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Lynn Cultural Council

2022 GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 17, 2022. Grant applications must be submitted online!

Beginning this year (2018/2019) Grants will be paid in advance instead of on a reimbursement basis. Once a grant is approved the grantee must submit a Grant Acceptance form. At that time the grant will be processed and paid. When the program is complete the grantee must submit a Final Report within two weeks,

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Contact

Sunil Gulab, Administrator
lynnculturalcouncil@gmail.com
978-968-4972

Address
c/o Lynn Museum
590 Washington Street
Lynn, MA 01901-1406

FY22 Allocation

$85,200

FY22 Local Priorities

Please read this section carefully before applying to the Lynn Cultural Council. Our local requirements are as follows:

1. Projects must have clearly articulated goals, activities, and budgets.

2. Projects must occur during the calendar year (January – December) following the October application deadline.

3. Projects must have a confirmed venue. A letter from the venue confirming your project must be uploaded as an attachment to your online application.

4. LCC grant funding MUST NOT be the only means of support for your project. Because funds are limited, your event should be able to proceed with only partial funding from the Lynn Cultural Council.

5. The budget figures you provide in the online application should show the TOTAL project cost, not just the partial cost you are asking LCC to cover.

6. Priority will be given to Lynn-based artists, performers, makers, and organizations.

7. Grant funds cannot be used for transportation or refreshments.

8. LCC applications are judged separately then weighed against the merits of other programs with consideration given to criteria such as clear program planning, performer’s qualifications, community benefit, and clear budget.

9. Use of funds: All funds granted by the LCC are good for 1 year from the date of the grant approval letter and not transferable to other programs or venues. Funds are to be used as described in your original grant application. Any extension or change in program or venue must be received and approved in writing or email by the Lynn Cultural Council.

10. Applicants’ scoring may be impacted if they are prior LCC grantees that have not
1. fulfilled MCC/LCC crediting requirements or
2. submitted grant reimbursements in prior years.

11. Lynn Cultural Council provides Direct Grants. Grants will be paid in advance instead of on a reimbursement basis. Once a grant is approved the grantee must submit a Grant Acceptance form. At that time the grant will be processed and paid. When the program is complete the grantee must submit a Final Report within two weeks. Forms should be emailed to: lynnculturalcouncil@gmail.com.

FY22 Local Guidelines

1. FIELDS OF INTEREST

Lynn Cultural Council (LCC) funding will support programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences solely for the benefit of Lynn, MA residents. This definition includes the study, pursuit, performance, exhibition, and appreciation of cultural activities in the broadest sense. Both project grants and school field trip grants are available in these fields. The MA Cultural Council defines each field as follows:

*Arts: The creation of work in the crafts and performing, visual, media, folk, design, literary, and interdisciplinary arts. They also include the presentation and preservation of, and education about, works in these disciplines.

*Humanities: 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.

*Interpretive sciences: 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.

2. PUBLIC BENEFIT

LCC-funded activities must contribute to Lynn’s cultural vitality as a whole, rather than benefiting any private individual or group. However, this does not mean that a large crowd of people needs to participate in order to satisfy the public benefit requirement. For example, an artist working with a small group of teens is a valid public benefit. Whenever possible, activities funded by the LCC should be available to the general public by exhibit, performance, demonstration, reading, or other means.

3. GRANT GUIDELINES

Date range: For 2016 applications (due October 15, 2015), your event/activity must occur between SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 AND DECEMBER 31, 2016. Applications that focus on dates outside of this range will be rejected.

Confirmed venue: Application MUST show **proof of a confirmed venue** or it will be rejected outright.

Partial funding: LCC grant funding MUST NOT be the only means of support for your project. Because funds are limited, your event should be able to proceed with only partial funding from the Lynn Cultural Council.

Grant funds cannot be used for: Transportation or refreshments.

Budgets: Budgets must be complete, accurate and balanced. Please pay special attention to your budget preparation and contact the LCC with questions.

Grant review criteria: LCC applications are judged separately then weighed against the merits of other programs with consideration given to criteria such as Community Value and Benefits, Performers Qualifications, Program Planning, Innovation, a Realistic and Value Based Budget, and Site Accessibility.

School Field Trip grants: Field Trip grants are available. They must be used to supplement ticket expenses for cultural school trips. Field Trip grants cannot be used for bus transportation.

Use of funds: All funds granted by the LCC are good for 1 year from the date of the grant approval letter and not transferable to other programs or venues. Funds are to be used ONLY as applied for and approved on your original grant application. Any extension or change in program or venue must be received and approved in writing by the Lynn Cultural Council or reimbursement will be denied.

LCC crediting: All advertisement/brochures/publicity for your program must bear this credit line: “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.”

Reimbursement model: All LCC grants are reimbursement-based. If approved for a grant, the grantee expends their own money on the project. Once the project is complete, the grantee submits paperwork for reimbursement to the LCC that approved the

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Express Yourself, Inc. Wild & Free $600
Kirsten Bassion Lydia Pinkham Open Studios $2,150
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $500
Goldfish Pond Association, Inc. Spring Flower Planting at Goldfish Pond $500
Matt York Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $300
Salem United, Inc. Negro Election Day Program! Exhibition $500
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. Part 2-Around the World Preschool Puppetry Arts Festival at Gregg House $1,750
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. Part 2-Around the World School-Age Puppetry Arts Festival val at Gregg House $1,750
RAW Art Works, Inc. RAW Chiefs: RAW's paid, leadership program for teens $3,000
Arts After Hours, Inc. Short & Scary $1,000
David Simmons Music at Lynn Farmers Market $1,000
Demakes Family YMCA Lynn Multicultural Arts Festival $2,500
Goldfish Pond Association, Inc. Live Local Band at Goldfish Pond $500
Cultura Latina Dance Academy, Inc. CLDA 2022 $5,000
Jacob Fay Short Film $500
Annette Sykes Artist Annette Sykes Teaches How to Draw People at GALA $1,000
Galleries At LynnArts, Inc. Series of Individual Classes by GALA Member Artists $3,500
Daniel Donator This Is Lynn Mobile Art Exhibition $500
Sally Jacobson Beginner Cyanotype Workshop $700
Margerita Varga-Nadj Lynn Chamber Players $1,000
The Brickyard Collaborative, Inc. The Brickyard Teach the Teacher $1,800
The Brickyard Collaborative, Inc. The Brickyard Student Sponsorship $500
The Brickyard Collaborative, Inc. The Brickyard Small Business Sponsorship $500
The Brickyard Collaborative, Inc. The Brickyard Veteran Sponsorship $500
The Brickyard Collaborative, Inc. The Brickyard Veteran Membership with Studio $500
The Brickyard Collaborative, Inc. Student Education Program $500
Joe Skahan Horticulture Heroes: After School Science Club $1,300
Julie Pyram Visiting the Freedom Trail $241
Friends of the Lynn Public Library, Inc. 2022 Summer Reading Program $5,000
Noube Rateau North Shore Media Expo $2,000
Kevin Fidrych A Historical Tour of Justice and Freedom Through the Lens of Revolutionary Boston $900
RAW Art Works, Inc. Ghosts of Lynn Makeover $600
Jozef Nadj North Shore Music Center $1,000
Jozef Nadj Jazz Festival $1,000
Sarah M. Guerin Ten Footer Shoe Shops - History & Living Traditions $500
Jacquelyn Fitzhugh Goldfish Pond Arts Fest $1,100
Diverse People United Anti-Racist Education Program $1,000
Cultura Latina Dance Academy, Inc. CLDA Goes to The Theater $1,000
Alan Bercy Boda Borg / Escape the Room $500
Tristan Smith Lynn All City Track Meet $250
Carla Beatrice Survivor Nest Project $2,500
Howard Newman Knock on Wood, acoustic folk-rock duo $450
Michelle Guzman Lynn on the Trolley $600
Michelle Guzman 1860 Women Shoemaker' Strike $800
Michelle Guzman 2022 Lynn Shoemaker's Day $500
Michelle Guzman Guatemalan Folklore Dance $700
Michelle Guzman Trails & Sails 2022 $600
Michelle Guzman International Lynn Seniors $750
Beyond Walls, Inc. Taking the Classroom $500
Family & Children's Service of Greater Lynn, Inc. 2022 Youth Development Programs $650
Tia E Cole StoryTellers $1,000
Michelle Richardson DENCITY Soulcase and Open Mic @ Lynn Parks $9,300
Prevent the Cycle BIPOC Literacy Initiative $1,000
Brickett Elementary School Culturally aware and inclusive library space at Brickett $1,500
Alexander Vavilov Soundscape Visions $500
Galleries At LynnArts, Inc. Help with rent $6,000
Galleries At LynnArts, Inc. 3 Paint Nites $800
Ralph Tufo Beyond the Blues $3,000
Brickett Elementary School Cultural Series at the Brickett School $1,100
Diverse People United Youth Rising Summit $500
The REAL Program, Inc Lynn the City of Readers $1,000
The Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach, Inc Red Rock Art Fair $1,000
Brickett Elementary School Brickett School - Exploring Ecosystems along Lynn Shores $1,000
Brickett Elementary School Parent Engagement, Cultural Inclusiveness Initiative at the Brickett School $500
Alison Miller Progre$$ for Who? $500
Edwin Cabrera Lynn Hip Hop Wall of Fame $500
Lynn Historical Society, Inc. Yoga & Mindfulness for the Community $1,000
Jose Camacho Blank Canvas Project $800
Lynn Historical Society, Inc. Khmer Identity Exhibition $750
Emmanuelle Le Gal Art inspired by the new bike path in Lynn $1,750
Gregory Cook Wonderland Spectacle Co. | Video: Northern Strand and Saugus River $475
Michelle Richardson Raining Poetry/Llueve Poesia $1,300
Lynn Historical Society, Inc. "In Her Shoes" Film Screening & Panel Discussion $500
Thomas Jones Musary International Music Workshop $1,000
Threads 4 Care, Inc. Threads 4 Care Free Boutique $250
Divya Anand Understanding Implicit Bias & “Think outside the Book” Trainings $500
Titi Ngwenya Brave Space Book Club $200
Prevent the Cycle Afro Diaspora Conversations $6,000

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