Attleboro Cultural Council
The Attleboro Cultural Council is comprised of resident volunteers with a passion for our city. We encourage you to be involved as a volunteer or an applicant. Please find more information on our website www.attleboroculturalcouncil.org or by Liking us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Attleboroculturalcouncil
Attleboro City Hall
77 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703-2334
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FY23 Local Priorities
Statement of Purpose
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.
FY23 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 2023
* 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.
* Incorporated organizations must be nonprofit; unincorporated associations must have a nonprofit purpose.
* Completed applications must be postmarked no later than the October 15th 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.
The Attleboro Cultural Council requires applicants to apply through the Massachusetts Cultural Council website’s grant management system. To learn more about the application process, set up a user account and profile in the grants management system, and apply, go here: https://massculturalcouncil.org/communities/local-cultural-council-program/application-process/
Grantees are requested to communicate with the ACC throughout the year by email at email@example.com to keep us updated on planning and progress. As the grantee’s project approaches, the ACC should be notified so as to ensure the event can be promoted on the ACC’s social media pages and the ACC members can attend.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
A grant list will be published here after January 17, 2023 and once the Local Cultural Council has finalized their decisions.
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