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Southbridge Cultural Council

Our mission is to support diversified programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences for the cultural benefit and well being of the citizens of Southbridge, first and foremost.


Ted Bartlett

Southbridge Town Hall
41 Elm Street
Southbridge, MA 01550-2645

Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Fy24 The Southbridge Cultural Council priorities for applications with no order of applications the following categories: Southbridge applicants (individuals), artists, performers, private non-profit organizations, schools, library, or other non-profit public agencies, religious groups, churches, etc, and applicants only from Massachusetts. New applicants, art forms and humanities programs that are under-represented in the community with projects interested in promoting cultural diversity. All are considered with the same criteria restrictions of MCC and that of Southbridge (SCC) for compliance. All applicants must read, understand and follow the MCC and SCC criteria requirements before completing the online application grant contract.
All events/programs must be open to the general public and venues chosen have to be handicapped accessible.

FY24 Local Guidelines

Location and Venue: The activity must take place in Southbtidge. The VENUE and DATE must be CONFIRMED before submission of the online application to Boston, MA . In all instances, a change of venue date of the grant requires a written job modification letter mailed to the SCC for prior approval before the event can take place. The mailing address is the letterhead of the grant acceptance letter of January 2024. No emails are accepted since this request is date and time stamped when received at the Southbridge Town Hall office. Publicity -Promotion: The event must be promoted in accordance to the criteria requirements of MCC and SCC compliance. Refer to the acceptance letter of January ’24, the MCC Contract/Requirements online of MCC for specifics and to the SCC criteria as well which is different in some areas from the MCC criteria. The Southbridge Cultural Council advocates using the recognition statement in the grant acceptance letter with the MCC logo or in place of the logo on flyers and some promo materials. While the MCC logo is useful, when used alone in place of the statement it tends to eliminate the community recognition you are in with your event. All promoted/published materials must recognize the Southbridge Cultural Council support and the Massachusetts Cultural Council support.. While social media is acceptable, news releases especially to the local newspaper once a week issue on Thursday is necessary (Southbridge News, Editor, P.O. Box 90, Southbridge, MA 01550) and to the Southbridge Cable Access TV, 41 Elm st. Town Hall, Southbridge, MA 01550 . Both should be mailed 2 to 3 weeks before the date of the event for coverage. Important is that the individual in charge of the event’s publicity must be made aware of the MCC and SCC criteria for compliance of the grant funding. Also important, the grant recipient should not rely solely on the host venue for the publicity. The grantee recipient of the grant funding has a obligation to do publicity. Reimbursement: The Southbridge Cultural Council does not participate in direct grant reimbursement. All events are a reimbursement form procedure after the event with all the criteria required publicity documentation. All publicity published copies of news releases, published social media copies, programs, flyers, tickets, paid invoices, etc. must be included with the reimbursement request. Grant reimbursement is valid one year from the date of the grant acceptance letter of January 2024. The reimbursement may take 3 to 4 weeks before a check is issued. Failure in the submission of required documentation may cause an additional delay for payment. PLEASE NOTE: Every 2024 grant recipient must provide an updated and correct W-9 Tax form with the reimbursement request. Failure to provide this required documentation will further delay payment.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Alicea Tilton, Kathleen Ed The Wizard $800
Bates III, Davis R. A Song & Story Summer Reading Celebration $800
Bradley, Paula Banjo PIckin' Gals: Women and the Banjo $800
Clay, Sarah Blue Skies - Free Concert $800
Crocodile River Music, Inc Crocodile River Music at JEL $1,600
Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. Alice @ Wonderland $800
Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. "Jimmy Buffet Escape to Margaritaville" $1,500
Giving Trees for Life, Inc. Giving Trees for Live Inc. $600
Harrington, Noah Acoustic Nomads: Around the World at Jacob Edwards Library $1,500
Hurlbut, Steven M. Jumpin' Juba Library Concert $900
Jacob Edwards Library Carlos Odria Trio $1,400
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $800
Maichack, Mary Jo D. Fairy House Craft $629
McDonough, John Puppet Show Presentation $550
Nault, Bridget Badger & Nault $500
Richards, Raianne Community Concert with Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards $900
Sateriale, George The Magic of Your Imagination $800
Setiawan, Ethan Hildaland $1,400
Shawna E. Shea Memorial Foundation, Inc. UnderGround Wednesday Free Film Screenings $250
Shoup, Lynda Draw and Stitch Labyrinths $700
Silvia, Elizabeth The Catnip Junkies Live! $1,700
Tran, Anthony Flamenco Performance $1,600
Waterman, Jon Live Music Making History Live $350
York, Matt Matt York - Songs & Stories: Willie Nelson $650
morrill, Frank William Bullard's Photography of People of Color: 1897-1917 $400
the Wizard, Ed Reading is Magic $800
van Nort, Emily Native Plant Winter Sow $500

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