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Lenox Cultural Council

The Lenox Cultural Council, with funding from the Mass. Cultural Council and the Town of Lenox, awards grants to organizations and individuals to help underwrite projects, programs and events in the arts, humanities and sciences in order to foster a rich cultural life for Lenox residents. We are committed to supporting the work of local artists, cultural institutions, schools and other groups with a focus on making cultural activities accessible and engaging to all. New and innovative project, including virtual, are encouraged. Applications that provide free or low cost programs/events will be given priority. The Council is pleased to award funding to programs that fit within the above criteria and that of the Mass. Cultural Council, to the extent the State allocation allows.

Contact

Arlene D. Schiff
lenoxculturalcouncil@townoflenox.com
413-281-3249

Address
Town Hall
6 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240-2730

FY22 Allocation

$5,100

FY22 Local Priorities

1) Underwrite projects, programs and events in the arts, humanities and sciences in order to foster a rich and cultural life for Lenox residents.

2) Support the work of local artists, cultural institutions, school and other groups with a focus on making cultural activities accessible and engaging to all.

3) New and innovative projects, including virtual, are encouraged.

4) Applications that provide free or low cost programs/events will be given priority

5) 2019 Community survey feedback suggested focus be on Community-wide
gatherings: festivals, concerts, plays; Arts education in the schools; Projects celebrating local history, cultural diversity and Nature, science and environmental education projects.

6) 2019 Community survey feedback suggested funding focus on programs/events that benefit families, low-income, teens, seniors and immigrant communities

7) If you are not a Berkshire-based potential grantee, please note in your application a Berkshire-based organization you have partnered with for your program/event

8) If your program is on-going, please provide information on the number of Lenox residents you served in the last 3 years

9) The Lenox Cultural Council logo must be used in all advertising materials for any project the LCC has funded. Those who fail to do so may be ineligible to receive subsequent funding. The LCC logo is available in several formats.

FY22 Local Guidelines

– Town based applicants are given preference over those from out of town.
– Priority will be given to projects and programs that benefit the Lenox community.
– Preference is given to applications that are clear and specific about the activities that are being proposed.
– New applications and innovative proposals are encouraged, but the applicant must have a sponsor or venue.
– Council funds are not intended as the sole source of funding on projects, we encourage applicants to seek additional funding support for their programs and projects.

– The Cultural Council does NOT fund administrative costs for salaried staff, support staff or volunteers, fund-raising projects or food and beverages.
– F140Applications must have a postmark of October 15th and must be typed, complete and signed. Please submit one complete application.G140

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Lenox Library Something's Fishy! $450
The Stockbridge Sinfonia, Inc. Sinfonia: Celebration of 50 Years of Community Music $500
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $280
Nutshell Playhouse, Inc. Nutshell Playhouse at Ventfort Hall $200
SculptureNow SculptureNow @ The Mount 2022 $500
Pittsfield Shakespeare, Inc. Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park $500
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Indigenous Peoples: We are Still Here $500
Marney Schorr Arts in Recovery for Youth $500
Mary Jo D. Maichack The Lake of the Croaking Frogs--Storytelling, Story Strolling in the Nature of Lenox $400
Cantilena Chamber Choir Corporation All County Choir Sing $500
WAM Theatre, Inc. WAM Theatre’s 2022 Season and Community Engagement program $500
Music in Common, Inc. The Black Legacy Project $500
Shakespeare & Company, Inc. 2022 Fall Festival of Shakespeare $750
Lenox Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Winterland Tree Walk $250
Berkshire Music School, Inc. 2022 Lenox Loves Music $1,000
Robert Zammarchi Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends $400
Michelle Marroquin Live Music & Dance at The Mount $272
Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Inc. Explore the fauna, flora and cultural history of Kennedy Park Hike $400
Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Inc. Trio Candela with the Berkshire Rhythm Keepers at the Lenox Artswalk $600
Jenny Dube The Catnip Junkies: Live! From The Lenox Dining Terrace $272
Greenagers, Inc. Greenagers' Education and Stewardship $500
Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries Nature in your Neighborhood $400

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