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Hudson Cultural Council

Hudson Cultural Council Mission:

To support and enhance Hudson’s diverse heritage and cultural opportunities by supporting activities that enrich the lives of Hudson residents of all ages.

At the HCC, we begin preparing for the grant cycle several months before any applications are reviewed by gathering input from the community. Learning about what the Hudson community values and needs helps to shape our local guidelines and priorities, and ensures that we (the HCC) have the information we need to make informed grant decisions.

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Hudson Town Hall
78 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749-2193

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

HCC Funding Priorities:

1. Maximum impact (largest number of Hudson residents of all ages served, including the ratio of dollars spent to the number served).
2. Preference given to grants serving Hudson residents, and to programming by Hudson-based organizations and institutions. This could include but is not limited to the arts, nature, science and environmental education projects.
3. Community-wide events including, but not limited to art in public spaces, concerts, festivals, art shows, etc.
4. Programs which take place inside the town of Hudson.
5. Programs supporting diversity in the Hudson community.
6. Collaborative projects between local cultural groups and community organizations.
7. First-time applicants and new projects.
8. Applicant’s track record: Project was completed according to the original grant application and required paperwork was submitted in a timely manner.

Additional Notes:
 Incomplete grant applications may be denied funding.
 Venue needs to be accessible to people with disabilities
 Grant received does not fund food at the event
 Applicant must be Massachusetts resident

FY24 Local Guidelines

Hudson Cultural Council Guidelines:

1. All applications for performances or exhibits must include the program date, confirmed venue, with a letter from a local sponsoring organization confirming the date and venue. A sponsoring organization is a person, group, or other entity that books, makes arrangements, and assumes responsibility for the performance, exhibit, or other types of programs. Sponsor letter should be on their letterhead.
2. The HCC does not directly book, make arrangements, or handle any logistics related to exhibits, performances or programs. Thus, a grant will not be considered for funding unless there is a local sponsor.
3. Performances must appeal and be accessible to the largest number of Hudson residents of all ages (e.g., accessibility to people with disabilities, cost of admission, etc.).
4. Applications which demonstrate widespread appeal to the Hudson community will be given preference.
5. Cultural Council Funds cannot be the sole source of funding for such programs.
6. Grant Agreement forms and W9 forms must be received by the HCC via post mail no later than December 31 in the year the award was given. The grant will be considered null and void and no monies awarded if the required paperwork is not received by December 31.
7. If for any reason the original project needs to be altered, the grantee must submit a written request to the HCC for its approval.
8. When a grant is awarded, but the project has not been completed for any reason, the funds must be returned to the HCC and if not, future grants will be denied.
9. If a grantee does not submit their final report and the required supporting documentation within the two-week framework after the completion of the project, future grants will be denied.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Assabet Valley Camera Club A Murmer in the Trees $100
Assabet Valley Camera Club HDR (High Dynamic Range) Imaging – “The Natural Look” $100
Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Market Music 2024 $500
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Inc. Assabet Valley Mastersingers Concert Season $1,099
Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest, Inc. Summer Brain Gain - Friday Film Festival $200
C.A. Farley Elementary School Science and Humanities Assemblies $3,050
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $400
Hudson Cultural Alliance, Inc. Hudson Armory Summer Series $3,500
Hudson Division of Recreation 2024 Summer Concert and Entertainment Series $3,825
Hudson High School Drama Society Mean Girls The Musical $4,550
Hudson Public Library Gifts We Can Barely Carry: Songs From JFK’s Ireland Trip $600
Hudson Public Library Animal Adventures for Kids and Families $705
Hudson Public Library Grooversity Bucket Drumming Workshop for Tweens and Teens! $350
Sounds of Stow, Inc. Sounds of Stow 2023-2024 Concert Season $300
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc. Fostering Inner Harmony: Integrating Arts of Meditation and Mindfulness for Holistic Healing $800

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