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Mansfield Local Cultural Council

The Mansfield Local Cultural Council (MLCC) is a grassroots complement to the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s centralized grant programs. MLCC volunteers annually review applications from individuals, schools, and organizations to fund concerts, field trips, performances, lectures, workshops, art installations and community celebration/festivals.

Our mission is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the areas of the arts, humanities and sciences in the Town of Mansfield.

Contact

Eileen Cusack, Chair
culturalcouncil@mansfieldma.com
508-261-8828

Address
Town Hall
6 Park Row
Mansfield, MA 02048-2433

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FY22 Allocation

$10,300

FY22 Local Priorities

Please note that only applications submitted online will be accepted. Applicants can access the online form by selecting the “apply now” button above. Applications must be completed by 11:59pm on Monday, October 15th.

Mansfield Local Cultural Council Guidelines:

Grant awards typically range between $100 to $750. Larger awards are given on occasion. With funds being limited, grant requests should not normally exceed 50% of the cost of the proposed project or activity. New or previously unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposals with a council member before the deadline.

– Proposals are evaluated by a municipally appointed panel of community representatives.

– Mansfield-based applicants are given preference.

– Criteria include artistic, humanistic or scientific quality, value to the community, quality of planning, community support and/or involvement and track record of the applicant.

– The applicant’s qualifications must be demonstrated, and if the applicant is not directly leading the activity (i.e., a community agency is hiring an artist), then qualifications of the individual(s) leading the activity must also be described.

– Proposals from municipal entities must not request support for activities that should be or have been part of their budget.

– Enrichment projects utilizing outside professionals are allowed.

– Funded activities must take place in physically accessible spaces.

– The Council will carefully scrutinize repeat requests; such proposals should include other sources of support to show the project is not dependent solely on Council funding.

– The Council favorably rates proposals that are affordable to participants and provides an adequate public benefit to the Mansfield community.

– Applicants may apply for grants for programs that take place during a 12 month window of eligibility from January 1 through December 31, 2021.

– Based on community feedback, there will also be an emphasis on festivals.

Support Materials:

Letters of support/commitment from sponsoring organizations are strongly encouraged. If an applicant states that he/she will be working with or for another person, organization, or conducting the project in a specific facility, a letter of commitment or support should be submitted with the application form online.

FY22 Local Guidelines

To apply for Mansfield Local Cultural Council Grant, download and print an application form from www.massculturalcouncil.org or pick up a copy from the Mansfield Town Hall Clerk’s Office.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND APPLICATION CHECKLIST

The Mansfield Local Cultural Council is pleased to be one of 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts to award funds in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council. These funds are granted to qualified individuals and organizations to support cultural projects that benefit the community. Eligible disciplines include arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. Applications are sought annually and evaluated on a competitive basis in the fall. Grant awards typically range between $250 and $1,500. Larger awards are given on occasion. With funds being limited, grant requests should not normally exceed 50 percent of the cost of the proposed project or activity. New or previously unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposals with a council member before the deadline.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants can be: a) arts, humanities or interpretive science organizations; b) individuals including artists, science educators, historians or other humanists, parents, community members, etc.; c) community organizations including, but not limited to, schools, social service organizations, civic groups, churches, neighborhood centers, youth, senior and family associations, etc.; Incorporated organizations must be nonprofit; unincorporated associations must have a nonprofit purpose. Individual applicants are required to be residents for at least one year; organizations must be organized and operating in the state for at least one year.

CRITERIA
Proposals are evaluated by a municipally appointed panel of artists, humanists and community representatives. Criteria include artistic, humanistic or scientific quality, value to the community, quality of planning, community support and/or involvement and the track record of the applicant. The applicant’s qualifications must be demonstrated, and if the applicant is not directly leading the activity (i.e., a community agency is hiring an artist), then qualifications of the individual(s) leading the activity must also be described. Proposals from schools and libraries must not request support for activities that should be or have been part of the municipal budget (i.e. teacher salaries, classroom supplies, school-sponsored clubs and organizations, library books/videos, etc.). Enrichment projects utilizing outside professionals are allowed. Mansfield-based applicants are given preference over those from out of town. Funded activities must take place in physically accessible spaces. The Council will carefully scrutinize repeat requests; such proposals should include other sources of support to show the project is not dependent solely on Council funding.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND LOCATION
All applicants must submit their proposal on an official application form. Forms are available at the Town Clerk’s office, or from any member of the council. The application form can also be completed online and printed out for submission to the council. Go to www.massculturalcouncil.org. When filling out the application, use the space provided to answer questions. One additional 8 1/2″ x 11″ page to complete questions is allowed. Completed applications must be received at the Town Clerk’s office by Oct. 15 of each year. (valid postmark is acceptable).

SUPPORT MATERIALS
Applicants are required to submit one set of supporting materials. These may include slides, tapes, videocassette, resume, publicity, critical reviews, photos, printed materials. Letters of support/commitment from sponsoring organizations are strongly encouraged. If an applicant states that he/she will be working with or for another person, organization, or conducting the project in a specific facility, a letter of commitment or

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Matt York Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $175
Howard Newman Musical Baseball Show $200
Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative SMARTS Middle School Art Exhibit $300
Motoko Dworkin Origami Storigami $450
The Un-Common Theatre Company, Inc YPP Production - Moana JR $825
The Grace Notes Grace Notes Concert Season 2022 $400
M.M.A.S., Inc. "Hopeful Journey" Re-opening exhibition at the Morini Gallery $475
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. FullerCRAFT@Home $350
Sandy Churchill Teen Paint Days Ocean Theme $500
Sandy Churchill Teen Creative Writing Series $1,200
Sandy Churchill Altered Scenes Creative Writing Teen Workshop $250
Gregory Maichack The Jellyfish: How to Pastel Paint $330
MUSIC Dance.edu I am Autistic I am Fantastic $580
The Claflin Hill Music Performance Foundation, Inc. Community Culture Night ~ Winter Romance $150
Sharon Community Chamber Orchestra, Inc. Easton Chamber Music Festival $250
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $375
Rachel Daly Monday Night Live - Broadway and the Classics $125
Roger L. Tincknell Children's Songs and Singing Games Family Concert $450
Doll E Daze Project, Inc. Juneteenth $500
Attleboro Community Theatre, Inc. Lighting and Audio Enhancements for "It's a Wonderful Life - A Radio Play" -Attleboro Community Theatre $250
Chefiatou Tokou Building a creative Mind through African Dance for individual Mental health and community growth. $800
Old Colony Historical Society Passport to History 2022 $150
Mansfield Public Library Dollmaking Workshop with Debra Britt $650
Kirk Whipple Duo Pianists, Composers & Educators Whipple & Morales in Concert $250
Town of Mansfield Musical Bingo with Good Thomas $100
Town of Mansfield Acting Lessons $575
Bernon Family Branch of the Hockomock Area YMCA The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical $300
Jubilate Chorale Gloria! $100
Rhonda M Fazio Dyeing to Wear It: Creating Community through Color $300
Mansfield Public Library Dream Tale Puppets presents Alice; or, the Red King $575
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. Craft Inspires $275
Mansfield Public Library Children's Museum of Easton presents Waves, Sound + Light $275
The Un-Common Theatre Company, Inc Spring Production – The Addams Family $675
The Attleboro Museum, Inc. "High Art" Exhibition: Reflections $200
Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Inc. The Brockton Symphony’s 2021-2022 Season: Community, Unity, Performing in Tutti $300
Firefly Theatre Company, Inc. Firefly Theatre Company's 1st Season $250
The Un-Common Theatre Company, Inc Young Adult Summer Production – Something Rotten $675
Town of Mansfield Celtic Music and Dance In America $375
Town of Mansfield Silver movies at The Mass Music and Arts Society ( MMAS) $150
Town of Mansfield Astrology, Meditation and Reiki $200
Laura R. Canfield Grease $300
Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon Nature in Your Neighborhood $600
Foxboro Regional Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Building New Audiences $500
Neponset Choral Society, Inc. 2021-2022 Concert Season $250
The Road to Diversity and Understanding Abolition Day Celebration $500
Natural Resources Trust of Easton, Inc. NRT Celebrates Local Music program expansion $250
LiveARTS The 2022 LiveARTS Concert Series $250
Jenny Dube The Catnip Junkies: Live! From The Mansfield South Common $350
Masai Britt Stepping with Sai $375

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