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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 Funding Priorities:
The purpose of the Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure that 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 variety of art forms, science and the humanities that serve a broad population such as youth, adults, disabled veterans, elderly and low income.
Applications are evaluated in terms of several review criteria:

• Applicants must be from Massachusetts and preference is shown to those grantees from Hardwick and New Braintree;
• The Council only gives grants to applicants who have secured a local venue, which can be in Hardwick, New Braintree, Barre (Listening Wellness Center, Senior Center) or Ware (Workshop13), otherwise your approval is conditional;
• Applicants must have a Local Sponsor; a Letter of Support and a date for your event;
• The venue must be physically accessible;
• Dedication and track record;
• Applicant’s ability to carry out the project as proposed;
• Costs for refreshments and transportation will not be funded; and
• The Council must be informed ASAP if you need to postpone the date of your event to the new date, time and place.

Proposals from schools and libraries cannot 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.), and we cannot fund Capital Expenditures.
The Council will carefully scrutinize repeated grant proposals as we prefer not to fund the same programs year-after-year, but rather to reflect diversity in grant awards. Proposals should show other sources of support to show the project is not dependent solely on Council funding.

The Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council supports:
• Projects in all art forms;
• Programs that demonstrate comprehensive planning;
• Programs that show evidence of marketing strategies; and
• Programs that promote interaction between the artist and audience.

All published material and announcements regarding programs supported by the Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council must include the credit statement “This program was supported in part by a grant from the Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.” and needs to include the MCC logo found on the MCC website.
Requests for extensions beyond the grant period will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted in writing no later than one year from the date of your approval letter. The Council will review and vote on the request and notify applicants in writing of its decision.
Every three years the Council gathers input from our communities and develops funding priorities based on community feedback.

Cultural Council Members:
Elizabeth Buck ebuck323@gmail.com
Lisa Condit lkcondit@gmail.com
Jenna Garvey jennag11@yahoo.com
Jessica Geary jkgeary@eaglehill.school
Kate Reavey rkate326@aol.com
Peggy Thompson pthompsonnb@gmail.com
Maureen Tobin maureentobin1969@gmail.com

Contact

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

Address
PO Box 4
45 Petersham Road
Hardwick, MA 01037-9713

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

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Mary Jo D. Maichack In the Wee Small Hours Cabaret Show $675
Andrew Harms Folk, Jazz, and Film Music for Trumpet and Piano $600
Gregory Maichack Jellyfish: How to Pastel Paint $519
The Athol Historical Society, Inc. Uniquely Quabbin magazine $250
Hardwick Historical Society, Inc. Hardwick Ghost Walk $735
John A. Root Edible Wild Plants of the Northeast $500
Friends of the Stone Church, Inc. Concerts at the Stone Church Despite Hard Times $1,500
Davis R. Bates III A Workshop for Adults and a Performance for Families $800
Listening, The Barre Integrated Health Center, Inc. Youth Enrichment Programming $500
Henry Lappen Henry the Juggler Performance $450
Jay Mankita Maker Space Build-Along: Chain Reactions! $600
Listening, The Barre Integrated Health Center, Inc. Yoga and Stress Management for Adults and Seniors $500
New Braintree Public Library Animal Adventures Traveling Program $355
St. Aloysius Catholic School Birds of Prey Presentation $350
St. Aloysius Catholic School Field Trip to Old Sturbridge Village $1,100
Hardwick Elementary School Tanglewood Marionettes $1,200
Roger L. Tincknell Ireland to America $500
Gilbertville Public Library Book Talk & Walk with Lynda Mapes $215
St. Aloysius Catholic School Buyer Beware $325
Town of Hardwick "The Witness Tree" Community Read and Book Talk & Walk with Lynda Mapes $215
Friends of New Braintree Library Book Talk and Walk with Lynda Mapes $215
Friends of New Braintree Library Nature Program with Mass Audubon $150

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