Canton Cultural Council
The Canton Cultural Council strives to use its available grants to maximize positive impacts to the most Canton Citizens possible. We encourage applicants whose projects will be accessible to the entire Canton Community rather than specific groups.
Angela Mouradian, chair
Canton Town Hall
801 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021-2500
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FY23 Local Priorities
Canton Cultural Council Priorities
The priority of the Canton Cultural Council is, foremost, to enrich the cultural experiences of our community.
In order to reach out to potential applicants, we have already or plan to:
-Broadcast an informational program on our local cable outlet
-Publish an article in the local paper, The Canton Citizen, detailing programs we support and outlining the application dates of the 2022-23 grant cycle
-Update our existing social media page
-Set up a table at our inaugural Heritage Festival, which drew a crowd of 1,500, offering information on the availability of grants
-Make residents aware of the council by encouraging awardees to note council sponsorship of their program
Another priority is to grow our membership to gather as much input on ways of reaching out to applicants, and coming up with innovative ideas for programs.
The pandemic imposed many hardships on many past recipients, and with the goal of lessening the pressure on artists, extended the deadline for many programs.
FY23 Local Guidelines
Canton Cultural Council Guidelines
The Canton Cultural Council awards grants every year to applicants seeking funding for programs in the arts, sciences and education.
Of considerable importance is the diversity of the community. Canton is committed to funding an array of programs that include generational, racial, gender and ethnic representation.
Another priority is the benefit to our town. If the program is not held here, there needs to be a benefit either through participation of Canton residents or attendance of Canton citizens. Applicants are not required to be residents of Canton. The council will not fund grants that do not have any direct impact on the residents of Canton.
The Canton Cultural Council has moved to a direct grant model. This means that grantees will receive funds upon submission of the grant acceptance form and a W-9 form. Grantees are required to submit a final report to the CCC within 2 weeks of the performance/event.
Priority will be given to applicants who have secured a date and venue for their program. Applicants who intend to partner with another community organization are encouraged to include a letter of support from their partner.
Other criteria used in the decision-making process include:
1) Qualifications of the applicant
2) Accessibility of the venue
3) Financial need
4) Artistic merit of the applicant
Grants range from $250 to $1,000. The average grant in the last year was $405.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
A grant list will be published here after January 17, 2023 and once the Local Cultural Council has finalized their decisions.
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