South Hadley Cultural Council
We strive to encourage interest and participation in local arts and cultural activities.
Alexandra Ripp, Grants Manager
c/o South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-2768
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FY23 Local Priorities
The South Hadley Cultural Council welcomes applications from individuals and groups that promote the arts, humanities, and sciences through programs that benefit the citizens of South Hadley. They especially welcome applications for:
programs that bring art and culture to students in South Hadley Public Schools and to South Hadley youth;
programs accessible to people with disabilities: in accessible locations, and/or specifically geared towards making arts and culture more accessible;
programs by and for communities most severely impacted by COVID-19 including BIPOC (Black, indigenous, and People of Color) communities, individuals with disabilities, low-income communities, seniors, and individual artists.
The deadline for submission of FY23 applications is October 17, 2022. Applicants must reside or be located in Massachusetts.
Applications should note the way the program benefits the citizens of South Hadley. They should also specify a confirmed venue, date and time (or timeframe) during the calendar year 2023, and other sources of financial support, if available. Given the ongoing pandemic, the Cultural Council will be more flexible about exact date, time, and place at time of application but encourages clear plans to confirm these details.
Full LCC guidelines are available here.
Additional COVID-19 considerations:
Safety in the pandemic continues to be a high priority and the Cultural Council seeks to offer programming that can be accessed by populations at higher risk for COVID-19 complications. Thus, we welcome applications for events that can be conducted online or that otherwise outline pandemic safety precautions.
Given the impact COVID-19 has had and continues to have on the cultural sector, the Cultural Council will accept applications for operational support that demonstrate a clear benefit to South Hadley residents’ cultural lives.
Please note that if your project was funded in a previous year and postponed to this fiscal year, that project is not eligible for funding in this fiscal year.
FY23 Local Guidelines
Preference is given to applications that are clear and specific about the proposed activities.. To the extent possible, applications should include:
–Program venue, date, and time (or timeframe), with as much specificity as possible. The project should be planned for completion between January and December 2023.
–Publicity plan for the event (don’t forget social media!)
–Other source(s) of financial support. (No more than 50% of the total budget should be requested from the Council, and the proposal should be able to proceed with partial funding.)
–Signed letters of support from the host venue and any other local partners.
–Qualifications or track record of the applicant, and evidence of proposed program’s quality
–Thoughtful explanation of projected benefit to South Hadley residents and community.
Note that funds may not be used for food or refreshments.
Grants funds are awarded directly, not as a reimbursement after project completion.
For Field Trip applications:
The total project cost is required, along with information about the amount and source(s) of additional funding for the trip. A separate budget sheet detailing project costs and support is suggested.
All applications must be submitted online via the Mass Cultural Council. If you are unable to access a computer and/or internet access, please call Grants Manager Alex Ripp: 609-240-3595.
For application questions or to review your proposal with a South Hadley Cultural Council member prior to final submission, please email: email@example.com.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY22 Funding List
|South Hadley Historical Society, Inc.
||Archiving the Articles
|The South Hadley Community Chorus, Inc.
||South Hadley Community Chorus, Inc. DBA: South Hadley Chorale Program Year and Concert Within Covid-19 Parameters
||South Hadley Historical Tours
|South Hadley Recreation Department
||Concerts on the Common
|South Hadley Family Center, Inc.
||South Hadley Family Center Children's Concert Series
|South Hadley Planning and Conservation Department
||Buttery Brook Under Our Feet
|Authors and Artists Festival
||Authors and Artissts
|Hilltown Families, Inc.
||Hilltown Families Suggests
|Cope, Jr., Edward L.
||Impromptu Magic for Camping
|Kane, Timothy D.
||All Together Drumming
||Songs & Stories - The Highwaymen
|South Hadley Public Library
||Three Hundred Years of Farm History in South Hadley
|Holyoke Civic Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
||Skol! A Scandinavian Celebration & Silver Jubilee: Celebrating Maestro Kidwell
|Arcadia Players, Inc.
||Arcadia Players Presents Three Concerts by Artistic Director Finalists
|First Congregational Church of South Hadley, Massachusetts
||Voices of Resilience: The Intersection of Women on the Move
|Valley Arts Mentors
||Virtual Mentorship Program and Webinar Series
|Porcino, John P.
||To Life!: Celebrations in Story, Song and Music
||Community Band Festival
|South Hadley Community Band
||Annual Fireworks Concert
|Northampton Center for the Arts, Inc.
||Youth Performance Festival 2022
||Name That TV Theme
|Small Planet Dancers
||Wassail! A Victorian Holiday Celebration
|Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range, Inc.
||Summit House Sunset Concert Series
|Valley Light Opera, Inc.
||Making Space for the Fiber-Curious
|Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Inc.
||Interactive world music concert with Gaia Roots
|Hampshire Young People's Chorus
||YPC Outreach Tour
|The Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, Inc.
||Si Se Puede - Yes We Can
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