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The priority of the New Salem Cultural Council is to fund a variety of projects that serve many different age groups, including children, teens, adults and seniors; we also attempt to serve as many venues as possible, including the Library, various schools, the Council on Aging luncheons, Old Home Day, and Historic buildings.
Priority will be given to local applicants whose project pertains to, affects, and can be easily accessed by townspeople and will directly enhance the cultural strength of our community.

In addition to following the state criteria, we evaluate and give priority to applicants that have made prior arrangements for a local venue and have an approved budget in place. The Council tries to fully fund as many applications as possible. However, smaller grants are more likely to be approved. Where we make the decision to partially fund a project, we will give priority to those projects that will still be able to move forward with partial funding.

In light of the continued Covid-19 pandemic, we will also give preference to projects that can be doable/viewable online via Zoom, Facebook, YouTube etc. as well as other events/projects that lend themselves to social distancing.

Applicants will be responsible for their own publicity, as we have limited resources to handle this.
Positive reviews and letters of recommendation and the opportunity for attendees to evaluate the project will be considered favorably.

Contact

Ami Fagin, Chair
amifagin@gmail.com
978-799-5332

Address
15 South Main Street
New Salem, MA 01355-9713

Application Information

FY25 Allocation

TBD

FY25 Local Priorities

New Salem Cultural Council Guidelines and Priorities 2024
The priority of the New Salem Cultural Council is to fund a variety of cultural activities that serve many different age groups, including children, teens, adults, and seniors; we also attempt to serve as many community organizations as possible, including but not limited to area libraries, schools, the Council on Aging luncheons, social media platforms and historic buildings.
Priority will be given to local applicants whose proposal pertains to, affects, and can be easily accessed by townspeople and will directly enhance the cultural strength and diversity of our community.
In addition to following the state criteria, we evaluate and give priority to applicants that have made prior arrangements for a local venue and have an approved budget in place. The Council tries to fully fund as many applications as possible. When we make the decision to partially fund a project, we will give priority to those projects that will still be able to move forward with partial funding.
Applicants will be responsible for their own publicity.

FY25 Local Guidelines

Information not provided

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
1794 Meetinghouse, Inc. Quabbin Valley Pro Musica 2023-2024 Season $500
1794 Meetinghouse, Inc. Free Concert for Old Home Day $1,750
Barrett, Cynthia Emma and Belley: Sister Detectives, A Bilingual Book Reading and Signing $100
Community Network for Children How Things Move in Nature : Turtles $260
LaunchSpace, Inc. Teen Open Hack $750
Manselle, Jafar “West African Drumming Workshop - Come Out to Play” $250
New Salem Public Library Mysterious Massachusetts $165
Orange Revitalization Partnership, Inc. Starry Starry Night $750
Pioneer Valley Symphony, Inc. “Oliver Towne” - 2024 Education Concert $500
The Athol Historical Society, Inc. Uniquely Quabbin magazine $250
York, Matt Johnny Cash - Songs and Stories $550


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