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Easton Cultural Council

Our Council strives to encourage community members to expand the arts, humanities and sciences and to let them know the availability of grants to help them get off the ground with projects that will enhance the culture of the community.

Contact


eastonculturalcouncil@gmail.com
508-230-0510
https://massculturalcouncil.org/local-council/easton/

Address
Easton Town Offices
136 Elm Street
Easton, MA 02356-1463

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation

$14,500

FY24 Local Priorities

Our Council will prioritize grant applications that encourage community members to expand the arts, humanities and sciences and specifically grants that cater to unmet cultural needs within Easton. Preference will be given to performances, events, artists and organizations based in Easton or those that demonstrate a strong influence on and participation of Easton residents. We support local public programs that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in Easton.

POLICY FOR OUTSTANDING GRANTS
After 12 months from the date of notification of their grant approval, if the Easton Cultural Council has not received the entire reimbursement paperwork for the approved project, the grant can be subject to forfeiture and may jeopardize future funding.

COUNCIL PRIORITIES

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants can be:
1. Arts, humanities or interpretive science organizations.
2. Individuals including artists, science educators, historians, writers or other humanists, parents, community members, etc.
3. 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.
4. Proposals must state a performance date, confirmed artist and venue to be considered.
5. No more than one application may be submitted on behalf of each organization per fiscal year.
6. Preference will be given to performances, events, artists and organizations based in Easton or those that demonstrate a strong influence on and participation of Easton residents.

FUNDING PRIORITIES
The purpose of the Easton Cultural Council is to support local public programs that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in Easton.

TIMELINE
Applications must be received by the deadline set by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and submitted online at https://www.mass-culture.org/Easton

FUNDING
1. Payments are made on a reimbursement basis only. Funds are provided for projects taking place from July of the current year until December of the following year.
2. Reimbursements may take 8 to 10 weeks.
3. Applicants will receive a reimbursement form to be used for the payment request. Final reimbursement will not be made until the project is completed. This form can also be accessed through this link: https://www.massculturalcouncil.org/contracts/lccreim.pdf
4. Reimbursement requests must include proof that the project occurred as approved.
5. Due to limited funding from the state, the Council may award only partial amounts.
6. Reimbursement requests must be submitted within 1 year from the date of the approval notification.
7. If your organization is denied and you feel that the decision was in error, there is an appeal process. The information regarding this process will be included with the denial letter.

GRANT MODIFICATION POLICY
Any changes made to an approved grant application must be submitted to the Easton Cultural Council in writing (email to eastonculturalcouncil@gmail.com or send hard copy to 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA, 02356) for approval. Such changes include modifications to the following:
• Date of the proposed project
• Location of the proposed project
• Vendors/performers
• Cancellation of project

Changes to an approved grant application could result in a re-evaluation of the application. After review, the Council will inform the applicant of their decision to approve or deny the modified application.

ADVERTISING
All advertising for a funded project must acknowledge the support of the Easton Cultural Council by a written or verbal credit statement or by use of the Massachusetts Cultural Council logo available from the MCC website – massculturalcouncil.org. Failure to do so may jeopardize future funding.

If a social media platform is used it is strongly suggested that the information be shared with the Easton Cultural Council’s social media pages https://www.facebook.com/EastonCulturalCouncil

More information is available at https://massculturalcouncil.org/communities/local-cultural-council-program/.

FY24 Local Guidelines

Our Council will prioritize grant applications that encourage community members to expand the arts, humanities and sciences and specifically grants that cater to unmet cultural needs within Easton. Preference will be given to performances, events, artists and organizations based in Easton or those that demonstrate a strong influence on and participation of Easton residents. We support local public programs that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in Easton.

POLICY FOR OUTSTANDING GRANTS
After 12 months from the date of notification of their grant approval, if the Easton Cultural Council has not received the entire reimbursement paperwork for the approved project, the grant can be subject to forfeiture and may jeopardize future funding.

COUNCIL PRIORITIES

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants can be:
1. Arts, humanities or interpretive science organizations.
2. Individuals including artists, science educators, historians, writers or other humanists, parents, community members, etc.
3. 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.
4. Proposals must state a performance date, confirmed artist and venue to be considered.
5. No more than one application may be submitted on behalf of each organization per fiscal year.
6. Preference will be given to performances, events, artists and organizations based in Easton or those that demonstrate a strong influence on and participation of Easton residents.

FUNDING PRIORITIES
The purpose of the Easton Cultural Council is to support local public programs that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in Easton.

TIMELINE
Applications must be received by the deadline set by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and submitted online at https://www.mass-culture.org/Easton

FUNDING
1. Payments are made on a reimbursement basis only. Funds are provided for projects taking place from July of the current year until December of the following year.
2. Reimbursements may take 8 to 10 weeks.
3. Applicants will receive a reimbursement form to be used for the payment request. Final reimbursement will not be made until the project is completed. This form can also be accessed through this link: https://www.massculturalcouncil.org/contracts/lccreim.pdf
4. Reimbursement requests must include proof that the project occurred as approved.
5. Due to limited funding from the state, the Council may award only partial amounts.
6. Reimbursement requests must be submitted within 1 year from the date of the approval notification.
7. If your organization is denied and you feel that the decision was in error, there is an appeal process. The information regarding this process will be included with the denial letter.

GRANT MODIFICATION POLICY
Any changes made to an approved grant application must be submitted to the Easton Cultural Council in writing (email to eastonculturalcouncil@gmail.com or send hard copy to 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA, 02356) for approval. Such changes include modifications to the following:
• Date of the proposed project
• Location of the proposed project
• Vendors/performers
• Cancellation of project

Changes to an approved grant application could result in a re-evaluation of the application. After review, the Council will inform the applicant of their decision to approve or deny the modified application.

ADVERTISING
All advertising for a funded project must acknowledge the support of the Easton Cultural Council by a written or verbal credit statement or by use of the Massachusetts Cultural Council logo available from the MCC website – massculturalcouncil.org. Failure to do so may jeopardize future funding.

If a social media platform is used it is strongly suggested that the information be shared with the Easton Cultural Council’s social media pages https://www.facebook.com/EastonCulturalCouncil

More information is available at https://massculturalcouncil.org/communities/local-cultural-council-program/.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Ames Free Library of Easton, Inc. Dinoman - Dinosaurs! $475
Applefield, Janet Combating Hate and Prejudice $350
Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Inc. Brockton Symphony Orchestra (BrSO) - 2023-2024 Season: New Beginnings $619
Carmichael, Cynthia Following the Seasons at Sheep Pasture $350
Christ Congregational Church Arts & Music at Christ Church $400
DeYeso, Betty Country, Rock & Oldies Day with Bak-ta-Bak $250
Easton Community Access Television ECAT, Inc. Hockomock Film Festival $500
Easton Lions Club, Inc. Easton Lions Holiday Festival Music $1,500
Eversley, Jamaal Slam Theatre at RTIEC $200
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. Craft for Kids $350
Gillman, Jackson Winter Wonders $350
Israel, Yoron Jazz in the Sanctuary - South Shore $600
Jubilate Chorale, Inc. A Seriously Fun Holiday Concert $500
Leff, Alex Cycle of Memory $200
M.M.A.S., Inc. Easton Council on Aging Partnership with Mass Arts Center Music/Arts Festival $500
MUSIC Dance.edu I am Autistic I am Fantastic -- The Musical $200
Mass Audubon Metro South Region Conservation and Wildlife in your Neighborhood $350
Natural Resources Trust of Easton, Inc. NRT's Harvest and Craft Fair $1,000
NoteAble Blend Chorus NoteAble Blend Acapella Concert $400
Raising Multicultural Kids, Inc. Diversity in Classroom Leadership and Literature (DCLL) $2,000
Sharon Community Chamber Orchestra, Inc. Easton Chamber Music Festival $400
Sheehan, Joanne The Loft Ukulele Ensemble & Band $500
Shovel Town Cultural District Multicultural Artist Performance $1,000
South Shore Children's Chorus, Corp. South Shore Children's Chorus 2023/2024 $700
The Easton Music Parents Organization, Inc. 2500.00 $1,000
York, Matt Matt York - Songs & Stories: Willie Nelson $500


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