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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

Upcoming meetings will be posted here. The Council is in the process of setting up our meeting schedule. Please check back here soon find out when we will meet. Thank you for your patience.
FOR APPLICANTS
Beginning September 7, 2021, applicants to the LCC Program will use a new grants management system to complete their online application.
Details will be forthcoming. It will be the same overall application process, just a new site to enter the online application into.
Training will be available. Stay tuned.

Check out our BCC FACEBOOK PAGE!

Please contact the BCC via email at brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com with your questions.
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MEETING SCHEDULE

Meeting minutes are available upon request via email at: brocktonculturalcouncilinfo@gmail.com.

The BROCKTON CULTURAL COUNCIL will post its upcoming meetings here. We last met VIA ZOOM on January 30, 2021.

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

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Contact

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

Address
P. O. Box 999
120 Commercial St.
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

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