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Mendon Cultural Council

The Mendon Cultural Council is a municipally-appointed committee whose purpose is to promote and support cultural opportunities, in-person, and as appropriate, virtual events within Mendon and surrounding communities. By providing state-funded grants to individuals and groups involved in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences, the Council encourages cultural programming and resources which will offer enrichment to Mendon residents.

Contact

Ellen Gould
culturalcouncil@mendonma.gov
508-641-2521

Address
Mendon Town Hall
20 Main Street
Mendon, MA 01756-1191

FY22 Allocation

$5,700

FY22 Local Priorities

MENDON CULTURAL COUNCIL PRIORITIES

In addition to the Mendon Funding Priorities below, our recent survey revealed that Mendon residents preferred community-wide gatherings/festivals, concerts, and plays that are made available and accessible for families and Seniors.

FUNDING PRIORITIES

The Mendon Cultural Council strives to:

  • Balance educational, cultural, visual and performing arts programming in the community.
  • Serve a variety of the population and provide the greatest benefit for Mendon and its residents.
  • Fund community wide events such as concerts, plays, and lectures that are open to the public and free of charge.
  • Fund individuals and organizations who perform in Mendon or within a reasonable travel time for Mendon residents.
  • Fund local performers organizations and groups.
  • Encourage new and unique artistic/cultural experiences that offer students or residents cultural opportunities beyond that which is available through public venue or the school system.

LOCAL GUIDELINE

These guidelines are in addition to those set by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

  • Completed applications must be received by October 16th. Late applications will not be considered.
  • THE MENDON CULTURAL COUNCIL WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT PAPER APPLICATIONS. Grant proposals must be submitted via the MCC online application process. All applications must be submitted by October 16th.
  • Proposals must include the performance/exhibit date, the intended audience and a CONFIRMED venue. Proof of confirmation may be a letter or email from the venue indicating the date/time/location of the SCHEDULED activity.
  • Applications must demonstrate benefit to Mendon residents.
  • Resumes, letters of support, press or other qualifying materials must accompany the application. Three pages of documentation may be attached to the online application. Additional materials may be submitted by email to jFirth@mendonma.gov
  • The event must be open to the public.

*Council funds are not intended to substitute, replace or relieve existing public funds for programs in the arts.

FY22 Local Guidelines

    These guidelines are in addition to those set by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

  • Completed applications must be received or postmarked by October 15th each year.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • Applications must be typed/printed and signed.
  • The application and one set of support materials should be submitted to: Mendon Cultural Council, Box 325, Mendon, MA 01756
  • Proposals must include performance/exhibit date, the intended audience and a
    CONFIRMED venue.
  • Applications must demonstrate benefit to Mendon residents.
  • Artistic/cultural excellence must be reflected in resumes, letters of support, press or
    other qualifying materials.
  • Event must be open to the public.
  • Council funds are not intended to substitute, replace or relieve existing public funds
    for programs in the arts. Schools and libraries may request funding for cultural and
    educational enrichment activity that is led by artists, humanists or interpretive scientists.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $500
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School Shine Your Light: The BVT Chalk Art Festival $500
Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band, Inc. Summer Concert Series 2022 $250
The Claflin Hill Music Performance Foundation, Inc. Community Culture Night ~ Winter Romance $500
Blackstone Valley Community Chorus, Inc. BVCC Spring Concert 2022 - Fall Concert 2022 $1,000
William Moffett BIRCH ALLEY BRASS CHRISTMAS CONCERT $200
The Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc. Fall Music Series $400
peter Coffin Mendon summer concerts $2,500
Thomas E. Rull " A Musical Journey Through The Years" $375
Sheryl F. Miniscalco I Dissent, a show about RBG $400
Diane Edgecomb Performance of “A Thousand Doorways” $525
The Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc. Antique Tractor, Truck and Car Show - Music $500
Blackstone Valley Art Association, Inc. Free Community Art Celebration of Mendon 2022 $350
The Greater Milford Ballet Association, Inc. Greater Milford Ballet Presents The Nutcracker $500
Ellis ODonnell Music for Thimble Pleasures $300
LiveARTS The 2022 LiveARTS Concert Series $500

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