Lynnfield Cultural Council
The Lynnfield Cultural Council is a group of local volunteers appointed by the Town Selectmen to re-grant funds provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to bring community-based Arts, History, Science, Literature and Ethnic Diversity programs to Lynnfield.
NEW– ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THIS YEAR. Online applications will be available starting on October 1, 2020.
-MCC made the decision to extend the FY21 LCC Grant Cycle to December 14, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
For all FAQs regarding the new ONLINE applications, please visit:
Should you have any additional questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Diana Ellis at 781-599-1051.
We look forward to considering your proposals!
Diana Ellis, Barbara White, Katianne Williams, Erin Howard, Vasundhra Ganju, Darlene Kumar
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Lynnfield Town Hall
55 Summer Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940-1861
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FY22 Local Priorities
The Lynnfield Cultural Council is part of a state-wide network of locally appointed volunteers who fund programs in the arts, humanities, or interpretive sciences. We fund projects that will benefit the residents of Lynnfield, while providing a balance in the types of programs offered and audiences served. Some programs funded include concerts, art exhibits, theatre, writing and painting workshops, festivals, speakers, and school field trips.
All Lynnfield Cultural Council Grants are reimbursement-based. (The applicant expends their own money, and if approved for a grant, then submits paperwork for reimbursement. )
Only Massachusetts residents may apply for a grant.
The project MUST be done in Lynnfield between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022, and benefit Lynnfield residents.
Transportation and chaperone costs for field trips cannot be funded.
Below are the criteria we score applications
*Quality, Originality, and Creativity:
Are the applicant?s and/or partner?s credentials satisfactory?
Do the qualifications of the artist, humanist, or interpretive scientist leading the activity suggest the project will be of high quality?
Are there technical considerations that would impact quality (lighting design expertise, teaching materials, appropriate workshop space, etc)?
Does the project seem interesting, innovative or particularly original?
Does the project serve and involve the community? Does it serve a particular segment of the community? Does it benefit an underserved population?
Is the applicant a city/town resident?
Does the project contribute to the cultural vitality and well-being of the community as a whole?
Does the project address a community need?
Does the project play a unique role specific to the community?
How many residents will benefit from the project?
Is there sufficient planning? Does the timeline make sense to ensure quality in project implementation?
Have the participants or intended audience been identified?
Have the date, time and venue been set for the project?s completion? Are contact names listed for any performances or showings in the area?
Other priorities for Lynnfield Cultural Council grant recipients include
*First-time applicants with limited resources
*Public and free or low-cost events
*Innovative and collaborative projects
*Programs involving families
*Supplemental programs/field trips for students
*Projects involving local artists/organizations
FY22 Local Guidelines
Must name venue and contact ahead of time
Must give publicity credit to both Lynnfield Cultural Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Must send documentation of event – i.e., electronic photos or flyer.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines