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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
ncc@newtonma.gov
617-796-1540
http://newtonculturalcouncil.com/

Address
1294 Centre Street
Newton Center, MA 02459-1544

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation

$27,000

FY23 Local Priorities

The goal of the Newton Cultural Council is to support 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.

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.

FY23 Local Guidelines

FULL NCC GUIDELINES are available at newtonculturalcouncil.org

APPLICATIONS must be submitted by OCTOBER 17
FUNDING PERIOD: July 2022-December 2023
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 in Newton from their project. The project may include a public presentation, performance, lecture, reading, open studio (or studio visit), or a slide show at a venue available to the Newton public. ADA compliance is required.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
Flyers, programs, announcements, invitations, etc. printed or online for all funded projects must include both the Newton Cultural Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council logos. All announcements must also include the phrase: “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Newton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.” Failure to do this will jeopardize future funding.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY23 Funding List

A grant list will be published here after January 17, 2023 and once the Local Cultural Council has finalized their decisions.

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 6, 2022 at 05:30 AM UTC
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