Hanover Cultural Council
The Hanover Cultural Council is comprised of residents who are interested in supporting and promoting arts, humanities and sciences in Hanover. We have funded many projects in the community that span all age groups including events at the Hanover Council on Aging, Artists in residence in the Hanover Schools, Harbor Choral Arts Society concerts, special projects from the Hanover Diversity Committee and many more. We also run the annual town celebration called “Hanover Day” each year in June which showcases the talents and activities in our community. In 2016, we added our first juried art exhibit at the John Curtis Library. This was an exceptional display of local artists work in all media. Over the years we have also sponsored other events such as our annual “Kite Day” festival in partnership with the Friends of the John Curtis Library. We are always looking for ways to do outreach in our town in support of the arts, sciences & humanities.
Christopher Haraden, Chair
Hanover Town Hall
550 Hanover Street
Hanover, MA 02339-2207
FY24 Local Priorities
Our goal is to serve as many residents of Hanover as possible, and to ensure that the beneficiaries of grant programs are of all ages. In order to do this our priorities will be to fund grants that have programs that take place in Hanover. If they are programs that take place outside of Hanover, we will look to see what the impact of the program is on Hanover residents. We will also give priority to grant applicants who have already arranged a venue for their performance or program.
If you need assistance in contacting local groups, schools or organizations to find a venue for your program, please contact Chris Haraden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FY24 Local Guidelines
Massachusetts-based individuals, artists, nonprofit community groups, cultural institutions and schools with a cultural project that has a public benefit component may apply for funding.
The deadline to submit applications is October 17.
Programs must be specifically described with the names, artist fees, qualifications of the individual(s) leading the activity, letters of support from facility to be use and collaborators.
Applicants must use physically accessible facilities whenever possible.
Approximately two months after the October 17 deadline, the Hanover Cultural Council will inform applicants of approval/disapproval decisions. Applicants have one year from the date of final approval to complete their project and apply for reimbursement. Extensions may be requested in writing but are not automatically granted.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Bates III, Davis R.
||Raising Our Voices: A Summer Reading Performance
||Center Elementary School
||Elementary Art Shows
||Fuller Craft Museum, Inc.
||Craft for Kids
||Hanover Council on Aging
||Art Program for All
||Hanover Historical Society
||Hanover Mall Memories
||Hanover Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement
||Free Community Programming (ex. Concerts)
||Hanover Unity Council
||Entertainment for Hanover Day - Inclusion of Historically Underrepresented Culture(s)
||John Curtis Free Library
||Plimoth Patuxet Library Museum Pass
||John Curtis Free Library
||Institute of Contemporary Art Library Museum Pass
||North and South Rivers Watershed Association, Inc.
||WaterWatch Talks and Walks
||South Shore Art Center, Inc.
||The Inspired I
||South Shore Children's Chorus, Corp.
||SSCC '22/'23 Season
||South Shore Conservatory of Music, Inc.
||Drumming at Hanover Council on Aging
||South Shore Vocational Technical High School
||South Shore Tech Drama Club
||Talking Information Center, Inc.
||TIC Live Radio Theater
||The James Library & Center for Arts Charitable Trust
||Actor JT Turner Portrays Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
||Walnut Hill Garden Club
||Hanover Traffic Islands
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