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Sheffield Cultural Council

The purpose of the Sheffield Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure that these resources are shared within the Sheffield and Ashley Falls community. The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities in the realms of the arts, the humanities, and the environment. We support a 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/or disabled. Special consideration is given to projects and programs that take place in Sheffield, Ashley Falls, or in close proximity. Preference is given to applicants who can show a letter of support from a partner organisation or venue.

Contact

Megan Lawrence, co-chair, Mark St. Germain, co-Chair
Sheffieldculturalcouncil@gmail.com
413-229-7000

Address
21 Depot Square
Sheffield, MA 01257-9801

Application Information

FY25 Allocation

TBD

FY25 Local Priorities

The purpose of the Sheffield Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure these resources are shared within the Sheffield and Ashley Falls community. The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities.The Council will give priority to applicants who present projects that serve youth or the elderly, projects that benefit the local community, and projects that focus on history, environmental awareness and the arts and humanities. Sheffield and Ashley Falls based applicants are given preference over those from out of town. In addition, the Council prioritizes events and programs that take place in Sheffield or in close proximity.

FY25 Local Guidelines

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 of benefit to the Sheffield and Ashley Falls communities. For projects in schools, enrichment projects utilizing outside professionals are allowed. The Council will carefully scrutinize repeated requests; such proposals should show other sources of support to demonstrate that the project is not dependent solely on Sheffield Council funding.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Ashley Falls Village Improvement Society. Inc. The Ashley Falls Memorial Day Parade $300
Bates III, Davis R. A Song & Story Summer Reading Celebration $300
Berkshire Bach Society, Inc. Messiah Sing! $250
Berkshire Children's Chorus, Inc. The Sounds of Music $450
Berkshire Pulse, Inc. Storytelling Through Rhythm and Dance for Southern Berkshire Third Graders $400
Berkshire South Regional Community Center Berkshire Ukulele Band (BUB) and Berkshire Sings! (Sings!) $300
Birch Festival Inc. The Birch Festival Spring 2024 $150
Blue Rider Stables, Inc. Blue Rider Circus- Student Showcase $250
Burke, Jane Art and Science at Flying Cloud Farm $350
Christ Trinity Church Silent Film Night with Live Music $250
Christ Trinity Church Berkstock Food & Music Fest $250
Christ Trinity Church Broadway Cabaret $250
Dewey Memorial Hall, Inc. Jazz Jam Session $350
Dewey Memorial Hall, Inc. Storytelling $250
Dewey Memorial Hall, Inc. Talent Share $250
Flying Cloud Institute, Inc. MakerSpaces: Making the Future Brighter! $500
Great Barrington Public Theater, Inc. Berkshire Voices 2024 Reading Series $400
Greenagers, Inc. Greenagers Education and Stewardship $500
IS183, Inc. ARTcentric: Berkshires After-school at Undermountain Elementary School $250
Lich Gate Concerts Lich Gate Concerts in the Park $500
New Marlborough Village Association, Inc. New Marlborough Meeting House Presents $250
Romeo, Jeannie Music we remember $200
Shakespeare & Company, Inc. 2024 Fall Festival of Shakespeare $750
Sheffield Fair Sheffield Fair 2024 $1,000
Sheffield Historical Society, Inc. History of Ironworks in the Berkshires $300
Sheffield Historical Society, Inc. Lost Ski Areas of Southern Berkshire County $250
Sheffield Historical Society, Inc. Living History at Sheffield Historical Society $400
The Bidwell House, Inc. Summer History Talk Series $150
Triplex Cinema, Inc. : TRIPLEX SATURDAY MORNING KIDS’ SERIES $1,200
Triplex Cinema, Inc. SPRING TEEN FILM FESTIVAL $1,350
Tupper, Lara Mary Oliver as Muse $200
Vocalis Youth Choir, Inc. Vocalis Scholarship Fund $300
Wells, Nanette Seasonal themed assorted crafting $150


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