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Mattapoisett Cultural Council

Mattapoisett Cultural Council supports community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences in and around Mattapoisett. These programs promote the availability of rich cultural experiences for Mattapoisett residents. Council members are municipally-appointed volunteers who help determine how to disburse available funds to individuals, schools, and cultural organizations who apply for project support.


Kathleen Damaskos

PO Box 435
16 Main Street
Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2613

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Mattapoisett Cultural Council gathers input from the community periodically and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. Mattapoisett Cultural Council will give priority to:

• Local and regional public events like plays, concerts, festivals
• Arts in the schools
• Community arts and cultural organizations
• Field trips for students to museums, performances, or environment education activities
• Projects that have broad audience appeal
• Projects that specifically target teens or seniors or families
• Projects that address diverse cultural needs or provide diverse forms of cultural activities
• Applicants that have secured a local collaborator or venue

FY24 Local Guidelines

Applications are also evaluated with respect to:

• How well the program meets our local priorities
• Community support and involvement
• Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
• In the case of for-profit organizations, evidence that a public benefit will result from the project
• Financial need
• Demonstrated planning

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bates III, Davis R. A Celtic Celebration: An Inter-generational Performance $550
Education Committee of the Mattapoisett Land Trust MLT Education Committee Educational Programs FY 2023 $1,000
Fazio, Rhonda M Dyeing to Wear It $600
Friends of Old Rochester Drama, Inc. Keep the Band A"Live" $1,250
Marion Art Center, Inc. Arts in the Park 2023 $250
Mattapoisett Free Public Library Hunger Games: Basic Survival Course $530
Mattapoisett Free Public Library Vinny's Shadow Puppets $400
Mattapoisett Historical Society Adult, family, and children's programs $1,000
New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc. Go, Go, Go! New Bedford Festival Theatre's Summer Academy 2023 $300
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. Histories and Mysteries: Local Fishing History and Global Fishing Mythology $500
New Bedford Museum and Art Center, Inc. On the Road to Creativity at YOUR Library! $500
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, Inc. Shakespeare in New Bedford 2023 - The Tempest $500
Seaglass Theater Company, Inc. The Tragedy of Carmen $500
Sippican Choral Society, Inc. Let's Sing A Song of Joy! $500
South Coast Children's Chorus Spreading Joy Through Singing $500
The Greater New Bedford Choral Society, Inc. Greater New Bedford Choral Society's 2022-23 Season $500
The New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance, Inc. Learning about Salt, the Inflatable Humpback Whale $500
Town of Mattapoisett Seahorse Explorers Summer Program $570
Tri-County Music Association, Inc. Complimentary Senior Tickets $200

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 8, 2023 at 12:01 AM UTC
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