Nantucket Cultural Council
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The Nantucket Cultural Council set a DECEMBER 14TH deadline for on-line funding applications. The state had originally had a November 16th, deadline. However due to Covid 19. The state is giving organizations more time to complete funding applications.
For proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs from organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities on Nantucket � On-line and in person programing will be considered this year. For classes, exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.
This is a great time to kickstart cultural programming options for consideration for 2021. The aim of the funding process is to support programming that eliminates financial barriers by supporting low and or no cost programming options for participants and guests to energize the arts at all levels for members of the Nantucket community. The funding is provided to offset program costs and allow this programming to come to frustration. Allowing organizations an opportunity to engage and serve new guests, or an existing population better.
The Nantucket Cultural Councils part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. Community Members include Jordana Fleischut/ Chair, Emma Young/Treasurer/Secretary, as well as John J. McDermott, John Belash, Justin Cerne, Michael Kopko and Janet Shulte as the Town�s Art and Culture Liaison.
This year, the Nantucket Cultural Council will distribute over $9,000 in grants. The 2019 Previously funded projects include: Artists Association of Nantucket for funding the Senior workshops and showcases, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket for Costumes for � The Holiday Musical�, Our island Home for an Old Time Sing Along, The Dreamland Foundation to fund the Dreamland Stage Company�s production of �13�, Small Friends of Nantucket for the Literacy through Puppets program by Liza Obremski.
For complete information and to apply for funding from the Nantucket Cultural Council go on line at www.mass-culture.org for the application and all filing information.
Any questions, concerns or for support in the process please contact a council member or reach out to Chair/ Jordana Fleischut at email@example.com
Many of these projects bring an arts discipline to a new audience, complement the education of our young people, or connect artists’ work to everyday life. They promote the uniqueness of a community, foster community pride, bring people together, and provide a sense of celebration for the community. Our mission is that.
The Local Cultural Council of Nantucket grants connect people and places in creative, dynamic, and exciting ways, that help strengthen the social fiber of our community and improve the quality of life. We DO NOT FUND- Operating Expenses, marketing and advertising, or refreshments. We fund programming and cultural opportunity.
The Council seeks out programming that is serves our comm.unity and is especially interested in supporting programming so it can be offered free, or at a low cost to the community. For more information about the council and to get involved contact Jordana Fleischut/ NCC Chair Jordana.firstname.lastname@example.org
16 Broad Street
Nantucket, MA 02554-3500
FY22 Local Priorities
Please note that only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Please review the state LCC program guidelines for applicant requirements.
The Nantucket Cultural Council does have additional local requirements or criteria beyond the state guidelines. Including that all programming must take place on Nantucket. As well as all vendors must be working with a local venue to secure performance space for programming. Applications will not be considered if they are not working with a venue manager to facilitate proposed programming. Also the council gives priority to those who create programming that elevate financial barriers to the arts and humanities.
FY22 Local Guidelines
Nantucket Cultural Council
Local Guidelines and Instructions
I. Program purpose and review criteria
The purpose of the Nantucket Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure these resources are shared within the Nantucket community. The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities. We support a broad variety of art forms, the ongoing work of individual artists, environmental education projects, collaborative proposals that bring together artists and other types of organizations, local cultural groups and projects that serve specific populations, including, but not limited to: youth, elders, low-income, disabled.
Applications are evaluated in terms of several review criteria: artistic or creative merit; project design; qualifications, dedication and track record of the individuals and organizations involved; physical accessibility of any facilities being used; and community benefit/involvement. Proposals from schools and libraries must not request support for activities that should be or used to be 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. Nantucket-based applicants are given preference over those from out of town. The council will carefully scrutinize repeated requests; such proposals should show other sources of support to show the project is not dependent solely on council funding.
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, 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.
Applications are available at the Nantucket Cultural Council website through the Massachusetts Cultural Council at www.mass-culture.org or at the Town Building at 16 Broad Street. Completed applications must be received or postmarked by Oct. 16. Send application and support materials to the Nantucket Cultural Council, 16 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554.
- Community meeting and grants help — Sept. 20
- Application deadline — Oct. 16
- Notification of Application Status — by Nov. 21
- Final approval (from state review) — on or before April 10
- Final reports & payment requests due — by April 10 (one year from final approval notification)
The local council reviews all applications and submits its funding recommendations to the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Applicants should not implement any project or publicize receipt of any award until official state approval has been received since the MCC may overturn or amend local decisions.
IV. Application process
All applications must be typed or word processed. The application form can be completed and printed out at www.massculturalcouncil.org/applications/lccapp.html. 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. Include three copies with the original and one set of supporting materials such as: resume(s) of key personnel, organizational brochures, letters of support/commitment, artist samples (video, slides, w
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines