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Brockton Cultural Council

The Brockton Cultural Council is the local funding arm of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Our mission is to fund locally based arts, culture, and interpretive science organizations who collaborate with one another or other local organizations.

Contact us via email at: brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com.

FY22 GRANT APPLICATION DENIAL EMAILS WERE SENT ON JANUARY 8, 2022. APPROVAL EMAILS WILL GO OUT AFTER JANUARY 23, 2022.

Want to voice your opinion about our funding priorities? PLEASE TAKE OUR 2021 COMMUNITY INPUT SURVEY!

Upcoming meetings will be posted here.
The Council will meet via Zoom on the following dates:

  • December 11 (VOTING MEETING)
  • All meetings are open to the public and begin at 9:00 a.m. Should you wish to attend, please contact virginiabmahoney@gmail.com for the meeting link, or find it on the City Events Calendar.

    ZOOM LINK for December 11 meeting will be posted on the City Events Calendar

    Check out our BCC FACEBOOK PAGE!

    Please contact the BCC via email at brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com. with your questions.
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    Meeting minutes are available upon request via email at: brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com. .

    A MESSAGE FROM THE BCC REGARDING THE CURRENT STATUS OF PROJECTS AND REIMBURSEMENTS

    In light of Covid restrictions in 2021:
    The Brockton Cultural Council has been as flexible and responsive as we can, to ensure that your programs are funded, despite changes that must be made, due to the situation with COVID-19 in 2020-21. It is very important that you contact us to request approval for any changes to your project(s), whether before or after they have occurred. THE BCC MUST GIVE WRITTEN (via email or hard copy) PERMISSION TO MAKE CHANGES TO PROJECTS, even if after-the-fact. We ask that you make your requests via email to: brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com.

    All meetings will be posted on the City calendar and on our website: https://www.mass-culture.org/Brockton.

    Regarding modification requests the LCC Program Guidelines state:
    Grant recipients have one year from the date of their approval notification to request reimbursement. Grant recipients need the LCC’s written permission (email or hard copy) to make changes to their projects. At their discretion, LCCs 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 LCC must convene a quorum of LCC members and vote. The LCC must inform the applicant of their decision in writing and ensure that the vote is reflected in the meeting minutes.


    It is up to your 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.

    We wish safety and health to you and yours.

    Download a W-9 form here

    Download a reimbursement form here

    Link to Credit and publicity kit

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Contact

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

Address
PO Box 999
120 Commercial Street
Brockton, MA 02303

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FY22 Allocation

$96,000

FY22 Local Priorities

Brockton Cultural Council Funding Priorities:

Our funding priorities are weighted toward locally-based organizations, groups and artists who have the greatest impact on Brockton and its citizens. Please see our score sheet for grant applications.

Brockton Cultural Council Local Guidelines

Effective FY2022 beginning with projects executed between September 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022.

Please read these guidelines as they may have changed since the last grant cycle.

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 cross-section of activities.

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 other types of organizations, local cultural groups and projects that serve specific populations, i.e., youth, elders, low-income, disabled.

II. Eligibility Requirements

The project must 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 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 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, etc.

III. Areas of Consideration

There are five major areas considered by council members in evaluating each grant application:

  1. Quality of Project
  2. Community/Public Benefit
  3. Planning
  4. Collaborative/New Projects
  5. Budget/Marketing/Funding Support

Detailed descriptions of these categories can be found on our scoring 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, after-school programs. Activities, which include performances, educational tours or exhibits and museum visits, must take place outside of the school setting. Due to limited funding, only one field trip per school may be submitted. 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. The MCC may provide separate transportation grants via its Big Yellow Bus program https://www.massculturalcouncil.org/programs/bigyellow.asp.

V. Application Process

In addition to the general state guidelines f

FY22 Local Guidelines

Brockton Cultural Council Local Guidelines

Effective FY2022 beginning with projects executed between September 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022.

Please read these guidelines as they may have changed since the last grant cycle.

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 cross-section of activities.

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 other types of organizations, local cultural groups and projects that serve specific populations, i.e., youth, elders, low-income, disabled.

II. Eligibility Requirements

The project must have a Brockton sponsor and/or substantial community support demonstrated in a letter that accompanies the application. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate tangible benefits to Brockton citizens. BCC gives funding preference to local artists 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 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, etc.

Incorporated organizations must be nonprofit; unincorporated associations must have a nonprofit purpose.

Funds may only be used to support programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.

III. Areas of Consideration

There are five major areas considered by council members in evaluating each grant application:

  1. Quality of Project
  2. Community/Public Benefit
  3. Planning
  4. Collaborative/New Projects
  5. Budget/Marketing/Funding Support

Detailed descriptions of these categories can be found on our scoring sheet.

IV. Field Trip Grants for Schools

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, after-school programs. Activities, which include performances, educational tours or exhibits and museum visits, must take place outside of the school setting. Due to limited funding, only one field trip per school may be submitted. 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. The MCC may provide separate transportation grants via its Big Yellow Bus program https://www.massculturalcouncil.org/programs/bigyellow.asp.

V. Timeline

Completed applications must be submitted online no later than the October 15th deadline stipulated by the MCC. All g

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Living Independently for Equality, Inc. Entertainment $1,200
Brockton Public Library Museum Pass Program $9,270
South Shore Conservatory of Music, Inc. ImagineARTS Arts-Integrated Literacy Residency $10,000
Christ Congregational Church Arts & Music at Christ Church $1,800
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. Stories of our People Alive! Family Togetherness Program $2,500
Brockton Public Schools Building Birdhouses $469
Easton Children's Museum, Inc. Champions for S.T.E.A.M. $400
Brockton Public Library HipHop Dance Class $220
Brockton Public Library Cardboard Character Creations with Stephanie Osser $220
Brockton Public Library Painting with Paper $230
Davis R. Bates III The Places You'll Go: A Summer Reading Performance $500
Brockton Public Library Waves, Sound and Light $220
Brockton Public Library Bubbles with Vinnie $300
Brockton Public Library Balloons By Ciel $100
Stephen Lewis The Peace Dove-An International Poster Exhibit $71
Brockton Public Library Annie and the Nature Wonder Band $300
Brockton Public Library Yoga for Preschoolers $100
Brockton Public Library Amazing Animals: Radical Reptiles $320
Brockton Public Library Two of a Kind $300
Brockton Public Library Animal Adventures: Dino Adventures $285
Henry Lappen Henry the Juggler Performance $300
Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Inc. The Brockton Symphony's 2021-2022 Season: Community, Unity, Performing in Tutti $7,800
Friends of Irish Research Cultural Heritage Awareness $1,500
Rui Lopes Hardened $3,500
Howard Newman Knock on Wood, acoustic folk-rock duo $500
Cape Verdean Association of Brockton CV Day in Brockton $5,000
Nancy Krushas Downtown Brockton Museum Family Events $5,000
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $600
Sandra Pearl Hands-On Science for George School $3,500
noubertson rateau 2022 Media Expo $2,500
noubertson rateau "I am You" Documentary Tour $5,000
The Voice, Inc. Identity Through Music and Dance $2,000
Jubilate Chorale Gloria! $1,500
Brockton Public Library My Brockton History Series $900
Brockton Public Library I, Too, Sing America speaker series $1,200
Jay Mankita Maker Space Build-Along: Chain Reactions! $600
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. FullerCRAFT@Home $2,500
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. Craft Inspires $4,000
Anne Beauregard Brockton Time Capsule 2022 $800
Jill Wiley Quilt Stories: Piecing Things Together $1,419
Easton Children's Museum, Inc. CME360 $1,200
Patricia Monteith Hunting for other Worlds -- with James Webb $200
Brockton High School Dance Brockton $5,829
Jamaal Eversley The Bold and Beautiful Creative Callings Workshop and Exhibition 2022 $1,000
Altrusa International of Plymouth County, MA, Inc. Social Justice Book Group for Youth $1,535
Easton Children's Museum, Inc. Stay-In-Place Enrichment MakerSpace $1,087
World Voices Youth Choir World Voices Youth Choir $5,000
The Brockton Library Foundation, Inc. COVID-19 Art Memorial Project $3,000
Diane Edgecomb “Trail Mix” a Summer Reading Event $525
Yoron Israel Jazz in the Sanctuary - South Shore $10,000
Brockton Mayor's Office Mayor's Summer Concert Series $5,000
Old Colony Young Men's Christian Association, Inc. Integrating Music and Culture with our Power Scholars Family $5,000
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc. The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival $500
First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brockton Cornerstone Concert Series $3,700
Kassandra Rateau DANCE SHOW $3,000
Old Colony Young Men's Christian Association, Inc. Match Paint Night $350
Joanne Zygmunt Champions Don't Litter $2,350
Song Keepers, LTD The THUMPIN' Project $1,000
Titi Ngwenya Brave Space Book Club $2,800

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