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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

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Applause Academy MA, Inc. Applause 2023-24 Season $316
Berkley Community School Walker Between Worlds $500
Berkley Historical Society, Inc. Manniquins for Military History $550
Berkley Middle School Berkley Middle School Theatre Production $500
Berkley Public Library Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy $400
Berkley Public Library Ed the Wizard: Balloon twisting workshop $400
Berkley Public Library Animal World Experience $520
Friends of Dighton Rock Museum, Inc. Yoga at the Park $240
Friends of Dighton Rock Museum, Inc. New England Minerals $175
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. Craft for All $250
Hart, Francis The “Me” Decade - A Cultural Review of the 1970s Through Music $375
Lewis - Parks, Andrew Songs and Stories of the American Folk Revival for Seniors $600
Little Theatre of Fall River, Inc. Scrooge $250
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $280
Nemasket River Productions, Inc. Season 2024-2025 $250
New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc. New Bedford Festival Theatre Summer Academy 2024 $250
Old Colony Historical Society Passport to History 2024 $250
South Coast Community Chorale Memories Through Music & Photos $250
Town of Berkley Lights On Festival $500
Waterman, Jon Live Music Making History Live $300
Wilson, Jayna Rock the Fight Against CHD 2024 $250

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