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Dalton Cultural Council

The Dalton Cultural Council’s mission is to promote access, excellence, education
and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in order to improve
the quality of life for all residents. The Massachusetts Cultural Council has overseen
the Local Cultural Council Program since 1990.

MCC receives funding from an annual state appropriation. Each year, the MCC distributes funds to LCCs; in
turn, LCCs make grants to schools, organizations and individuals in their communities.
These funds are paid to successful applicants on a reimbursement basis.
Distributions to each LCC are based on a local aid formula devised by the
state. The formula takes into account population and property values, and is
weighted to give larger distributions to poorer communities.

Contact

Donald Harris
sound@daymountain.com
413-212-4576

Address
462 Main St
Dalton, MA 01226

FY22 Allocation

$7,000

FY22 Local Priorities

PRIORITIES

The Dalton Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the Dalton Cultural Council will give priority to the following:

– Applications and applicants within our local community in the following order: Dalton, Berkshire County, out of county.

– Applicants who secure a local venue and local sponsorship. Past experience shows this leads to better community support and involvement.

– Projects that serve families, youth or the elderly

– New applicants

– Projects supporting diverse forms of cultural activities

GUIDELINES

Cultural Council funds are awarded to groups, individual artists, institutions, and organizations that are dedicated to productive and creative efforts in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.

1. Funds should support programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in Massachusetts.

2. Projects should be accessible and available to the public.

3. Applicants from outside of the local community that secure a local venue and sponsorship should include in their application a letter of support from the sponsor and venue.

4. Council funds are not intended to substitute for or replace existing responsibility for public funding of programs in the arts, humanities, or interpretive sciences.

5. Council funds are not intended to be used as the sole source of funding for projects of continuing nature.

6. Quality will be a major consideration in all decision making.

7. The Dalton Cultural Council will only be accepting applications online. We will not accept paper applications.

Please direct questions regarding the online form to mcc_help_desk@art.state.ma.us or 617-858-2721.

FY22 Local Guidelines

Dalton Cultural Council funds are awarded to groups, individual artists, institutions, and organizations that are dedicated to productive and creative efforts in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.

1. Funds should support programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in Massachusetts.

2. Projects should be accessible and available to the public.

3. Applicants from outside of the local community that secure a local venue and sponsorship should include in their application a letter of support from the sponsor and venue.
4. Council funds are not intended to substitute for or replace existing responsibility for public funding of programs in the arts, humanities, or interpretive sciences.
5. Council funds are not intended to be used as the sole source of funding for projects of continuing nature.
6. Quality will be a major consideration in all decision making.

A complete copy of the Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Regulations and Guidelines can be found online at https://www.massculturalcouncil.org/applications/lccguidelines.pdf


Application Process

All applications must be typed or word processed. The application form can be completed and printed out at https://www.massculturalcouncil.org/applications/lccapp.asp. The Dalton Library has access to the Internet.

When filling out the application, use the space provided to answer questions. One additional 8 1/2″x 11″ page to complete questions is allowed. Include three copies with the original and one set of supporting materials such as resume(s) of key personnel, organizational brochures, letters of support/commitment, artist samples (video, slides, writings, portfolio, etc.). Answer questions clearly, simply and as completely as space allows and addressing the state and local review criteria.

Completed applications must be received by hand at the Dalton Town Clerk’s office by October 15 or be postmarked by October 15. (If hand delivering be aware that Town Hall is closed Friday-Sunday and holidays) Late applications cannot be accepted. The Dalton Cultural Council cannot be held responsible for applications lost in the mail. If an application is lost and the applicant can demonstrate that an application was sent by the postmarked deadline, the council will consider the application on-time. Without proof, the council will treat the application as late and ineligible for funding. Therefore, it is highly recommend applicants send applications with *delivery confirmation* as a precaution. Applicants with questions or concerns may contact the DCC chairperson at the Dalton Town Hall, (413)684-6111 ext.11.


TImeline

Completed applications must be received or postmarked by October 15. Send application and support materials to the Dalton Cultural Council, 462 Main Street, Dalton, MA 01226.

Application deadline — October 15
Notification of disapproved applications — Late November through January 15th
Notification of approval — 15 days following the -date of disapproval notification
Reimbursement requests due — (60 days after event but no later than one year from approval notification)


Funding

Payments are made on a reimbursement basis only. Reimbursements generally take 8 to 10 weeks. Applicants are sent a reimbursement form to use for their payment request and a DCC feedback survey. Projects and payment requests need to be completed within one year of the final award notification. With permission of the council, progress or interim payments may be requested for the portion of the project that has been carried out. Final reimbursement will not be made until the project is completed.

Requests for project modifications and extensions beyond the grant period will be considered on a case-by-case basis and mus

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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