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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


Nathan Webster, Chair

10 Welcome Street
Haverhill, MA 01830-5699

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FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

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 Council will only fund one grant per organization or individual per grant season.

The following FOUR criteria MUST 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 (e.g. 10/21/2021 at Haverhill Historical Society) must be included in the application.
Confirmation letter from the local venue must be provided with application.

General guidelines for Haverhill Cultural Council grants include:
All grants will be scored on a 100 point scale.
Grants do not exceed $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.
Marketing plan MUST include the Haverhill Cultural Council and Mass Cultural Council logos.
Marketing plan must include at least 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)
Grants are not expected to fully fund projects or field trips.
Clearly show all budgeted expenses and funding including non-monetary donations (time, labor, etc..) which are assisting you in the completion of your project.
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.

FY22 Local Guidelines

to be amended

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Wisteria Montessori, Inc. Boardwalk Block Party $2,505
Creative Haverhill, Inc. Haverhill Art Walk $2,500
Golden Hill School World map and us map painting $1,500
Hailey Moschella World AIDS Day $1,500
Creative Haverhill, Inc. Creating Space For Teen Voices Through Craftivism $738
YMCA of the North Shore, Inc. Science Wiz $1,500
Merrimack Valley Concert Band, Inc. Haverhill Summer Series with the Merrimack Valley Concert Band $400
Jared Katsiane Southie Then and Now – A Neighborhood Transformed $1,500
Bethany Community Services, Inc. Art Through the Eyes of Ages - Artist Cafe $2,000
Trustees of the John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead Poetic Justice $1,000
Haverhill YMCA There is a Y in Rhythmn! $1,500
Jessica Lynne Furtado Second Nature: Portraits of Resilience $500
Urban Village Montessori, Inc. Marigold Montessori Arts Project $1,050
Davis R. Bates III Celebrating the Season: Performance for Seniors $475
Guerilla Opera, Inc. Emergence: Season 16 $2,000
Catherine Marino After school art classes $1,000
Thomas E. Rull " A Musical Journey Through The Years" $375
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $300
MakeIT Haverhill Diversity and Love in Haverhill Mt Washington $1,800
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. HERITAGES ALIVE! Puppetry Making Workshop Days at Winnekenni! $500
Kirk Whipple Duo Pianists, Composers & Educators Whipple & Morales in Concert $825
Urban Bridges, Inc. ACAT Plus Moves Ahead in the Spring $1,200
Rita Parisi Women of '76 $450
Aliana de la Guardia Dirty Paloma Concert Series $1,600
Emily Czar Family Game Design Day $2,000
Haverhill Public Schools HPS Family Resource Center- Celebrating Culture and Literacy $2,000
Haverhill Community Development Department Historic signage $2,500
Stephen Lewis Stop Violence Against Women - An International Poster Exhibit $72
Team Haverhill, Inc. Team Haverhill's River Ruckus` $1,500
Jeff Grassie Kids Can Grow $2,000
Colombian Cultural Committee of the Merrimack Valley Celebrating & Saving The Amazonia Episode Two $1,200
helen duncan Art Installation $2,500
Kevin L. Angulo Mural in Downtown Haverhill $1,800
Creative Haverhill, Inc. Pop-Up Community Art Experiences $2,015

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