North Attleborough Cultural Council
The purpose of the North Attleborough Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure these resources are shared within the North Attleborough 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 -youth, elders, low-income, and disabled.
Kathleen Skeffington Murray
43 South Washington Street
North Attleborough, MA 02760-1642
FY22 Local Priorities
– The North Attleborough Cultural Council will accept online applications only.
– The Council will limit the number of submissions received from each applicant to two. If two are submitted, each will be considered separately and one may be accepted. If money is still available after all applications are voted upon, second submissions from the same applicants will be considered.
– There will be a limit of three consecutive years for the same project to be submitted for LCC funding by an applicant.
* Each applicant must have the venue approved before submission and supply that information on application form.
– Preference will be given to creative and innovative projects that “contribute to the cultural vitality” of North Attleborough.
– Field trip grant funds may be used for admission for students and teachers as well as travel/transportation to the destination.
– Supplemental materials that do not fit in the three page supplementary materials section of the application, such as brochures or CDs, may be mailed to
NACC, Box 61, North Attleborough, MA 02760.
Please include your application ID so that we can match your materials to your application.
FY22 Local Guidelines
I. Program purpose and review criteria
The purpose of the North Attleborough Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure these resources are shared within the North Attleborough 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, collaborati ve proposals that bring together artists and other types of organizations, local cultural groups and projects that serve specific populations -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. Town -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.
Completed applications must be received or postmarked by Oct. 15,2012. Send application and support materials to the North Attleborough Cultural Council, P.O. Box 61, North Attlboro, MA 02761-0061.
Community meeting and grants workshop –September 13, 2011
Application deadline –October 15, 2011
Notification of disapproved applications –early December 2011
Notification of approval (preliminary) –early January 2012
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.
The grant application form can be downloaded and printed out at the MCC website:
If you do not have computer access, the Richards Memorial Library has access to the internet. Make sure you read the entire application package and complete ALL required information before submitting your grant application. Ifyour grant application is approved, make sure that you provide all required information for receiving your reimbursement (see below):
- TYPE OR NEATLY PRINT THE APPLICATION (REQUIREMENT).
- ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS ON THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY AND CLEARLY. ONE ADDITIONAL 8 1I2″x 11″ PAGE TO COMPLETE QUESTIONS IS ALLOWED.
- ALWAYS MAKE A COPY OF EVERY DOCUMENT YOU SUBMIT TO NACC FOR YOUR OWN FILES.
- BE SURE TO INCLUDE RESUMES OF ALL KEY P ARTICIPANTS IN THE ACTIVITY FOR WHICH YOU SEEK GRANT SUPPORT. YOU MAY ALSO INCLUDE ONE SET OF SUPPORTING MATERIALS SUCH AS ORGANIZATIONAL BROCHURES, LETTERS OF SUPPORT/COMMENT, ARTIST S
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines