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MCC Funding Criteria

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.

Contact

Alice Kociemba
falmouthcultural@gmail.com
508-548-7611

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

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation

$8,400

FY24 Local Priorities

The Falmouth Cultural Council prioritizes funding of applications from Falmouth individuals and organizations; events that take place in all the villages of Falmouth and benefit the Falmouth community. The Council establishes its funding priorities annually.

In addition to state funding and eligibility requirements, the Falmouth Cultural Council will use the following review criteria to evaluate how well the FY24 applications meets local priorities:
• Whether the project or program is free or low-cost (defined as $5 – $25 per person or family, children free)
• Whether the project or applicant is new to this grant program.
• Whether the project or program addresses the diverse cultural needs of Falmouth’s underserved populations or supports diverse forms of cultural activities
• Whether the project or program shows the presence of community support, collaboration, and involvement
• Whether the project or program demonstrates planning that includes prior approval of a named venue

FY24 Local Guidelines

All projects are welcome. However, based on preferences expressed in response to the community survey, the Falmouth Cultural Council encourages applications in the following areas:
• Community-wide fairs and festivals
• Children’s and school programs
• Concerts and dance performances
• Theater, comedy, spoken word, and storytelling
• Projects celebrating local history
• Projects celebrating cultural diversity
• Library programs and events
• Fine and applied art classes, exhibits and receptions
• Science and nature educational projects and events
• Projects serving underserved populations.

The Falmouth Cultural Council encouraged projects that serve and include underserved populations. Respondents to the community survey identified underserved populations such as low-income persons; BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color); people with disabilities; LGBTQ+; non-English-speaking community members; families and children; teens; seniors; and single adults.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
ArtsFalmouth, Inc. Jazz Stroll 2023 $1,200
Baptista, Candida Rose KabuMerikanus - The Sum of US: Exploring the Cabo Verde/United States Musical Connection and Legacy $1,000
Bates III, Davis R. Sea Songs and Stories: A Cape Cod Summer Celebration $500
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Inc. 2024 Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Concerts in Falmouth $750
Children's Discovery Museum of Cape Cod, Inc. Ocean Day Event with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute $1,000
College Light Opera Company, Inc. 2024 High School Internship Program $1,000
Dworkin, Motoko Tales & Origami for Teens $600
Falmouth Artists Guild, Inc. Art for Tween & Teens $1,000
Falmouth Chamber Players, Inc. Falmouth Chamber Players Spring Concert $850
Falmouth High School Ceramics Program ressing Botanicals; recording native, invasive and cultivated plants $1,000
Good Grief Cape Cod Good Grief Real Talk and Lending Library $1,000
Linking Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Knowledge, Inc. A Wampanoag Cultural Experience: Kids Teaching Kids $1,000
Lockwood, Katherine The Power Of Perspective - OUCH! OOPS! OH NO! $1,000
Loida, Julian Cape Symphony Presents: Kabu Jazz ft. Candida Rose $1,000
Loida, Julian Dance Vibrations: A Synesthetic Experience $1,000
Shea, Michael Songs and Stories of the American Folk Revival for Seniors $600
Smrcina, Anne Local Marine Life in Art and Science $250
Smrcina, Anne Wonderful Whales -- whales in stories, art, and science $500
Song Keepers, LTD The THUNDERCHILD Street Show $500
The Arts & Justice Collective The Arts & Justice Festival 2024 $500
The Awareness Project, Inc. Mindfulness & Artmaking for Older Adults $450
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Inc. Rise & Shine Program $400
West Falmouth Library, Inc. Eco Magic $400
Westwater Weekes, Naomi The Reclamation Project: Honoring the Voices of People of Color in Folk Music $1,000
Wilson, Mary Puppets, Paul & Mary Show $500


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