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The Fairhaven Cultural Council participates in the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Direct Grants system. Direct Grants enable LCCs to process grant monies upfront, rather than waiting until after the grantee completes their project.

The council will make grant money immediately available in full to grantees once their projects have been approved and the council receives all required paperwork from the grantee. Upon completion of your program, you will be required to submit a final report to the Local Cultural Council verifying that your project adhered to the proposal, local and state guidelines, and provides proof of properly crediting the LCC and the MCC in all publicity.

Please read the full Direct Grant System Guidelines at
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Sharon Dorian

Town Hall
40 Center Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719-2995

Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities


– Priority will be given to first-time applicants in Fairhaven
– Successful proposals will demonstrate a clear benefit to Fairhaven residents
– Priority will be given to grants for programs or projects that take place in and/or are specifically related to the culture and history of Fairhaven

FY23 Local Guidelines

– Time Line: This council funds projects taking place during the calendar year (Jan. 2023-Dec. 2023). The grant application period begins Sept. 1st. Applications must be submitted online by Oct. 15th, 2021.
– Non-dependency Policy: The council encourages applicants to solicit additional funds and usually limits applicants to 3 consecutive years of funding for the same project.
– Field Trip Grants: The council accepts applications for field trips from all eligible groups (schools, non-profit organizations, etc.). Ticket and transportation costs are considered.
– All grant recipients and denials will be notified in writing by the end of December.
– Grant recipients will be expected to submit itemized receipts showing that grant monies were used for appropriate expenses.

– Application are available online.
– Include a letter from your venue, local sponsor or host organization verifying the location of your project or performance.
– Specify a projected date for the event, project or performance. Optional- Support Materials: Support material includes any media or printed material, publicity, reviews, photos, resumes, letters of support from sponsors, etc.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bates III, Davis R. Celebrating the Season: A Performance for Seniors $500
Butts, Elizabeth Bagpipe Informative Performance $200
Dworkin, Motoko Origami Storigami $500
Hurlbut, Steven M. Jumpin' Juba Senior Concert $350
Ingoldsby, Joseph Cooke Memorial Park Basin Garden $500
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $450
M.O.L.I.F.E., Inc. Field Trip to Boston Science Museum $1,500
New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc. Go, Go, Go! New Bedford Festival Theatre's Summer Academy 2023 $1,200
New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc. Helping Fairhaven Students “Ease On Down the Road” to New Bedford Festival Theatre’s The Wiz: Funding Transportation Costs for a Student Matinee Opportunity $2,100
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. Histories and Mysteries: Local Fishing History and Global Fishing Mythology $500
North Fairhaven Improvement Association, Inc. Music Night in the Gazebo $500
Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whales Today and History on the Hill Programs $800
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
South Coast Children's Chorus Spreading Joy Through Singing $800
SouthCoast Children's Theatre, Inc. SCCT Presents "The Addams Family Musical" $1,000
Thomas, Patricia The Uncommon Lunch Presents Winter and Spring Shorts, a Collection of Short Plays $500
Town of Fairhaven Intergenerational Art Club $500
Your Theatre, Inc. 11th Annual New Bedford JazzFest $1,250

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on June 7, 2023 at 12:49 PM UTC
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