealth. Local
decision-making is an integral element of this system. Local Cultural Councils have the right and
responsibility to award grants that address cultural needs specific to their communities.

The Falmouth Cultural Council publicizes and promotes the grant program and provides information to
individuals and organizations interested in applying for grants; reviews grant applications submitted to
the MCC website; determines which applications will be funded and at what level; and supervises the
distribution of grants.

MCC Funding Criteria

The terms arts, humanities, and science are defined by the MCC on page 6 of its Local Cultural Council
Guidelines:

Arts refer to the creation of work in the crafts and performing, visual, media, folk, design, literary, and
inter-disciplinary arts. In addition, they also include the presentation, preservation of, and education
about works in these disciplines.

Humanities are types of learning that deal with human values and aspirations, human thought and
culture, language, and creativity. Examples include, but are not limited to, history, social studies,
philosophy, criticism, and literature.

Science is limited to its cultural, interpretive, and educational expression and refers to types of
learning that deal with nature, science, and technology in ways that explain how they relate to people’s
lives. Some organizations that conduct this type of activity include aquariums, botanical gardens, nature
centers, natural history museums, planetariums, and science centers.

The MCC requires that projects have a public benefit: Activities must contribute to the cultural vitality of
the community rather than benefiting any private individual or group. Whenever possible, activities
funded by Local Cultural Councils should be available to the public or community by exhibit,
performance, demonstration, reading, or other means, whether in-person or via virtual and remote
programming.

The MCC also requires that projects not discriminate on the basis of age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, geographic origin, or immigration, military,
or socio-economic status. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that persons with
disabilities have access to public programs or services on an equal basis with the rest of the public.

Falmouth Cultural Council Funding Priorities

Based on the results of a community survey conducted in August 2021, the Falmouth Cultural Council is
encouraging projects that are community-wide, such as festivals, concerts, and plays; provide operating
funds for local arts and cultural organizations; nature, science, and environmental education projects;
projects celebrating local history; projects celebrating cultural diversity; educational events; restoration
and preservation projects; and projects serving underserved populations. Other projects are also
welcome.

The Falmouth Cultural Council encourages projects that serve and include underserved populations.
Respondents to the community survey identified underserved populations as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous,
and People of Color); low-income people; and people with disabilities.

The Falmouth Cultural Council encourages projects that provide support to individuals and
organizations affected by the COVID pandemic in terms of lost revenues, canceled events, decreased
ticket sales, reduced funding, assistance in applying for funding and organizational support, etc. Survey
respondents were concerned about the financial effects of the COVID pandemic on individuals and
organizations involved in the arts and culture. Respondents identified the need for help in planning and
implementing in-person events, moving to virtual presentations and programs, and providing operating
support for organizations.

The Falmouth Cultural Council prioritizes funding of applications from Falmouth individuals and
organizations, events that take place in Falmouth or benefit the Falmouth Community; applications that
show community support and/or collaboration; and those that respond to the special circumstances
brought on by the COVID pandemic.

Local Application Process

Applicants are invited to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 7 PM to
learn more about Local Cultural Council funds and how to apply for them. This meeting will be
conducted online. For an invitation, email falmouthcultural@gmail.org.

Applications are available on the MCC website: https://massculturalcouncil.org/communities/local-
cultural-council-program/ Applications may be made for activities that take place July 2021 through
December 2022.

The deadline for submitting a grant application is October 15, 2021, after which the Falmouth Cultural
Council will meet to review the applications and determine awards. This is a direct grant program,
meaning applicants who are approved for funding will receive their award up front, rather than as a
reimbursement.

Contact

Marilyn J. Rowland
falmouthcultural@gmail.com
508-548-7611

Address
Town Hall
59 Town Hall Square
Falmouth, MA 02540-2761

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FY22 Allocation

$7,300

FY22 Local Priorities

Council information

The Massachusetts Cultural Council allocates money each year to local cultural councils (LCCs) to support programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. The purpose of the LCC program is to support public programs that promote excellence, education, diversity, and inclusion in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life in communities across the Commonwealth. Local decision-making is an integral element of this system. Local Cultural Councils have the right and responsibility to award grants that address cultural needs specific to their communities.

The Falmouth Cultural Council (FCC) publicizes and promotes the grant program and provides information to individuals and organizations interested in applying for grants; reviews grant applications submitted to the MCC website; determines which applications will be funded and at what level; and supervises the distribution of grants.

The Falmouth Cultural Council will receive $7300 from the MCC this year to fund projects and activities taking place from July 2021 through December 2022. Last year, the FCC received $6600 and supplemented it with its own funds to bring the total amount awarded under the program to $12,888. Grants were awarded to 19 applicants in amounts ranging from $150 to $750.
MCC Funding Criteria

The terms arts, humanities, and science are defined by the MCC on page 6 of its Local Cultural Council Guidelines:
? Arts refer to the creation of work in the crafts and performing, visual, media, folk, design, literary, and inter-disciplinary arts. In addition, they also include the presentation, preservation of, and education about works in these disciplines.
? Humanities are types of learning that deal with human values and aspirations, human thought and culture, language, and creativity. Examples include, but are not limited to, history, social studies, philosophy, criticism, and literature.
? Science is limited to its cultural, interpretive, and educational expression and refers to types of learning that deal with nature, science, and technology in ways that explain how they relate to people?s lives. Some organizations that conduct this type of activity include aquariums, botanical gardens, nature centers, natural history museums, planetariums, and science centers.

The MCC requires that projects have a public benefit: Activities must contribute to the cultural vitality of the community rather than benefiting any private individual or group. Whenever possible, activities funded by Local Cultural Councils should be available to the public or community by exhibit, performance, demonstration, reading, or other means, whether in-person or via virtual and remote programming.

The MCC also requires that projects not discriminate on the basis of age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, geographic origin, or immigration, military, or socio-economic status. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that persons with disabilities have access to public programs or services on an equal basis with the rest of the public.

FY22 Local Guidelines

Falmouth Cultural Council Funding Priorities

Based on the results of a community survey conducted in August 2021, the Falmouth Cultural Council is encouraging projects that are community-wide, such as festivals, concerts, and plays; provide operating funds for local arts and cultural organizations; nature, science, and environmental education projects; projects celebrating local history; projects celebrating cultural diversity; educational events; restoration and preservation projects; and projects serving underserved populations. Other projects are also welcome.

The Falmouth Cultural Council encourages projects that serve and include underserved populations. Respondents to the community survey identified underserved populations as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color); low-income people; and people with disabilities.

The Falmouth Cultural Council encourages projects that provide support to individuals and organizations affected by the COVID pandemic in terms of lost revenues, canceled events, decreased ticket sales, reduced funding, assistance in applying for funding and organizational support, etc. Public benefit considerations still apply to these types of grants. Survey respondents were concerned about the financial effects of the COVID pandemic on individuals and organizations involved in the arts and culture. Respondents identified the need for help in planning and implementing in-person events, moving to virtual presentations and programs, and providing operating support for organizations.

The Falmouth Cultural Council prioritizes funding of applications from Falmouth individuals and organizations, events that take place in Falmouth or benefit the Falmouth Community; applications that show community support and/or collaboration; and those that respond to the special circumstances brought on by the COVID pandemic.

Local Application Process

Applicants are invited to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 7 PM to learn more about Local Cultural Council funds and how to apply for them. This meeting will be conducted online. For an invitation, email falmouthcultural@gmail.org.

Applications are available on the MCC website: https://massculturalcouncil.org/communities/local-cultural-council-program/

The deadline for submitting a grant application is October 15, 2021, after which the Falmouth Cultural Council will meet to review the applications and determine awards. This is a direct grant program, meaning applicants who are approved for funding will receive their award up front, rather than as a reimbursement.

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