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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

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

Mattapoisett Cultural Council gives 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
Applicants that have secured a local collaborator or venue

FY23 Local Guidelines

In addition to state criteria, applications will be 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
Ability to address diverse cultural needs or provide diverse forms of cultural activities
Financial need
Demonstrated planning

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Mattapoisett Lions Club, Inc. Free Fall Family Fun Festival $500
Mattapoisett Free Public Library Monster Makeup 101 $450
Town of Mattapoisett Seahorse Explorer Summer Program $670
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc. Young People's Concert 2022: Gravity in Space and Sound $600
Pearl, Sandra Lift Off at the Library! $500
Mattapoisett Free Public Library Ahoy Matey's $500
York, Matt Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $500
Cope, Jr., Edward L. Impromptu Magic for Camping $450
Education Committee of the Mattapoisett Land Trust MLT Education Committee Educational Programs $750
Sippican Choral Society, Inc. Music Resurrected $250
Angeley, Benares N. Mattapoisett PTA Presents: Drawing Kindness with Bren Bataclan $1,000
Tri-County Music Association, Inc. Complimentary Senior Tickets $200
Tincknell, Roger L. Children's Songs and Singing games Family Concert $500
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. Fishboats: Art of the Commercial Fishing Industry $500
Whipple, Kirk Duo Pianists, Composers & Educators Whipple & Morales in Concert $500
Mattapoisett Historical Society Adult, family, and children's programs $750
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, Inc. Shakespeare in NB 2022 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream $500
New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc. New Bedford Festival Theatre Summer Academy 2022 Beauty and the Beast and Beyond! $250
Marston, Danielle Southcoast Terrapin Headstart Program $500
Buzzards Bay Coalition, Inc. Discover Buzzards Bay: Mattaposiett $500
Dube, Jenny The Catnip Junkies: Live! From Shipyard Park $330
South Coast Children's Chorus Music Connects Us - One South Coast $500

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