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Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council

Please note that only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council Local Guidelines:

PROGRAM PURPOSE AND REVIEW CRITERIA:
The purpose of the Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure these resources are shared within the towns of Hardwick and New Braintree. The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities. We support a broad variety of art forms, environmental education projects, collaborative proposals that bring together artists and other types of organizations, local cultural groups, and projects that serve specific populations � disabled, veterans, youth, elders and low-income.

Applications are evaluated in terms of several review criteria:
o approved applicants will receive conditional approval providing they obtain a Letter of Support from the sponsor 2 weeks before the event
o artistic or creative merit
o virtual activities that engages the audience via a streaming platform is acceptable
o help with operating support to grantee allowing more responsive, flexible support
o dedication and track record of the individuals and organizations involved

Proposals from schools and libraries must not request support for activities that should be or used to be part of the municipal budget (i.e., teacher salaries, classroom supplies, school-sponsored clubs and organizations, library books/videos, etc.). Enrichment projects utilizing outside professionals are allowed. Hardwick & New Braintree-based applicants are given preference over those from out of town. The council will carefully scrutinize repeated requests; such proposals should show other sources of support to show the project is not dependent solely on council funding.

ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants can be: arts, humanities or interpretive science organizations; individuals, science educators, historians or other humanists, parents, community members, etc.; community organizations including 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.

FUNDING:
Payments are made on a reimbursement basis only. Reimbursements generally take 2 to 4 weeks. Applicants are sent a reimbursement form to use for their payment request. In addition, applicants must submit a completed program evaluation form with their reimbursement request.

Last update on 11/13/2020

Contact

Maureen Tobin, Chair
maureentobin1969@gmail.com
617-515-2001

Address
126 Main Street
Ware, MA 01082-1300

FY22 Allocation

$10,600

FY22 Local Priorities

Please note that only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council Funding Priorities:

The Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council gathers input from the community every three years and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. The Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council only gives grants to applicants that have secured a local venue and the program has a strong community benefit. We try to fund a variety of programs that reach a wide age and interest range.

Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council Local Guidelines:

PROGRAM PURPOSE AND REVIEW CRITERIA:

The purpose of the Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure these resources are shared within the towns of Hardwick and New Braintree. The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities. We support a broad variety of art forms, environmental education projects, collaborative proposals that bring together artists and other types of organizations, local cultural groups, and projects that serve specific populations ? disabled, veterans, youth, elders and low-income.

Applications are evaluated in terms of several review criteria:

  • secured location and Letter of Support from that location
  • artistic or creative merit
  • project design
  • qualifications
  • dedication and track record of the individuals and organizations involved
  • physical accessibility of any facilities being used; and community benefit/involvement.

Proposals from schools and libraries must not request support for activities that should be or used to be part of the municipal budget (i.e., teacher salaries, classroom supplies, school-sponsored clubs and organizations, library books/videos, etc.). Enrichment projects utilizing outside professionals are allowed. Hardwick and New Braintree-based applicants are given preference over those from out of town. The council will carefully scrutinize repeated requests; such proposals should show other sources of support to show the project is not dependent solely on council funding.

ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants can be: arts, humanities or interpretive science organizations; individuals including artists, science educators, historians or other humanists, parents, community members, etc.; 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.

FUNDING:

Payments are made on a reimbursement basis only. Reimbursements generally take 4 to 6 weeks. Applicants are sent a reimbursement form to use for their payment request. In addition, applicants must submit a completed program evaluation form with their reimbursement request.

Last update on 10/1/2020

FY22 Local Guidelines

PROGRAM PURPOSE AND REVIEW CRITERIA :

The purpose of the Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure these resources are shared within the towns of Hardwick and New Braintree. The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities. We support a broad variety of art forms, environmental education projects, collaborative proposals that bring together artists and other types of organizations, local cultural groups, and projects that serve specific populations — youth, elders, low-income, disabled.

Applications are evaluated in terms of several review criteria: artistic or creative merit; project design; qualifications, dedication and track record of the individuals and organizations involved; physical accessibility of any facilities being used; and community benefit/involvement. Proposals from schools and libraries must not request support for activities that should be or used to be part of the municipal budget (i.e., teacher salaries, classroom supplies, school-sponsored clubs and organizations, library books/videos, etc.). Enrichment projects utilizing outside professionals are allowed. Hardwick and New Braintree-based applicants are given preference over those from out of town. The council will carefully scrutinize repeated requests; such proposals should show other sources of support to show the project is not dependent solely on council funding.

ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants can be: arts, humanities or interpretive science organizations; individuals including artists, science educators, historians or other humanists, parents, community members, etc.; 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.

TIMELINE:

Completed applications must be received or postmarked by October 15. Send application and support materials to the Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council, 200 Unitas Road, New Braintree, MA 01531.

Application deadline — October 15
Notification of disapproved applications — November 21
Notification of approval — January
Reimbursement requests due — (one year from approval notification)

APPLICATION PROCESS:

All applications must be typed or word processed. The application form can be completed and printed out at www.massculturalcouncil.org/applications/lccapp.html. The local libraries all have Internet access. 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 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. Describe the project and any collaborators, and address the review criteria. The budget is divided into Project Expenses and Revenue (income). These must equal. You can include in-kind donations, that is, services, materials or facilities which are provided at no cash cost to you. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want materials returned. Completed applications must be received by mail at 200 Unitas Road, New Braintree, MA 01531 by October 15, or be postmarked with that date.

FUNDING:

Payments are made on a reimbursement basis only. Reimbursements generally take 4 to 6 weeks. Applicants are sent a reimbursement form to use for their payment request. In addition, applicants must submit a completed program evaluation form with their reimbursement request. Projects and payment request

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