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WE GRANT STATE FUNDS TO LOCAL ARTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR LOCAL PROJECTS!

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The Council will meet IN PERSON on MAY 25, 2024 at 9:00 A.M. in the Brockton Public Library Trustees’ Meeting Room. Our meetings are open to all. The agenda may be found here Please contact brocktonculturalcouncilinfor@gmail.com if you cannot access the agenda, or see it posted in the City Clerk’s office at Brockton City Hall.

As the local funding arm of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, the Brockton Cultural Council works to grant resources equitably. We promote a vision of the world that honors a breadth/variety of perspectives and makes for a richer and more productive cultural sector. The Brockton Cultural Council strives to support creative visions and visionaries with diverse, equitable, inclusive programming and grant making.
Our funding priorities are locally-based organizations, groups and artists who have the most profound impact on Brockton and its citizens. Please see our
score sheet for grant applications. More information may be found
HERE

Contact us via email at: brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com.
(This email is checked weekly.)
THE FY24 DEADLINE WAS OCTOBER 17, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Click HERE to learn more about applying for a BCC grant.

Want to voice your opinion about our funding priorities? Our survey has closed for this year. Watch this space or our Facebook page for next year’s COMMUNITY INPUT SURVEY! Thanks to all who participated this year!

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  • All meetings are open to the public. Most meetings occur on Saturday mornings. Should you wish to attend, please contact virginiabmahoney@gmail.com for the meeting link, or find it on the City Events Calendar.

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    Please contact the BCC via email at brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com. with your questions or requests for meeting minutes.
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    Any CHANGES TO CURRENTLY FUNDED PROJECTS must be requested in writing, via email or postal mail. We ask that you make your requests via email to: brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com.


    Grant recipients have ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THEIR APPROVAL NOTIFICATION to request reimbursement. Grant recipients need the BCC’s written permission (email or hard copy) to make changes to their projects. At their discretion, the BCC can approve reasonable extensions and modifications for projects. The modification should not significantly alter the original purpose of the approved application. Project extensions and modifications must be requested in writing (email or hard copy) and responded to in the same manner. In order to review an extension or other modification to an approved grant the BCC will convene a quorum of Council members and vote. The BCC will inform the applicant of their decision in writing and ensure that the vote is reflected in the meeting minutes.”


    It is up to the council to determine what is reasonable and what constitutes a significant change to the original purpose of the approved program. The Mass Cultural Council does not limit the eligible window of time for extensions. It is at each council’s discretion.

    Should you wish further information, please contact us at: brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com.

Contact

Kathy Sirois, Chair
brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com
508-584-4178

Address
PO Box 999
120 Commercial Street
Brockton, MA 02303-9381

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation

$113,600

FY24 Local Priorities

As the local funding arm of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, the Brockton Cultural Council works to invest resources equitably. We promote a vision of the world that honors a breadth/variety of perspectives makes for a richer and more productive cultural sector. The Brockton Cultural Council strives to support creative visions and visionaries with diverse, equitable, inclusive programming and grant making.
Our funding priorities are weighted toward locally-based organizations, groups and artists who have the most profound impact on Brockton and its citizens. Please see our score sheet for grant applications.

FY24 Local Guidelines

Brockton Cultural Council Local Guidelines

Effective FY2024 beginning with projects executed between September 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024.

I. Program Purpose
The purpose of the Brockton Cultural Council (BCC) is to promote and maintain the vitality of cultural activities within the Brockton community. The Council is committed to funding a diverse, equitable, and inclusive cross-section of projects that elevate the voices and experiences of historically-marginalized groups to highlight and uplift the current and historical diversity of Brockton.
Our support emphasizes collaborative projects and programs, including but not limited to the ongoing work of individual artists and writers, environmental and historical education projects that bring together artists and organizations, local cultural groups and projects that create opportunities for artists and community members who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQX, refugee, immigrant, or person living with a disability. Projects may include coalition building, research, leadership, and youth development.
II. Eligibility Requirements
Projects should have a Brockton sponsor and/or substantial community support. Priority will be given to projects that have demonstrated tangible benefits to Brockton citizens. BCC gives funding preference to local artists and groups who live or work in the city. New projects and programs will also be given preference. As a rule, the Brockton Cultural Council does not provide funding for ongoing operating support.
Applicants can be considered as one or more of the following: A) arts, humanities or interpretive science organizations; B) individuals including artists, science educators, historians, musicians, writers or other humanists, parents, community members, etc.; C) community organizations including but not limited to schools, social service organizations, civic groups, neighborhood centers, youth, senior and family associations.
III. Areas of Consideration
There are five major areas considered by council members in evaluating each grant application:
Quality of Project
Inclusiveness, diversity, equity, and community/public Benefit
Planning
Collaborative/New Projects
Budget/Marketing/Funding Support
(Detailed descriptions of these categories can be found on our score sheet.)
IV. Field Trips
Up to twenty percent (20%) of total available grants funds will be set aside for the purchase of tickets only for cultural field trips for children (pre K-12) in public, private and parochial schools, as well as those in special needs, or after-school programs. Activities, which include performances, educational tours or exhibits and museum visits, must take place outside of the school setting. Applicants MUST include date, time, location and name of performance or program to be attended on the application. We do not generally fund transportation for field trips.
V. Application Process
Completed applications must be submitted online no later than the October 17th deadline stipulated by the MCC. Applications are available on September 1, 2023.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
African American Association of Brockton Corp. Juneteenth 2024 $1,000
Associação Caboverdiana de Brockton, Inc./The Immigrant Assistance Center of Greater Brockton 30th ANNUAL CV DAY IN BROCKTON $5,000
Bates III, Davis R. A Song & Story Summer Reading Celebration $500
Bordenave, Terrence Mass Spiritz Vol. 2 $500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South Summer Arts Specialist $6,000
Brockton Public Library Children's Programs at Brockton Public Library $3,394
Brockton Public Library Museum Pass Program $9,000
Brockton Public Library Preserve and Celebrate Haitian Culture $300
Brockton Public Library Celebrate Cape Verdean Culture $300
Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Inc. Brockton Symphony Orchestra (BrSO) - 2023-2024 Season: New Beginnings $7,800
Bruce, James Brocktonian Voices $1,500
Christ Congregational Church Arts & Music at Christ Church $1,800
Colombo, Jackie Mentoring youth for live performances $3,000
Corvini, Ilene Summer Concert Series 2024 $500
D. W. Field Park Association, Inc. TYowerfest 2024 $2,000
D. W. Field Park Association, Inc. Movies in the Park $2,000
D. W. Field Park Association, Inc. Astronomy in the Park $4,000
Dasilva, Nicole Photography Classes $2,000
Dasilva, Nicole R&B at the Lab $2,500
Dworkin, Motoko Japanese Folktales & Origami for Families $550
Easton Children's Museum, Inc. Waves, Sound, and Light $300
Edgecomb, Diane “Let's Go Eco Show!” for Brockton Public Library Summer Reading $525
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. GIGANTIC ETHNIC TOY THEATRE for BROCKTON'S YOUNGEST $2,500
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. BROCKTON IMMIGRANTS ALIVE! Golden Rule Puppetry Arts Project $2,500
Eversley, Jamaal Slam Theatre at RTIEC $1,500
First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brockton Cornerstone Concert Series $3,700
Friends of Irish Research Cultural Heritage $1,500
Friends of the Brockton Council on Aging, Inc. Enriching Lives Through Performing Arts $5,000
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. Craft for Kids $4,000
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. Craft for All $2,500
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. Chris Bathgate: The Machinist Sculptor $2,500
Haitian Community Partners Foundation Summer Fest $1,500
Hinkle, Betsy Boston Public Quartet @ Rose Conservatory $5,000
Israel, Yoron Jazz in the Sanctuary - South Shore $8,500
Jubilate Chorale, Inc. A Seriously Fun Holiday Concert $1,500
King, Wayne Bailey Street Brass plays Enso Gallery, Brockton $1,000
Lady Nike Ministries Girlz, Esq. $2,000
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $450
Leventhal, Rona Travelin' Shoes: A Multi-Cultural Storytelling Extravaganza! $600
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $500
Mankita, Jay Maker Space Build Along: Artful Mechanisms $600
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc. The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival $500
Monteith, Barnas Learning Artificial Intelligence Through Art $1,300
New Heights Charter School District of Brockton Phonenix Poetry Performance Night $1,150
Ngwenya, Titi Brave Space Book Club $3,000
Old Colony Historical Society Passport to History 2024 $250
Old Colony Young Men's Christian Association, Inc. Kidz Konnect Mixed Media Workshop $7,000
Rateau, Noubertson Education in the Inner City - Feature Documentary $5,000
Rateau, Noubertson Media Camp Expo $2,000
Rodrigues, Jazzmyn The Hip Hop Experience $2,500
Science & Engineering Education Development, Inc. Grade 5 Science Program at George School $3,500
South Shore Conservatory of Music, Inc. ImagineARTS Arts-Integrated Literacy Residency Program $10,000
The SoundLab, Inc. SL Sound Academy $5,000
The Voice, Inc. The Pathway to Wholeness through Visual Art & Painting $1,300
Valles, Marcos Music & Movement with Rockabye Beats $400
Zaino, Nick 100 Years of Boston Comedy $250
the Wizard, Ed Reading is Magic $450


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