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Newton Cultural Council

The goal of the Newton Cultural Council is to contribute to the cultural vitality of Newton by funding excellence in creative, cultural and humanistic projects of Newton cultural organizations, artists, and humanists that benefit and enrich our community.

The Newton Cultural Council awards grants to projects in the humanities, arts and sciences every year. It requires all proposals to have a public benefit for Newton residents and encourages collaborative projects, novel ideas and serving underrepresented populations. The Council encourages projects that elevate the voices and experiences of historically marginalized groups to highlight the current and historical diversity of Newton. The council awards grants to Newton residents or non-Newton residents if you are a MA resident and your proposal benefits Newton. An individual or organization may apply for no more than two grants in the same year. The council awards grants to Newton residents or non-Newton residents if you are a MA resident and your proposal benefits Newton. An individual or organization may apply for no more than two grants in the same year.

Newton Cultural Council strives to be an anti-racist, inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible council. We seek to increase funding for programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences created by or featuring BIPOC applicants and audiences. Newton Cultural Council will create internal organizational systems, processes, structures and cultures that encourage any person to engage with us. In creating an anti-racist and equitable council, we actively seek a multitude of voices within our community.

NOTE: The NCC does not fund programs in the Newton Public Schools.

*** NOTE: The NCC DOES fund programming at The Newton Free Library.

Contact

Newton Cultural Council
nccinfo@newtonculturalcouncil.com
617-796-1540
http://newtonculturalcouncil.com/

Address
1294 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459

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FY22 Allocation

$23,800

FY22 Local Priorities

The Newton Cultural Council awards grants to projects which promote excellence in the Arts, Humanities, & Sciences every year. It requires all proposals to have a public benefit for Newton residents and encourages collaborative projects, novel ideas & serving underrepresented populations. The Council encourages Projects that elevate the voices and experiences of historically marginalized groups to highlight the current and historical diversity of Newton.
The council awards grants to Newton residents or non-Newton residents if you are a MA resident and your proposal benefits Newton. An individual or organization may apply for no more than two grants in the same year.

NOTE: The NCC does not fund programs in the
Newton Public Schools.


*** NOTE: The NCC DOES fund programming at The Newton Free Library.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE. PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. SUBMISSION DEADLINE OCTOBER 15, 2021.

FY22 Local Guidelines

Newton Cultural Council Guidelines

APPLICATIONS must be submitted by OCTOBER 15.

FUNDING PERIOD: July 2021-December 2022 (this represents a change made by the Massachusetts Cultural Council)

OBJECTIVES: To support activities that contribute to the cultural vitality of Newton as a whole, through funding creative, cultural and humanistic projects involving Newton cultural organizations and Newton artists and humanists.

ELIGIBILITY:
Organizations:
1. Non-profit, tax exempt under Section 501 (C ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service.
2. Unincorporated associations that come together with a common cultural or humanistic goal.

Individuals:
1. The Council encourages artists in any discipline, to apply for grants.
2. Individuals must show a public benefit in Newton from their project. The project may include a public presentation, a performance, lecture, reading, open studio (or studio visit), or a slide show at a public place such as the Newton Cultural Center, cable TV, a school or senior center.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
Flyers, programs, announcements, invitations, etc. for all funded projects must include the Newton Cultural Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council logo. The MCC logo alone will not be acceptable. All announcements must also include the phrase: “This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered by the Newton Cultural Council.” Failure to do this will jeopardize future funding.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Zamir Chorale of Boston, Inc. A Choral Rainbow $1,000
Newton Theatre Company, Inc. Our Tears are the Same Color: Parallel Narratives of Palestinian and Israeli Women $1,300
The Delvena Theatre Company Bon Appetit, Julia! $400
Cappella Clausura, Inc. Du fond de l'abîme: Lili Boulanger's Psalm 130 + string orchestra $1,400
New Art Center in Newton, Inc. New Art's Free Multicultural Community Events & BIPOC Exhibitions $1,400
Cristina Gallo Lost Narratives $1,300
Sunanda Narayanan Reinterpreting Tradition $1,300
Michal Goldman Why We Dance $1,300
Anne Marie Stein ScaleUp $750
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra Dance in Celebration and Reflection: Take 2 $1,400
Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities, Inc. Aston Magna Music Festival $500
Boston Jewish Film, Inc. 4th Annual Boston Israeli Film Festival $750
Newton Pride Corporation Sit & Let Your Spirit Soar $1,400
The Seraphim Singers Mass Throwdown: Crossing Lines of Race and Gender $1,000
Ann Webb Haunted Haflastravaganza 2021 $1,000
Newton Community Farm, Inc. Informational Signs at Newton Community Farm $1,000
Gregory Maichack The Jellyfish: How to Pastel Paint $400
Tal Shalom Shalom-Kobii Women in World Jazz celebrates peace and social justice $1,000
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $200
Henry Lappen Henry the Juggler Performance $300
Chiara Durazzini Masks, Unlimited! $1,300
Museum of Bad Art, Inc. Living in Tough Times: From a Bad Day to Dystopian Apocalypse $300
Rebecca Wangh EveryBody Signs Class and Community Events $1,300
David Polatin “Swingin’ Sixties- Women Singers find their Voice” $400
The Highland Glee Club of Newton, Inc. Spring Concert $800
The Boston Festival of New Jewish Music The Boston Festival of New Jewish Music $1,000
Music Mondays at the Scandinavian Center Music Mondays at the Scandinavian Center $1,200
Newton PorchFest Newton PorchFest 2022 $300
Cornell W. Coley Cornell Coley & the Africa Gente band $750
Kim Gilbert Challenging Prejudice:The ettyplay project $1,000
Grey Held Haiku Newton $1,400
Belmont World Film, Inc. Belmont World Film's 19th Family Festival: Where Stories Come Alive! $325
Suzuki School of Newton, Inc. Young People's Multi-cultural Arts Festival $1,400
Eileen Herman-Haase Dancing Joy with Dance Caliente $500
Ellen Fisher FenceART $1,200
Jewish Arts Collaborative, Inc. Brighter Revealed $500
Diane Wong Opening the Door to Reparations Dialogue $1,000
Indigenous Peoples Day Newton Committee Indigenous Peoples Day Newton Ceremonial Celebration $1,400
Chiara Durazzini Commedia dell'Arte and Renaissance Music Demonstration $500
Robin OHerin Blues & The Poetry Of The Harlem Renaissance $400
Jamaal Eversley Real F.R.I.E.N.D.S Collaborations Exhibit and Workshops $800
Newton Cultural Alliance, Inc. Celebrate West Newton History Day $1,300
Alison OLeary Hidden Gems of New England $250
Elizabeth Metraux Nonantum Village Welcome Mural $1,000
Music, Arts and Fashion Productions, Inc. Musical Café, Slavic Style $1,300
Newton Open Studios Newton Open Studios $1,400
New Philharmonia Orchestra of Massachusetts, Inc. Summer Serenade $1,200
NOVA Women's Choral Project Standing Tall $1,000
Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon Nature in Your Neighborhood $800
The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts Arts Access: MCA's WCT ASL Storytime and Interactive Workshop Project $450
Newton Baroque, Inc. Newton Baroque's 2022-2023 Season $200
Vivien Wu Black History Month + Dance: Afro Caribbean/Afro Latinx Heritage and Dance Traditions $1,000
Maitreyee Chakraborty East Meets West - Tagore and Anne Sexton $500
Jenny Dube The Catnip Junkies: Live! From The Newton Centre Bowl $1,100

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