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Pittsfield Cultural Council

With funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Pittsfield Cultural Council (PCC) provides grants to help underwrite projects, programs, and events in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. We are committed to supporting the work of local artists, cultural institutions, schools, and other groups in sustaining and enriching the diverse creative community of the city of Pittsfield, with a focus on making cultural activities accessible and engaging to all.

Contact

Marilyn Gerhard
pittsfieldculture@yahoo.com
413-442-6120

Address
70 Allen Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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FY22 Allocation

$41,400

FY22 Local Priorities

The Pittsfield Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year, the Pittsfield Cultural Council will give priority to:

  • Projects planned by Pittsfield artists or organizations
  • Projects with a direct benefit to Pittsfield residents
  • Projects that are accessible for free or at minimal cost to community members
  • Projects that promote community engagement and cohesion
  • Projects that reach diverse audiences, especially audiences that do not usually benefit from cultural/arts offerings
  • Emerging or independent projects, with the goal of promoting new growth in the arts in Pittsfield
  • Projects for which a thorough and complete budget has been presented

In addition to the LCC Program Guidelines, please note the following:

  • A resume or other documentation detailing the applicant’s qualifications must be included with the application.
  • The project location (i.e., performance venue/gallery space) and date must be secured in advance of application and a letter of confirmation from the site or sponsor must be included with the application. In this time of pandemic we wish to provide latitude to artists who are limited to presentations on a virtual platform.
    Please include other funding sources in your application.

  • Applicants will not be funded for more than three consecutive years.
  • Only one application will be considered from any individual or organization during each grant cycle.
  • The PCC does not fund fund-raising projects or grant scholarships.
  • The MCC logo and the PCC logo MUST be used in all advertising materials for any project the PCC has funded. Those who fail to do so may be ineligible to receive subsequent funding. The PCC logo is available in several formats here.

    Funding for each grant is at the discretion of a quorum of council members.
    Applicants should understand that the council members will make every effort to provide funding to every worthy application, but not necessarily at the full amount requested by the applicant.

    Beginning in FY 19, the Pittsfield Cultural Council agreed to participate in the Reimbursement to Grant Program launched by MCC in FY 18. As in the previous cycle, in FY 2022, approved grantees will receive their funding up front and not on a reimbursement basis.

  • FY22 Local Guidelines

    Please read the following guidelines carefully. They are in addition to the LCC Program Guidelines.

    • A resume (for an individual) and/or statement (for an organization) detailing the applicant’s qualifications must be included with the application.
    • Slides, photographs, and other materials will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
    • The project location (i.e., performance venue/gallery space) and date must be secured in advance of application, and if appropriate, a letter of confirmation from the site or sponsor must be included with the application.
    • Any changes to the project after approval of the original grant application must be submitted in writing (e-mail is acceptable) and approved by the Pittsfield Cultural Council in advance of those changes.
    • The PCC logo MUST be used in all advertising materials for any project the PCC has funded. Those who fail to do so may be ineligible to receive subsequent funding. The PCC logo is available in several formats here.

    REIMBURSEMENTS

    • Funds granted are paid on a reimbursement basis, following project completion. To apply for reimbursement, use the LCC Reimbursement Form
    • Grantees have one year from the date of the award letter to request reimbursement, unless the PCC approves an extension.

    Please mail all applications and reimbursement requests to:
    Pittsfield Cultural Council
    PO Box 1192
    Pittsfield, MA 01202-1192

    If you have any questions, or if you need help, please contact any member of the Council, or e-mail pittsfieldculture@yahoo.com.

    How Grant Recipients Are Paid

    Direct Grants

    FY22 Funding List

    Name Project Title Amount
    Roots Rising, Inc. Roots Rising's Worksong Workshop $2,000
    The Stockbridge Sinfonia, Inc. Stockbridge Sinfonia: Celebration of 50 Years of Community Music $1,000
    The Eagles Band, Inc. Eagles Band Colonial Theatre Free Annual Concert $2,000
    Kids 4 Harmony Kids 4 Harmony $1,500
    Williamstown Theatre Foundation, Inc. Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2022 COMMUNITY WORKS program $2,000
    Marney Schorr Arts in Recovery for Youth $2,000
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Indigenous Peoples: We are Still Here $2,000
    Nutshell Playhouse, Inc. Nutshell Playhouse at Ventfort Hall $200
    Mary Jo D. Maichack Lake of the Croaking Frogs Storytelling & Music Show $395
    SculptureNow SculptureNow @ The Mount 2022 $500
    Pittsfield Shakespeare, Inc. Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park $1,500
    Jesse Tobin McCauley 3rd Annual Drive.Walk.Bike by Art Show $2,013
    Moving Arts Exchange, Inc. One Box at a Time $500
    Berkshires Jazz, Inc. Berkshire Jazz Showcase $1,000
    M. Alice Spatz Creation and Completion of "Berkshire Triptych" $700
    Alex Leff Cycle of Memory $2,000
    Meghan St John Speak Little Forest $500
    Kirk Whipple Duo Pianists, Composers & Educators Whipple & Morales in Concert $825
    Edith Wharton Restoration, Inc. Pittsfield Community Night at NightWood $1,000
    Berkshire Music School, Inc. 2021-2022 Community Group Classes $2,000
    Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Inc. On the Road - Pittsfield $1,000
    Shakespeare & Company, Inc. Shakespeare in the Courts $2,000
    Berkshire Concert Choir, Inc. Season of Light $2,000
    Literacy Network of South Berkshire, Inc. Working with Beginner ESOL Learners: Tutor Training Pilot Workshop $300
    IS183, Inc. Learning Through Arts After-School at Five Pittsfield Public Schools $2,000
    WAM Theatre, Inc. WAM Theatre’s 2022 Season and Community Engagement program $2,000
    Jason Ennis Jaffe, Ennis, Sprague Trio Performance $350
    Berkshire Pulse, Inc. Moving Life Stories $1,000
    Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Inc. May Day Celebration with Trio Candela and the Berkshire Rhythm Keepers $750
    Greenagers, Inc. Nurturing a New Generation of Environmental Stewards $1,000
    Flying Cloud Institute, Inc. Girls Science Club: Closing the Gender Gap $2,000

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