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Shrewsbury Cultural Council

Shrewsbury Cultural Council believes in supporting all varieties of arts in the local community and seeks to enrich the cultural experience and quality of life of Shrewsbury residents. We do this by awarding grants for deserving projects that take place in our schools, cultural organizations, community centers, libraries, elder care facilities, town halls and parks; wherever our community comes together. We strive to support cultural enrichment and creative opportunities that provide diversity and availability to all residents of our town.

Contact

Jane Siebels Lauren Blumberg, Chairpersons
shrewsburyscc@gmail.com
508-841-8508
https://massculturalcouncil.org/local-council/Shrewsbury/

Address
Town of Shrewsbury
100 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-5398

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation

$18,700

FY24 Local Priorities

Shrewsbury Cultural Council believes in supporting all varieties of arts in the local community and seeks to enrich the cultural experience and quality of life of Shrewsbury residents. We do this by awarding grants for deserving projects that take place in our schools, cultural organizations, community centers, libraries, elder care facilities, town halls and parks; wherever our community comes together. We strive to support cultural enrichment and creative opportunities that provide diversity and availability to all residents of our town.

FY24 Local Guidelines

FY23 Local Guidelines

1. Applications

Please take time to review the CRITERIA FOR AWARDING FUNDS in the Regulations and Guidelines for awarding grants at MassCulturalCouncil.org

Grant applications must be submitted by October 17 to be considered for the following calendar year, Jan 1st to Dec. 31st. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Grants are awarded on a REIMBURSEMENT BASIS. Payment can only be made to the approved applicant AFTER the event or project is completed.
PLEASE REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING:

The event must have a specific date, time, and location.

Projects must directly benefit Shrewsbury residents.

The event must be open to the public, be handicapped accessible, and be so advertised.

Projects must involve Arts, Humanities, or Sciences as outlined by the MCC criteria.

Projects must be completed in the cycle the grant was awarded.

Applicants proposing to perform in the Shrewsbury public or private schools or other Town agencies: for example – senior center, library, parks and recreation departments and religious organizations must provide a letter of agreement from the venue. The venue must verify the date or time period, the location and the name of the program.

Due to the limited amount of funds available, grants over $2000 are rarely funded. The majority of grants funded are for less than $1000. Smaller requests are more likely to be funded in full. Partial funding may be offered by the Shrewsbury Cultural Council.

Capital expenditures: Select capital expenditures may be granted. See the MCC website for specifics.

Continuing projects: Projects of a continuing nature must have additional sources of funding, aside from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council.

II. Acknowledgment

Grant recipients must acknowledge the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as the Shrewsbury Cultural Council. Proof of credit acknowledgment must be provided when you request reimbursement. (Please refer to the “https://www.massculturalcouncil.org/applications/lccguidelines.pdf” (LCC Regulations and Guidelines PDF) for more information about this policy.)

III. Reimbursements

Grant recipients have one year from the date of their final approval letter to request reimbursement. To request reimbursement the recipient must complete a reimbursement form, which is provided by the SCC. Reimbursements may be made either directly to the applicant or to the third party vendors who have provided goods, materials or services to the applicant. In either case, the Shrewsbury Cultural Council must retain a copy of the documentation provided by the applicant with the application as part of the council’s records.

Along with the completed reimbursement form, grant recipients must submit:

“Proof of credit acknowledgment” as described in the section above.

Appropriate supporting documentation regarding how funds were used: This typically means receipts from performers, printers, etc.

Shrewsbury Cultural Council should process reimbursements as they arrive to ensure timely payment of grantees.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Al-Hamra Academy, Inc. THeatre Play $1,000
Al-Hamra Academy, Inc. Bassem Rashidi Concert $825
Arts on the Green Concert Series $1,500
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Inc. “Voices of Light: The Passion of Joan of Arc” $350
Bates III, Davis R. Sea Songs and Stories: From Shore to Deep Water $350
Bruno, Roger A Celebration of Song - The Great American Songbook and Beyond $350
Cochran, Bonnie Ska! with Chamber Music MetroWest $600
Falandys, Ashley Shrewsbury Includes: A Celebration of Disability Awareness Month $700
Hurlbut, Steven M. Jumpin' Juba Senior Concert $360
Kane, Timothy D. Drum & Strum music circles $600
Kirouac, Daniel Concert for Council on Aging $275
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! - a dance series $500
Massachusetts Beijing Chinese Language School, Inc. 2024 Chinese New Year Celebration $1,400
Nambiar, Nilanjana Tapasya - Path to Devotion $500
Newman, Howard Musical Baseball Show $350
Northborough Area Community Chorus Inc NACC 2024 Spring and Christmas Programs $500
Pochiraju, Suneetha Theatrical Dance Recital $1,325
Rull, Thomas E. "A Musical Journey Through the Years" $350
Science & Engineering Education Development, Inc. Look Inside the Invisible World $400
Shrewsbury Montessori School Taste of SMS $600
Shrewsbury Parks & Recreation Summer Concert Series $1,500
Shrewsbury Trails Committee Interactive Community Outdoor Discovery Program $300
Sobel, Anna R. Dinosaur Puppet Show $350
Spring Street School Elementary Authors with April Jones Prince $500
Square One Players Square One Players 2024 Season $1,000
Tincknell, Roger L. Ireland to America $350
Worcester Chamber Music Society, Inc. Family Concert: The Little Mermaid $600
Worcester Youth Orchestras, Inc. Spring Concert Series $750
York, Matt Matt York - Songs and Stories: Willie Nelson $350


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