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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.


Jim Sears

25 Gaffney Road
Dartmouth, MA 02748-1008

Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 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.

FY24 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

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Angeley, Jeffrey "New Sounds of Silents" silent films set to live music $900
Botelho, Alyssa Sweet Freedom $500
Dartmouth High School Black Student Union Celebrating Black History and Culture $400
Dartmouth Public Schools Building Belonging through Music $700
Gillman, Jackson A Mid-Winter Night's Dream $475
Ingoldsby, Joseph Dartmouth Heritage Trail Panels $350
Lewis - Parks, Andrew Lewis and Shea Presents “Songs and Stories of the American Folk Revival for Seniors.” $400
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! - a dance series $500
Martin, Tiffany Adult tap class $260
Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute, Inc. Transform 2024: Designing, Upcycling, and Making Public Art with Local Youth $1,023
New Bedford Ballet Foundation, Inc. Hansel & Gretel, Opera Meets Ballet $500
New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc. New Bedford Festival Theatre Summer Academy 2024 $1,000
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. Spotters, Strikers, and Swordfish $500
New Bedford Roots and Branches Festival New Bedford Roots and Branches $1,300
Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whales Today, Squid Dissections, and History on the Hill Programs $900
Practice Best Practice, Inc. Practice Best Practice Workshops $750
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, Inc. Shakespeare in New Bedford 2024 - Twelfth Night $1,200
Round The Bend Farm, Inc. Powwow 2024 $500
Seaglass Theater Company, Inc. Hansel and Gretel-Opera Meets Ballet $500
South Coast Artists, Inc. South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour 2024 $1,000
SouthCoast Children's Theatre, Inc. SCCT Presents "Finding Nemo Jr" $500
The Art Drive The Art Drive 2024 $1,000
The Greater New Bedford Choral Society, Inc. Greater New Bedford Choral Society's 2023-24 Season $1,200
Tincknell, Roger L. Beatles and Beyond $635
Winning, Nicole Mindfulness and Art for Incarcerated Individuals $1,500
Your Theatre, Inc. 12th Annual New Bedford JazzFest $1,300

Mass Cultural Council publishes updates daily. Last update was made on May 21, 2024 at 01:58 AM UTC
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