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Berkley Cultural Council

The Berkley Cultural Council works to promote excellence, inclusion, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Berkley residents and thereby contribute to the vitality of our community and economy. We are solely supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. NOTE: WE ARE NOT A DIRECT GRANT COUNCIL


Kelley Larabee

1 North Main Street
Berkley, MA 02779-1336

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Proposals are evaluated by the following criteria:
Benefit to the community
Quality of the activity
Clarity of the proposal and evidence of planning
Previous program success of the sponsoring group
In person events preferred

FY24 Local Guidelines

Application forms are available online where applicants must complete the form and submit it online by October 17, 2023. The Berkley Public Library offers access to the internet and will be available to help access the online application during regular library hours. Note: PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Programs must be specifically described with the names, artist fees and qualifications of the individual leading the activity. Supporting documentation is optional and is not to exceed three pages. IF SUBMITTING MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION, PLEASE SUBMIT A PRIORITIZED LIST VIA EMAIL TO THE COUNCIL (

All events must be held at physically accessible facilities. Events can also be held virtually but in person events are preferred.

School related proposals must be for enrichment actiities and not for programs, supplies or salaries that should be part of the school budget.

Disapproved grant recipients will receive their notifications approximately two months after the October deadline. Approximately three months after the October deadline, the Berkley Cultural Council will confirm funding with successful applicants.

Applicants have one year from the date of final approval to complete their project and submit the request for reimbursement. Extensions may be requested in writing but are not automatically granted.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Applause Academy MA, Inc. A Round of Applause: 2022-2023 season $600
Berkley Community School Mad Science $890
Berkley Middle School Berkley Middle School Theater Production $500
Berkley Public Library Flying High Frisbee Dogs $440
Berkley Public Library Henna Alchemy $400
Berkley Public Library Intro to Tarot $400
Friends of Dighton Rock Museum, Inc. History of Printing - Make a Printing Block $200
Friends of the Berkley Council on Aging, Inc. 2023 4th of July Celebration $400
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. Craft for All $100
Hart, Francis A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s Through the Music of the Beatles $375
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $280
Mayflower Camerata and Chamber Orchestra Schubert Symphony Premieres: Two "Unfinisheds" Finished $400
New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc. Go, Go, Go! New Bedford Festival Theatre's Summer Academy 2023 $400
NoteAble Blend Chorus A cappella Concert $400
NoteAble Blend Chorus NoteAble Blend Acapella concert $200
Old Colony Historical Society Passport to History 2023 $200
Soule Homestead Education Center Music at Soule Homestead $100
South Coast Community Chorale The Magic of Mozart: A 2-Part Series $409

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