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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
ncc@newtonma.gov
617-796-1540
http://newtonculturalcouncil.com/

Address
1294 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459-1544

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation

$27,000

FY23 Local Priorities

The goal of the Newton Cultural Council is to support 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.

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.

FY23 Local Guidelines

FULL NCC GUIDELINES are available at newtonculturalcouncil.org

APPLICATIONS must be submitted by OCTOBER 17
FUNDING PERIOD: July 2022-December 2023
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, performance, lecture, reading, open studio (or studio visit), or a slide show at a venue available to the Newton public. ADA compliance is required.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
Flyers, programs, announcements, invitations, etc. printed or online for all funded projects must include both the Newton Cultural Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council logos. All announcements must also include the phrase: “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Newton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.” 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
Gallo, Cristina Lost Narratives $1,300
Narayanan, Sunanda Reinterpreting Tradition $1,300
Goldman, Michal Why We Dance $1,300
Stein, Anne Marie 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
Seraphim Singers, Inc. Mass Throwdown: Crossing Lines of Race and Gender $1,000
Webb, Ann Haunted Haflastravaganza 2021 $1,000
Newton Community Farm, Inc. Informational Signs at Newton Community Farm $1,000
Maichack, Gregory The Jellyfish: How to Pastel Paint $400
Shalom-Kobii, Tal Shalom Women in World Jazz celebrates peace and social justice $1,000
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $200
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $300
Durazzini, Chiara Masks, Unlimited! $1,300
Museum of Bad Art, Inc. Living in Tough Times: From a Bad Day to Dystopian Apocalypse $300
Wangh, Rebecca EveryBody Signs Class and Community Events $1,300
Polatin, David “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
Coley, Cornell W. Cornell Coley & the Africa Gente band $750
Gilbert, Kim Challenging Prejudice:The ettyplay project $1,000
Held, Grey 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
Herman-Haase, Eileen Dancing Joy with Dance Caliente $500
Fisher, Ellen FenceART $1,200
Jewish Arts Collaborative, Inc. Brighter Revealed $500
Wong, Diane Opening the Door to Reparations Dialogue $1,000
Indigenous Peoples Day Newton Committee Indigenous Peoples Day Newton Ceremonial Celebration $1,400
Durazzini, Chiara Commedia dell'Arte and Renaissance Music Demonstration $500
OHerin, Robin Blues & The Poetry Of The Harlem Renaissance $400
Eversley, Jamaal Real F.R.I.E.N.D.S Collaborations Exhibit and Workshops $800
Newton Cultural Alliance, Inc. Celebrate West Newton History Day $1,300
OLeary, Alison Hidden Gems of New England $250
Metraux, Elizabeth 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
Wu, Vivien Black History Month + Dance: Afro Caribbean/Afro Latinx Heritage and Dance Traditions $1,000
Chakraborty, Maitreyee East Meets West - Tagore and Anne Sexton $500
Dube, Jenny The Catnip Junkies: Live! From The Newton Centre Bowl $1,100

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