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Revere Cultural Council

The Revere Cultural Council (RCC) consists of Revere residents who are invested in the city and are primarily focused on making Revere a better place in which to live. It is a diverse group both age-wise and sexual orientation. Each of the members of the RCC is appointed by the mayor and the appointment is approved by the city council.

The goal of the RCC members is to expose residents to varying art forms that they would otherwise never have the opportunity to see. The members try very hard to select projects that would serve all segments of the population such as seniors, library, schools, and local artists/art projects.


City Hall DPW
281 Broadway
Revere, MA 02151-5051

FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

All applications must be either from a Revere resident or sponsored by a Revere organization. The proposed project must benefit Revere residents and the applicant must demonstrate competency in the field for which they are applying.

Priority will be given to proposals;
1. from Revere residents
2. that benefit under-served populations
3. that involve at-risk youth
4. about local history
5. promoting local environmental issues
6. involving new art forms or humanities programs that would be beneficial to the community
7. from new applicants

FY22 Local Guidelines


Cultural Council
City Hall, 281 Broadway
Revere, MA 02151

Telephone (781) 286-8181

FAX (781) 286-8180




1. Applicants must live in Revere or be sponsored by an organization in Revere.
2. Project must be done in Revere. be about Revere, or benefit Revere residents.
3. Applicant must document competency in the field for which applying.
4. Application must include a project time-line.
5. Applicant must present the project to the Revere Cultural Council on the specified presentation date.
6. Application must include a detailed budget.
7. Projects requesting an excess of $5,000 must supply three (3) letters of community support.
8. If equipment or capital inprovements are part of a grant proposal, the greant must demonstrate a cultural purpose; be for a one-time or special need; and should be clearly justified by some longer-term public benefit. Applicants must demonstrate a 2:1 match (applicant must show that it has $2 for every $1 requested from the Revere Cultural Council).
9. Applicants should be aware that the actual funding of recommended projects is often delayed by six (6) months after the local recommendation. This should be taken into account when planning the project time-line.
10. All grant applications must be printed or typewritten.
11. Projects must be completed within one funding cycle.
12. Public programs must be held in handicap accessible buildings.
13. Funding of grants is contingent on both availability of sufficient funds and relative benefit to the community.
14. Field trip applications must include a statement that the project is not funded through the school.
15. Funds must not be used to substitute or replace existing publicly funded programs.
16. Funds are not to be used as the sole means of support for programs of a continuing nature.
17. Applicants may not be discriminated against on the basis of race, sex, religion, creed, color, national origin, disability, or age.
18.Funds are not to be used for food or refreshments.
19. All advertisements, brochures, etc., must include a statement that the activity/program is supported by a grant from the RCC, a local agency which is supported by the MCC.
20. Failure to comply with these guidlines may result in disapproval.


– Proposals from Revere residents;

– Proposals that reach under-served populations;

– Proposals that involve at-risk youth;

– Collaborative projects between cultural groups and community organizations;

– Art forms or humanities programs that are under-represented in the community;

– New applicants or projects;

– Proposals promoting local history;

– Proposals promoting local environmental issues.

What is the Revere Cultural Council?

The RCC consists of Revere residents, appointed by the Mayor, to oversee the disbursement of funds allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency. The budget of the MCC is determined by a local aid formula devised by the state.

What is the purpose of the Council?

Its purpose is to regrant state funds for community-based arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences projects and activities to benefit the residents of Revere. Grant decisions are subject to final approval by the MCC.

What are Field Trip Grants?

field Trip grants provide funds for the purchase of tickets and/or transportation for arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences programs for children (K-12) in public, private and parochial schools, as well as those in special needs or after-school programs. Events, which include performances, educational tours or exhibits, must take place outside of the school setting.

A standard LCC application form must be used in the following cases;

– If the ticket price is over $10.00 per student

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
The Delvena Theatre Company The Incredible Mae West $575
MACIR, Inc. The Sixth Moroccan Festival $16,841
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $600
Matt York Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $650
Howard Newman Music for Seniors $375
Thomas E. Rull " A Musical Journey Through The Years" $375
Alex Leff Cycle of Memory $2,000
Davis R. Bates III A Celtic Celebration: An Inter-generational Performance $500
Immaculate Conception Elementary School Buffy Coleman $1,200
Revere Council on Elder Affairs Senior Education and Entertainment Programming $6,000
SeaCoast High School Franklin Park Zoo $400
Kirk Whipple Duo Pianists, Composers & Educators Whipple & Morales in Concert $925
Sevenars Concerts, Inc. Sevenars 54th Anniversary Season $1,000
Beachmont Improvement Committee, Inc. PLANTING SEEDS FOR RECONCILIATION: (the action of making one view or belief compatible with another) $15,500
Gregory Cook Wonderland Spectacle Co. | Videos: Northern Strand and Saugus River $950

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