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Heather Rockwood

Attleboro City Hall
77 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703-2334

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Application Information

FY25 Allocation


FY25 Local Priorities

The mission of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and its local cultural council partners is “to promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.”

The Attleboro Cultural Council (ACC) is a grass-roots organization, funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, to promote culture in the City of Attleboro, Massachusetts. Working through the arts, humanities, and sciences, culture is a dynamic force for enriching communities, growing the economy, fostering diversity and inclusion, and igniting creativity.

The ACC oversees the distribution of Massachusetts Cultural Council grant funds to support programs that promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources, and ensures that these resources are shared within the diverse Attleboro community. The ACC is composed of a group of local volunteers, who are appointed by the mayor, and approved by the City Council, to help support and promote activities and the arts in Attleboro.

ACC members annually review applications from individuals, schools, and organizations to fund programs such as concerts, performances, lectures, workshops, art experiences and community celebration/festivals.

ACC goals include:
• Creating an environment for a vibrant and sustainable arts and culture ecosystem.
• Cultivating a city where all cultural traditions and expressions are respected, promoted, and supported.
• Integrating arts and culture into all aspects of civic life.
• Mobilizing likely and unlikely partners and collaborating across institutions and sectors.

The Attleboro Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the Attleboro Cultural Council will give priority to:
• Projects that serve families
• Projects that focus on community gatherings, building community, and/or active community participation
• Projects that are free or very low cost to participants
• Projects that include an element of active participation for individuals attending the event
• Projects that take place in Attleboro or have Attleboro resident participation
• Applicants that have secured a local venue or have a letter of support from a host venue

FY25 Local Guidelines

In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
• How well the program meets our local priorities
• Community support and involvement
• Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of our community’s underserved populations or support diverse forms of cultural activities
• Financial need
• Proposed projects are well-planned and organized
• Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant if they have been awarded grants in a previous cycle
• Projects with an admission cost to the public must clearly indicate how grant monies will be used and why they are necessary.
• Proposed programs must take place in calendar year 2024
• Transportation/bus costs, administration, or fundraising expenses will not be funded with grant monies unless there are extenuating circumstances that are clearly explained in the grant application

Applicants can be:
• Arts, humanities, or interpretive science organizations
• Individuals including artists, science educators, historians, musicians, writers or other humanists, parents, community members, etc.
• Community organizations, including but not limited to: schools, social service organizations, civic groups, neighborhood centers, youth, senior and family associations, etc.
• Nonprofit organizations, or unincorporated associations must have a nonprofit purpose.
• For-profit entities that propose projects that provide public benefit.

• Completed applications must be postmarked no later than the October 17th deadline stipulated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
• The ACC reviews all grant applications and determines which projects to fund in November.
• Notification of disapproved (not funded) applications are sent by early December.
• The approval letters announcing the award of grant money are generally sent in January.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
129 Bam Smash Group Ltd. Bank Street Art Gallery at Bam Smash Marketplace $500
Applefield, Janet Combating Hate and Prejudice $350
Attleboro Area Industrial Museum, Inc. AAIM Collections Restoration and Celebration $1,500
Attleboro Community Theatre, Inc. Partial Funding of ACT's 67th Season of Shows $4,969
Attleboro Council on Aging International Senior Prom $1,500
Attleboro Garden Club Sustainable Floristry Series $650
Attleboro High School New England Drama Festival $3,000
Attleboro High School AHS Flag Representation $500
Attleboro Historic Preservation Society, Inc. Farm Girl on the Front Lines: Deborah Sampson’s Secret! $380
Attleboro Public Library Windows to the World: Murals for Exploration and Education $1,500
Attleboro Public Library Poetry for the People $500
Attleboro Public School System Multicultural Night/Grade 2 music & art $950
Bates III, Davis R. Celebrating New England: A Performance for Seniors $350
Churchill, Sandy Adult and Senior Community Paint Nights $400
City of Attleboro Community Engagement Events $1,320
City of Attleboro City of Attleboro Holiday Happening $2,000
Easton Community Access Television ECAT, Inc. Hockomock Film Festival $500
Gaboury, Stephanie Owl Always Love You: Family Paint Night! $300
Hart, Francis The “Me” Decade - A Cultural Review of the 1970s Through Music $300
Illuminate Creative & Theatrical Arts Company, Inc. Illuminate Children's Theatre $4,150
Illuminate Creative & Theatrical Arts Company, Inc. Illuminate's Puppet Theatre $4,850
Jewelry City Steampunk Festival, Inc. Jewelry City Steampunk Festival 2024 $4,500
Kennedy-Donovan Center, Inc. Music Together Programming for Children Enrolled in Early Intervention $533
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $450
LiveARTS The 2024 LiveARTS Concert Series $500
M.M.A.S., Inc. Mass Arts Center Music/Arts Festival partnership with Attleboro Council on Aging $600
MUSIC 1. Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors 2. Hip Hop LINE R&B dance for Seniors $500
Mass Audubon South East Region Sensory Friendly Days $1,000
Neponset Choral Society, Inc. FY23-24 Concert Season $500
NoteAble Blend Chorus NoteAble Blend Acapella Chorus Concert $400
Old Colony Historical Society Passport to History 2024 $363
Parias, Camila La Borrachita de Amor: Passion and Devotion in Baroque Spain $2,000
Porcino, John P. To Life!: Celebrations in Story, Song and Music $450
Roundabout Productions, Inc. An Enemy of the People $1,800
Science & Engineering Education Development, Inc. CSI at the Library: Fingerprinting $465
Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony $250
The Attleboro Museum, Inc. "A Contemporary Narrative - Impressions of Civil War Memorabilia from the Attleboro Arts Museum's Permanent Collection" Exhibition Supplies and Materials $770
The Attleboro Museum, Inc. High Art Exhibition: "Distortions" $250
York, Matt Matt York - Songs & Stories: Willie Nelson $350
Zaino, Nick 100 Years of Boston Comedy $250
the Wizard, Ed Reading is Magic $450

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