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Lakeville Arts Council

The mission of the Lakeville Arts Council (LAC) is to support and encourage the arts and culture within our community and surrounding communities. This is accomplished through the events we sponsor and organize completely through volunteerism. The largest event is the annual Lakeville Arts&Music Festival in it’s 17th year on October 1, 2022. At this rain or shine event we encourage the participation of young and old as artists, crafters, musicians, all other types of performers, local food vendors such as church organizations and other. We also provide space for non-profit entities to share information such as the Soule Homestead, Humane Society & Shelter South Coast, Nine Lives “No Kill” Cat Shelter, and the Kennedy-Donovan Center to mention a few. Municipal entity such as the Town Clerk participates to enable citizens to register to vote also participates in voting years. We also offer 3 free concerts on Tuesday evenings in July, plus a holiday gift and a craft event in December for crafters to participate and all shoppers. For other events please check our website.


346 Bedford Street
Lakeville, MA 02347-2150

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

The Lakeville Arts Council will give priority to projects that serve Lakeville youth, Lakeville elderly and/or the Lakeville community as a whole.

Projects MUST take place during the calendar year (January 2023 – December 2023).

In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
How well the program meets our local priorities as follows:
*Funding priority is given to Lakeville artists and organizations.
*Programs of artists or organizations outside Lakeville which will benefit Lakeville residents are also considered and will be asked to be scheduled
at the Lakeville Public Library through Library Director or Children’s Librarian and/or at the Senior Center through the Director or other Lakeville venues through the person in charge of such activities.
Required on application:
*Evidence of prior service and dedication of the applicant via a letter of recommendation(s).
*If teaching is involved, evidence of the craft/art/talent via images attached as supplemental materials and/or a listed website and/or link to view the evidence.
Required as attachment if the following applies:
*Demonstrate via a letter from the Lakeville venue –which is the preferable venue to use–that the performer, artist, organization has received prior approval to bring the program/craft/art/talent to a specific Lakeville venue. To write this on an application is not sufficient.

FY23 Local Guidelines

Funding prioirity is given to Lakeville artists & organizations. However, programs from artists and organizations outside Lakeville which will benefit Lakeville residents of all ages are considered.
Field trip applications are NOT considered.
All grant recipients are required to acknowledge support from the Lakeville Arts Council in publicity and verbally prior to the start of a program and to appropriately display the Lakeville Arts Council logo and the MCC logo during all publicity.This may require providing the Lakeville venue the information needed to properly display this acknowledgement in print…which you will get from the Lakeville Arts Council in your acceptance letter. The Lakeville venue may not necessarily have this information.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Easton Children's Museum, Inc. Finding Your Voice Through STEAM $300
Lakeville Council on Aging Barn Babies $250
Lakeville Council on Aging Hollybriar Bagpipes $350
Lakeville Council on Aging Pop up Art School-3D felted bird $200
Lakeville Council on Aging Bela Sarkozy, COA Thanksgiving Luncheon 2023 $200
Lakeville Council on Aging Tri-County Symphonic Band-4th of July celebration $300
Lakeville Historical Society, Inc. Journey into Native American Art $210
Lakeville Public Library Bryson Lang's Comedy Juggling Show $500
Lakeville Public Library The Awesome Robb Magic Show $600
Lakeville Public Library Mad Science: 3...2...1...Energize $325
Lakeville Public Library Toe Jam Puppet Band $500
Lakeville Public Library Balloons with Ed Popielarczyk $450
Lakeville Public Library Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy $400
Lakeville Public Library Trevor the Games Man/Stiltwalking $450
Lakeville Public Library The Highwaymen - Songs & Stories $400
Lakeville Public Library Noteable Blend Chorus $200
Lakeville Public Library Massachusetts' Art Revealed $200
Mayflower Camerata and Chamber Orchestra Schubert Symphony Premieres: Two "Unfinisheds" Finished $390
NoteAble Blend Chorus NoteAble Blend Acapella Concert $200
Parisi, Rita 1908 Tea $475
Soule Homestead Education Center Music at Soule Homestead $500
Theatre One Productions, Inc. Slice of Life New Works festival $300

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on April 1, 2023 at 12:41 PM UTC
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