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Mattapoisett Cultural Council

Mattapoisett Cultural Council supports community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences in and around Mattapoisett. These programs promote the availability of rich cultural experiences for Mattapoisett residents. Council members are municipally-appointed volunteers who help determine how to disburse available funds to individuals, schools, and cultural organizations who apply for project support.


Kathleen Damaskos

PO Box 435
16 Main Street
Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2613

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Application Information

FY25 Allocation


FY25 Local Priorities

Mattapoisett Cultural Council gathers input from the community periodically and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. Mattapoisett Cultural Council will give priority to:

• Local and regional public events like plays, concerts, festivals
• Arts in the schools
• Community arts and cultural organizations
• Field trips for students to museums, performances, or environment education activities
• Projects that have broad audience appeal
• Projects that specifically target teens or seniors or families
• Projects that address diverse cultural needs or provide diverse forms of cultural activities
• Applicants that have secured a local collaborator or venue

FY25 Local Guidelines

Applications are also evaluated with respect to:

• How well the program meets our local priorities
• Community support and involvement
• Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
• In the case of for-profit organizations, evidence that a public benefit will result from the project
• Financial need
• Demonstrated planning

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Asser, Seth The Paul Clayton Story $1,800
Education Committee of the Mattapoisett Land Trust MLT Education Committee Educational Programs FY 2024 $1,000
Everett, Colin Tin Whistle Tuesday $500
Friends of Old Rochester Drama, Inc. Rights, Costumes, Action! $1,500
Friends of Old Rochester Music Community tickets for ORRHS "A Night of Jazz" $400
Hurlbut, Steven M. Jumpin' Juba Library Concert $500
Marion Art Center, Inc. Arts in the Park 2024 $250
Mattapoisett Free Public Library Make Your Own: Needle Felted Wooly Sheep $540
Mattapoisett Free Public Library Flower Power ~ Flower Pounding on Paper $540
Mattapoisett Free Public Library Buildwave $395
Mattapoisett Historical Society Mattapoisett Museum Wampanoag Exhibit $4,000
Mattapoisett Lions Club, Inc. Fall Free Family Fun Festival $1,000
New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc. New Bedford Festival Theatre Summer Academy 2024 $500
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. Spotters, Strikers, and Swordfish $500
New Bedford Roots and Branches Festival New Bedford Roots and Branches Festival $500
Old Rochester Regional High School Ken and Barbie's Shakespearean Adventure $500
Practice Best Practice, Inc. Practice Best Practice Workshops $200
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, Inc. Shakespeare in New Bedford 2024 - Twelfth Night $500
Sippican Choral Society, Inc. Annual Winter Concert 2023: The Glory of Rutter, Pinkham, and Mendelssohn $500
South Coast Almanac, LLC Crew of Three: Writing Your Dreams in Mattapoisett $400
South Coast Children's Chorus Spreading Holiday Joy $800
The Greater New Bedford Choral Society, Inc. Greater New Bedford Choral Society's 2023-24 Season $750
The New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance, Inc. Terrapin Head Start for the Classroom $380
Town of Mattapoisett Seahorse Explorers Summer Program $1,095
Tri-County Music Association, Inc. Complimentary Senior Tickets $200
Tri-Town Against Racism The Bias Inside Us $500
York, Matt Matt York - Songs & Stories: Johnny Cash $450
Your Theatre, Inc. 12th Annual New Bedford JazzFest $600

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