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Newton Cultural Council

The goal of the Newton Cultural Council is to contribute to the cultural vitality of Newton by funding excellence in creative, cultural and humanistic projects of Newton cultural organizations, artists, and humanists that benefit and enrich our community.

The Newton Cultural Council awards grants to projects in the humanities, arts and sciences every year. It requires all proposals to have a public benefit for Newton residents and encourages collaborative projects, novel ideas and serving underrepresented populations. The Council encourages projects that elevate the voices and experiences of historically marginalized groups to highlight the current and historical diversity of Newton. The council awards grants to Newton residents or non-Newton residents if you are a MA resident and your proposal benefits Newton. An individual or organization may apply for no more than two grants in the same year. The council awards grants to Newton residents or non-Newton residents if you are a MA resident and your proposal benefits Newton. An individual or organization may apply for no more than two grants in the same year.

Newton Cultural Council strives to be an anti-racist, inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible council. We seek to increase funding for programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences created by or featuring BIPOC applicants and audiences. Newton Cultural Council will create internal organizational systems, processes, structures and cultures that encourage any person to engage with us. In creating an anti-racist and equitable council, we actively seek a multitude of voices within our community.

NOTE: The NCC does not fund programs in the Newton Public Schools.

*** NOTE: The NCC DOES fund programming at The Newton Free Library.

Contact

Newton Cultural Council
nccinfo@newtonculturalcouncil.com
617-796-1540
http://newtonculturalcouncil.com/

Address
1294 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459

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FY22 Allocation

$23,800

FY22 Local Priorities

The Newton Cultural Council awards grants to projects which promote excellence in the Arts, Humanities, & Sciences every year. It requires all proposals to have a public benefit for Newton residents and encourages collaborative projects, novel ideas & serving underrepresented populations. The Council encourages Projects that elevate the voices and experiences of historically marginalized groups to highlight the current and historical diversity of Newton.
The council awards grants to Newton residents or non-Newton residents if you are a MA resident and your proposal benefits Newton. An individual or organization may apply for no more than two grants in the same year.

NOTE: The NCC does not fund programs in the
Newton Public Schools.


*** NOTE: The NCC DOES fund programming at The Newton Free Library.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE. PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. SUBMISSION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 16, 2020

FY22 Local Guidelines

Newton Cultural Council Guidelines

APPLICATIONS must be in the Newton Cultural Council office at Newton City Hall by OCTOBER 15: 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02459. Please read these Guidelines carefully before filling out the application. These Guidelines are in addition to the Guidelines provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

FUNDING PERIOD: July 2015-December 2016 (this represents a change made by the Massachusetts Cultural Council)

OBJECTIVES: To support activities that contribute to the cultural vitality of Newton as a whole, through funding creative, cultural and humanistic projects involving Newton cultural organizations and Newton artists and humanists.

ELIGIBILITY:
Organizations:
1. Non-profit, tax exempt under Section 501 (C ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service.
2. Unincorporated associations that come together with a common cultural or humanistic goal.

Individuals:
1. The Council encourages artists in any discipline, to apply for grants.
2. Individuals must show a public benefit result from their project. This may include a public presentation, a performance, lecture, reading, open studio (or studio visit), or a slide show at a public place such as the Newton Cultural Center, cable TV, a school or senior center.

ALL APPLICATIONS:
1. Must be typed. All questions must be clearly and completely stated within the space provided.
2. Budget page must balance and be arithmetically correct.
3. Dates, times and venues for projects must be committed and in place; contact names, email addresses and telephone numbers of venue must be listed for applications to be considered.
4. Indicate other funding sources you are seeking.
5. Include ONE set only, of supporting materials: examples of work, photos, cassettes, videotapes, letters of support, slides. do not send valuable documents, books, posters
6. For return of your materials, include a proper sized, self-addressed stamped envelope with your application.
7. Submit a SIGNED original application PLUS 10 additional copies.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
Flyers, programs, announcements, invitations, etc. for all funded projects must include the Newton Cultural Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council logo. The MCC logo alone will not be acceptable. All announcements must also include the phrase: “This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered by the Newton Cultural Council.” Failure to do this will jeopardize future funding.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

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