West Bridgewater Cultural Council
Our mission is to move, inspire and challenge the community through cultural programing and awareness.
Nancy E Krushas
195 Matfield Street
West Bridgewater, MA 02379-1311
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FY24 Local Priorities
Each year the West Bridgewater Cultural Council (WBCC) gathers input from the community on the types of projects that are most important to the residents of West Bridgewater. This year the West Bridgewater Cultural Council will give priority to:
– Applicants who maintain a residential, commercial or studio address in West Bridgewater may receive preference.
– Applicants applying for a project that takes place in and shows a public benefit to the residents of West Bridgewater from youth to seniors.
FY24 Local Guidelines
In addition to the State criteria where grants are issued to support arts, humanities, interpretive sciences, visual arts, performing arts, science educators, historians, and other humanists as well as community, business and civic groups, social service organizations, schools, and youth, senior and family associations, applications will be evaluated using WBCC review criteria. Projects and programs that align with the Funding Priorities are given preference in the Council’s review of applications. Based on community input, the West Bridgewater Cultural Council’s Funding Guidelines for FY24 are:
– Project categories – Projects that focus on art, humanities, musical performances, arts education and instruction, and programs that serve all age groups from children to seniors;
– Projects that elevate the voices and experiences of historically marginalized groups to highlight the current diversity of West Bridgewater;
– Projects that create opportunities for arts and community members through diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility;
– Community support and involvement;
– Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant;
– Projects must take place between January 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024;
– Applicants must show specific plans to hold an event or activity in West Bridgewater including a specific letter of support from the organization that controls the local venue, a collaborating organization confirming their commitment to the project, or collaborating business confirming their offer to host, sponsor, partially fund, provide volunteer services, or otherwise support cultural events for the public in West Bridgewater;
– Any applicant may be subject to a background check;
– The maximum number of applications that any one applicant can submit is 3; and
– Display of the West Bridgewater Cultural Council banner at events is required.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Bates III, Davis R.
||Raising Our Voices: A Summer Reading Performance
||Chace, Karen A.
||Carving Out Your Story
||Adult Seasonal Paint Nights
||Children's seasonal paint events
||Teen Paint Events
||Easton Children's Museum, Inc.
||Finding Your Voice Through STEAM
||Sound for Live Performers
||Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors!
||Tincknell, Roger L.
||Elvis to the Everly Brothers
||Urban and Traditional African Dance
||West Bridgewater Middle Senior High School Music Boosters
||An Evening of Music
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