South Hadley Cultural Council
We strive to encourage interest and participation in local arts and cultural activities.
Alexandra Ripp, Grants Manager
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-2768
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Abramson, Tyler Rai||tidewater||$600||Alvarez, Diana R.||Quiero Volver: A Xingonx Ritual Opera||$600||Arcadia Players, Inc.||Arcadia Players 33rd Season||$500||Arts Extension Service||Sector Recovery Gathering||$750||Comeau, Robert||South Hadley Historical Tours||$200||Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range, Inc.||Summit House Sunset Concert Series||$400||Friends of the South Hadley Seniors, Inc.||Dan Kane and Friends Holiday Concert||$400||Hilltown Families, Inc.||Hilltown Families Suggests||$100||Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble, Inc.||Mercy - Lang 'The Little Match Girl Passion,' Schütz 'Musikalische Exequien,' and a world-premiere commission by Brandon Waddles||$1,000||Ishutkina, Tatyana||Let's Build a Roof over the World||$500||Jackson, Jamila||Black Women's Leadership Initiative Solidarity Project||$1,100||Keatinge Bezark, Cat Milo||The Fairy Festival||$500||Lappen, Henry||Henry the Juggler Performance||$225||Longstreeth, Ken||Free Concert by Jeff Gavioli and his BAD NEWS JAZZ AND BLUES ORCHESTRA featuring Cindy Reed at SH Senior Center||$700||Matteson, Richard||The Loomis Chorus Sings at the Senior Center||$200||Mosier Elementary School||Birds of Prey||$250||Neill, David||Music concert by the Jazz Bones||$350||Northampton Center for the Arts, Inc.||2023 Youth Performance Festival||$500||O'Connor, Kate||Climate Healing Chorus/Band Performance||$350||Petersen, Julia||Making Space for the Fiber-Curious||$400||Plasse, Richard||Name That TV Theme or Possible Dance||$200||Rohan, Marie||Growing Together||$120||Shea, Maureen||Library Dances 2023||$200||Silverthorne Theater Company, Inc.||The Building: A Theater Thursdays Reading||$600||South Hadley Community Band||Annual Fireworks Concert||$200||South Hadley Family Center, Inc.||South Hadley Family Center - Children’s Summer Concert Series||$600||South Hadley Historical Society, Inc.||The Larrow Glass Slides Project||$495||South Hadley Public Library||History of One of the Industrial Powerhouses of South Hadley||$150||South Hadley Recreation Department||Summer Concerts on the Common||$750||South Hadley Recreation Department||South Hadley Fireworks - Community Band||$750||Survival Centers, Inc.||Tunes@Noon||$400||Swift, Joshua||Creative Dance Classes||$100||The Performance Project, Inc.||"Mother Tongue" by First Generation||$750||The South Hadley Community Chorus, Inc.||South Hadley Community Chorus, Inc. DBA: South Hadley Chorale Program Year and Concert||$850||Tincknell, Roger L.||Children's Songs and Singing Games Family Concert||$275||Town of South Hadley||Plimoth Plantation||$500||Valley Arts Mentors||Valley Arts Mentors: Mentorship Program and Webinar Series||$500||Vann, Abigail||Foxes, Bears, and Coyotes, Oh my!||$135||Witt, Mary||Music for the Soul||$150||York, Matt||Johnny Cash - Songs & Stories||$300|