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Merrimac Cultural Council

The Merrimac Cultural Council favors local applicants with established venues or sponsors. We fund arts-related projects when feasible, and encourage new applicants or projects of particular interest to our local community. When reviewing applicants we also consider local needs, a balanced age range and scope of audiences, community involvement and diversity. We prefer to directly fund projects directly rather than supporting fund-raising activities.

All applications will be received online. We encourage any applicants that have difficulty filling out the online application to email us.

Contact


merrimacculturalcouncil@gmail.com
978-346-8862

Address
Town Hall
4 School Street
Merrimac, MA 01860-1989

Application Information

FY24 Allocation

$7,100

FY24 Local Priorities

The Merrimac Cultural Council favors local applicants with established venues or sponsors. We fund arts-related projects when feasible and encourage new applicants or projects of particular interest to our local community. When reviewing applicants, we also consider local needs, a balanced age range and scope of audiences, community involvement and diversity. We prefer to directly fund projects directly rather than supporting fund-raising activities.

FY24 Priorities

The Merrimac Cultural Council gathers input from the community and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the Merrimac Cultural Council will give priority to:
– Applicants that have secured a local venue
– Projects that have been sponsored (e.g., by library or senior center staff)

In addition to the state criteria applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
– How well the program meets our local priorities
– Community support and involvement
– Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
– Ability to support diverse forms of cultural activities
– Financial need
– Demonstrated planning

FY24 Local Guidelines

Applications should be submitted via this website. Applicants who plan to use the Library or Senior Center or partner with the Library or Council on Aging as part of their event are encouraged to contact those departments prior to submitting an application to determine if the applicant, or the Library or Council on Aging will submit the application. If the applicant submits the application, then they should include with their application, signed correspondence from the Library or Council on Aging in support of their application. Likewise, any applicant who plans to use school facilities for their event should have signed correspondence from the School District supporting their application or agreeing to allow the School facility to be used for such an event. Projects that are accepted for funding must be completed within one year of receipt of our acceptance letter.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Imagine Studios Indigenous People's Day $400
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $280
Merrimac Public Library Science Heroes: Adventure at the Hidden Temple $400
Merrimac Public Library Alex, the Jester of Notre Dame $525
Merrimac Santa Committee, Inc “Seventy-five Years of Tradition” $2,112
Merrimack Valley Concert Band, Inc. Merrimac Old Home Days $750
Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, Inc. Newburyport Chamber Music Summer Festival $500
Newburyport Choral Society, Inc. NCS Spring Concert 2024 - Resilience $300
Newburyport Film Festival, Inc. Newburyport Documentary Film Festival $500
OnStage, Inc. Classic Stories in the Open: Family Friendly Theater performance $400
Open Air Sculpture Group Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay 2024 $250
Pentucket Fine & Performing Arts Foundation Makers Market $300
Terezin: Children of the Holocaust, Inc. Terezin- Children of the Holocaust $300
The Newburyport Literary Festival newburyport literary festival $350
Van Egmond, Timothy St. Patrick's Day Concert For The Senior Center $485


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