Dartmouth Cultural Council
Dartmouth Cultural Council (DCC) funds programs that promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the Arts, Humanities and Interpretive Sciences to improve the quality of life for Dartmouth residents. DCC strives to fund a wide variety of programs that serve all residents from toddlers to senior citizens. DCC ensures that Dartmouth’s share of Massachusetts Cultural Council funds are administered fairly and in the best interests of the community.
25 Gaffney Road
South Dartmouth, MA 02748-1008
FY23 Local Priorities
The Dartmouth Cultural Council welcomes diverse applications for creative projects in the broad fields of arts, humanities and sciences* that significantly benefit all Dartmouth residents, including programs benefiting school-age children and the elderly.
The Council encourages projects that address underserved communities including BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) communities, individuals with disabilities, and low-income communities.
*refer to the “Local Cultural Council – Program Guidelines” for definitions of arts, humanities and sciences as they apply to the DCC application process.
FY23 Local Guidelines
The Council will use the following guidelines in reviewing applications:
• Projects taking place in Dartmouth’s neighboring towns will be considered, however applicants are requested to estimate the number of Dartmouth residents to be served by the project.
• Applicants must include a letter or other signed form of confirmation from your venue, local sponsor or host organization verifying the location of your project or performance.
• The Council encourages applicants to solicit additional funds and usually does not fund the same applicant for more than three (3) consecutive years. The Council will consider funding applicants beyond the third year if their proposal demonstrates growth, innovation or a new initiative.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Bates III, Davis R.||Two Library Summer Reading Performances||$575||Chace, Karen A.||Carving Out Your Story||$300||Co-Creative Center, Inc.||Co Creative Sessions||$1,000||Dartmouth Cultural Center, Inc.||Art Exhibitions||$1,380||Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust, Inc.||Trail Crew Tools||$700||Edgecomb, Diane||Interactive Summer Reading Performance for Families||$600||Evans, Midori||Artists Share!||$1,000||MUSIC Dance.edu||Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors!||$280||New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc.||Go, Go, Go! New Bedford Festival Theatre's Summer Academy 2023||$1,000||New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc.||Helping Dartmouth Students “Ease On Down the Road” to New Bedford Festival Theatre’s The Wiz: Funding Transportation Costs for a Student Matinee Opportunity||$750||New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc.||Histories and Mysteries: Local Fishing History and Global Fishing Mythology||$500||New Bedford Museum and Art Center, Inc.||On the Road to Creativity at YOUR Library!||$750||Old Dartmouth Historical Society||Whales Today and History on the Hill Programs||$800||Paskamansett Bird Club||Paskamansett Bird Club's 60th Anniversary Family Day||$500||Practice Best Practice, Inc.||Practice Best Practice Workshops||$600||Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, Inc.||Shakespeare in New Bedford 2023 - The Tempest||$1,000||Seaglass Theater Company, Inc.||The Tragedy of Carmen||$500||Soule Homestead Education Center||Music at Soule Homestead||$500||South Coast Artists, Inc.||South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour 2023||$1,000||South Coast Children's Chorus||Spreading Joy Through Singing||$700||SouthCoast Children's Theatre, Inc.||SCCT Presents The Addams Family Musical||$1,000||The Art Drive||The Art Drive 2023||$1,000||The Greater New Bedford Choral Society, Inc.||Greater New Bedford Choral Society's 2022-23 Season||$1,200||Tri-County Music Association, Inc.||Complimentary Senior Tickets||$200||Your Theatre, Inc.||11th Annual New Bedford JazzFest||$1,300|