Bernardston Cultural Council
The Bernardston Cultural Council will consider all applications. Forms must be submitted online through www.mass-culture.org by the deadline of Oct. 17th.
To be considered we require the following;
A definite venue. The venue must be confirmed prior to submitting the grant request.
The date of the event or program must be confirmed and submitted with your online application.
If you are awarded a grant (partial or full), you are fully responsible for the creation and distribution of all marketing and publicity materials. All programs must be advertised properly.
We encourage all artists or persons to apply. It is important to be able to offer diverse programming in our town. We might not always be able to fully fund each application, but we try to consider as many as possible.
Due to the high amount of applications we receive each year, and to the limited funds we are able to provide, an applicant’s chances of receiving funding are increased when the grant amount requested is below $500.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council is excited to announce that the Local Cultural Council Program online application is now available. All applications will need to be submitted online at https://massculturalcouncil.smartsimple.com/.
Please read local and State Guidelines carefully. Massachusetts cultural funds are not to be used to replace existing public funds for programs in the arts and humanities.
We receive a large amount of grant requests and can only consider complete applications. We truly appreciate your cooperation.
The Bernardston Cultural Council.
Sheila Damkoehler Co-Chair
38 Church Street
Bernardston, MA 01337-8500
FY23 Local Priorities
Bernardston Council Priorities
The Bernardston Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the Bernardston Cultural Council will give priority to:
• Applicants that have secured a local venue
• Projects that serve youth or the elderly
• Projects that focus on local history
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
• Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
• Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of a community’s underserved populations or support diverse forms of cultural activities
• Financial need
• Demonstrated planning
FY23 Local Guidelines
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How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Bernardston Elementary School||Paddington Gets in a Jam||$342||Bernardston Elementary School||Willy Wonka Jr. at JCPA||$500||Clay, Sarah||Whisper Not||$490||Cushman Library||Concert by the Pond ~ Zara Bode's Little Big Band||$1,500||Deerfield Valley Art Association||Student Art Brings Literature to Life in a Professional Gallery||$100||Deerfield Valley Art Association||Art &….: The Intersection of Art and Disciplines that Touch Our Lives--Music, Science, Religion, History, Medicine||$200||Goodwin, Todd||Growing Up Grubby: Stories and Songs from the 1950s and 60s.||$468||Hilltown Families, Inc.||Hilltown Famiiles Suggests||$200||Hilltown Youth Performing Arts Program, Inc.||The Hilltown Youth Recovery Theatre Summer Workshop||$200||Local Access to Valley Arts||On the Boards/Off the Shelf||$100||Mennella, Cheli||The Three Billy Goats Gruff: In Silhouette||$200||Pioneer Valley Regional School||Virginia International Music Festival||$500||Pioneer Valley Symphony, Inc.||“The Mystery of the Missing Music” - 2023 Education Concert||$150||Snyder, Sara||Joy of Song Community Sings||$300||The Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center, Inc.||The Power of Place: Finding a Sense of Belonging Through Story, Conversation and Song / A keynote concert that celebrates our connections to Franklin County||$200||The Nolumbeka Project, Inc.||Full Snow Moon Eastern Woodlands Gathering and Social Dance||$150||The Nolumbeka Project, Inc.||10th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival||$200|