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Haverhill Cultural Council

The Haverhill Cultural Council is an LCC (Local Cultural Council) that is made up of volunteers appointed by Mayor James J. Fiorentini and is part of the largest grass roots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community based projects in the arts, humanities and sciences annually. The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts citizen. LCC projects take place in schools, community centers, libraries, elder care facilities and wherever communities come together

Contact

John Hassan, Chair
haverhill.grants@gmail.com
978-374-2388
https://massculturalcouncil.org/local-council/haverhill/

Address
10 Welcome Street
Haverhill, MA 01830-5699

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation

$53,900

FY24 Local Priorities

Council Priorities
Get more information about council priorities from our local guidelines document.
Haverhill Cultural Council Funding Priorities

The Haverhill Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback.

The Haverhill Cultural Council will give priority to projects that generate:

Community support and involvement

Documented experience that leads the Council to believe the applicant has the support and ability to complete the project

Projects that offer cultural diversity to our community (cultural here refers to arts, humanities and interpretive sciences)

Promotion of a mix of opportunities to reach and engage all ages, ethnicities, races, genders, abilities, and demographics

The presentation of the City of Haverhill in a positive, respectful, and inviting way that entices people from outside the community to experience what Haverhill has to offer

In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following:

How well the program meets our local priorities

Financial plan

Demonstrated planning abilities

The following criteria should be met to qualify for a Haverhill Cultural Council Grant:

All projects (other than field trips) must take place within the city of Haverhill and be sponsored by a Haverhill resident or business.

Field trips must enhance the experience of Haverhill students in the areas of the Arts, Humanities or Interpretive Sciences.

A specific date and venue/location (e.g. August 6, 2022, 12 – 6, G.A.R. Park, Main Street, Haverhill) must be included in the application.

A Marketing plan that includes three of the following five areas:
Website (include link)
Social media (include link)
Printed materials (brochures, flyers, posters, programs, etc.)
Broadcast media (radio/TV – list stations)
Newspaper
Council Guidelines
General guidelines for Haverhill Cultural Council grants include:

All grants will be scored on a 100 point scale.

Grants are capped at $3,000.

Not all grant requests can be fulfilled at 100%. Our scoring process, using the above criteria, allows us to provide meaningful funding to as many applicants as possible.

Credit MUST be given to both the Mass Cultural Council and the Haverhill Cultural Council using proper logos

Grants are not expected to fully fund projects or field trips.

Non-monetary donations must be listed as in-kind matches on your budget.

Tickets, travel, chaperones, guide fees all will be considered on field trip grant applications.

Capital expenditure requests will be considered with appropriate supporting documentation.

Weighted consideration is given to new projects or field trips over those that have been funded within the last three years.

Grant monies cannot be used to pay for food.

FY24 Local Guidelines

Council Priorities
Get more information about council priorities from our local guidelines document.
Haverhill Cultural Council Funding Priorities

The Haverhill Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback.

The Haverhill Cultural Council will give priority to projects that generate:

Community support and involvement

Documented experience that leads the Council to believe the applicant has the support and ability to complete the project

Projects that offer cultural diversity to our community (cultural here refers to arts, humanities and interpretive sciences)

Promotion of a mix of opportunities to reach and engage all ages, ethnicities, races, genders, abilities, and demographics

The presentation of the City of Haverhill in a positive, respectful, and inviting way that entices people from outside the community to experience what Haverhill has to offer

In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following:

How well the program meets our local priorities

Financial plan

Demonstrated planning abilities

The following criteria should be met to qualify for a Haverhill Cultural Council Grant:

All projects (other than field trips) must take place within the city of Haverhill and be sponsored by a Haverhill resident or business.

Field trips must enhance the experience of Haverhill students in the areas of the Arts, Humanities or Interpretive Sciences.

A specific date and venue/location (e.g. August 6, 2022, 12 – 6, G.A.R. Park, Main Street, Haverhill) must be included in the application.

A Marketing plan that includes three of the following five areas:
Website (include link)
Social media (include link)
Printed materials (brochures, flyers, posters, programs, etc.)
Broadcast media (radio/TV – list stations)
Newspaper
Council Guidelines
General guidelines for Haverhill Cultural Council grants include:

All grants will be scored on a 100 point scale.

Grants are capped at $3,000.

Not all grant requests can be fulfilled at 100%. Our scoring process, using the above criteria, allows us to provide meaningful funding to as many applicants as possible.

Credit MUST be given to both the Mass Cultural Council and the Haverhill Cultural Council using proper logos

Grants are not expected to fully fund projects or field trips.

Non-monetary donations must be listed as in-kind matches on your budget.

Tickets, travel, chaperones, guide fees all will be considered on field trip grant applications.

Capital expenditure requests will be considered with appropriate supporting documentation.

Weighted consideration is given to new projects or field trips over those that have been funded within the last three years.

Grant monies cannot be used to pay for food.
Does your council make direct grants or reimbursement based grants?
Learn more about how you can pay grantees up front to promote equity and access by reading the LCC Program Guidelines.
Direct Grants

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bates III, Davis R. Celebrating the Season: A Halloween Harvest $500
Brown, Edward Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame Book $1,000
Colombian Cultural Committee of the Merrimack Valley Sounds of Harpiness and Folklore $3,000
Creative Haverhill, Inc. Haverhill Art Walk $3,000
Creative Haverhill, Inc. Mas Fuertes Unidos – Latinx Community Art Show $2,700
Creative Haverhill, Inc. Cogswell Community Programs $3,000
Czar, Emily Haverhill iHub Game Design Studio $1,000
Doyon, Cassandra M. Mosiac Mural $1,500
East Parish Meeting House East Parish Meeting House, Grounds & Building Maintenance $1,000
Fine and Performing Arts Department, Haverhill Public Schools Purchase and Installation of Clay Storage Unit, Haverhill High School Ceramics Studio $2,000
Haverhill Community Television Corp. HC Media Night at the Movies Series $3,000
Haverhill Community Television Corp. HC Media Professional Course Series $2,700
Haverhill Garden Club Edible Avenue on the Bradford Rail Trail Extension $3,000
Haverhill Public Schools Sound System for Production JG Whittier $1,500
Haverhill YMCA Teen Art Nights $2,000
Hurlbut, Steven M. Jumpin' Juba Senior Concert $360
Kirouac, Daniel Creeque Alley: A Tribute to American Folk Music and 60s folk-rock $450
MUSE, Inc. Musical Visits for Seniors $1,000
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! -- a dance series $750
MUSIC Dance.edu I am Autistic I am Fantastic -- The Musical $580
Maloney, Scott I AM ... $600
Mannheimer, Catherine An Introduction to Personal Healing Arts for Teens: How Your Art Can Help You $500
Marino, Catherine After School Art Classes & Summer Art Camps $1,500
Merrimack Valley Concert Band, Inc. Summer Series Merrimack Valley Concert Band $750
New Moon Coffeehouse, Inc Blues and More - Two Fall Shows at the New Moon $2,000
Newman, Howard Music for Seniors $375
Polvere, Elizabeth Paint Shoe City: First Nations Commemoration $2,064
Public Media of New England, Inc. Win For Breakfast Arts and Culture Segment $3,000
Rull, Thomas E. "A Musical Journey Through the Years" $450
Sarkhel, Surya Immigrant Story and Poetry Nights $360
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Inc. Juneteenth Celebration $1,500
Team Haverhill, Inc. Art Walk at the Bradford Rail Trail Extension $3,000
The Delvena Theatre Company Nun of This and Nun of That! $670
The Delvena Theatre Company Meet Julia Child! $650
Trustees of the John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead Open House Weekend and Art Show $1,700
Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill World AIDS Day Haverhill 2024 $2,000
Urban Bridges, Inc. Multilingual Summer Music Theatre $1,250
Urban Village Montessori, Inc. Blossoming with the Arts $500
Waterman, Jon Live Music Making History Live $450
Wisteria Montessori, Inc. Boardwalk Block Party $2,000
Wisteria Montessori, Inc. Cultural Story Baskets $1,200
Young Men's Christian Association of the North Shore, Inc. Electric 101 $1,500
the Wizard, Ed Magic for Seniors $450


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