Weymouth Cultural Council
Thank you for your interest in the Weymouth Cultural Council.
Our mission is to support cultural events for the citizens of Weymouth and surrounding communities on the South Shore.
Grant applications will be accepted from SEPTEMBER 1st -OCTOBER 17th. Applications must be submitted online, paper will not be accepted. Late applications cannot be accepted.
The Weymouth Cultural Council (WCC) is a volunteer group of Weymouth residents whose purpose is to support local public programs that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts and humanities to benefit the residents of Weymouth.
The WCC has an important role in ensuring that cultural opportunities are made accessible to all segments of the community, including children, teens, elders and the disabled. Preference will be given to performances and events located at Weymouth community venues, and established artists and organizations based in Weymouth or supporting the residents of Weymouth.
Programs we will fund include, but are not limited to:
– Community wide gatherings: festivals, concerts, plays, other cultural activities
– School cultural enrichment programs
– Nature, environmental education projects
– Projects celebrating local history, cultural diversity
– Restoration or preservation projects (not related to capital expenditures)
– Neighborhood revitalization
– Local artists’ live and work spaces, and professional development
Massachusetts-based individuals, artists, nonprofit community groups, cultural institutions and schools may apply.
In addition to the state criteria (public benefit, non-discrimination, no substitution, arts/humanities/interpretive sciences), applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
– How well the program meets our local priorities
– Community support and involvement
– Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
– Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of a community’s underserved populations or support diverse forms of cultural activities
– Financial need
– Demonstrated planning, including venue, artist, and date(s) of program.
We do not fund food, beverages, travel or field trips.
Applicants that are non-profit will not be reimbursed for sales taxes paid.
To receive consideration, all applications must have a date, venue, and artist listed on the application.
Approved applicants will receive an Approval Letter, Reimbursement Form and Grantee Credit and Publicity Requirements near the beginning of next year. In order for Applicants to receive reimbursement they must meet the following 3 requirements;
To Receive Payment, the Reimbursement Form attached to the Approval Letter must be filled out. Either Federal Tax ID or Social Security Number must be provided on the form.
NOTE: Sales taxes paid by non-profit organizations are not reimbursable.
PROOF OF CREDIT AND PUBLICITY:
Applicants need to provide evidence that the event took place and was credited to both Massachusetts Cultural Council and Weymouth Cultural Council. This includes copies of announcements, programs,
news clippings, press releases, photos, on-line postings etc. which each should display the Massachusetts Cultural Council logo.
PROOF OF PAYMENT:
FOR ALL PAYMENT METHODS BELOW: – Copies of invoices when available.
FOR BANK ON-LINE OR CHECK PAYMENTS: – Copies front and back of checks after processing by bank or bank statement showing payee information with check image if available.
FOR CASH PAYMENTS: – Copies of Paid bills or receipts
FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS: – Copies of receipt or online order. Copies of credit card statements showing information related to your project displayed. Unrelated charges and the first 12 digits of
account number may be redacted.
Neglecting to include these items will delay your payment.
Reimbursement will take approximately two to six weeks.
You will have one year from the date of the Approval Letter to submit a request for reimbursement.
Weymouth Town Hall
75 Middle Street
East Weymouth, MA 02189-1359
FY23 Local Priorities
Supporting cultural events for the citizens of Weymouth and surrounding communities on the South Shore.
FY23 Local Guidelines
We do not fund food, beverages, travel or field trips. Applicants that are non-profit will not be reimbursed for sales taxes paid. To receive consideration, all applications must have a date, venue, and artist listed on the application.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Academy Avenue School Parent Council||Prismatic Magic Bullying Prevention||$1,049||Academy Avenue School Parent Council||Tanglewood Marionettes Perseus and Medusa||$1,168||Academy Avenue School Parent Council||Capoeira: Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts, Music and Dance||$1,740||Fine Arts Chorale, Inc.||Puccini Messa di Gloria||$1,000||MUSE, Inc.||MUSE Incorporated - Musical Visits for Seniors||$750||Maria Weston Chapman Middle School||MWC ARTS Assembly||$3,670||Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc.||The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival||$1,000||Murphy School Parent Council||Be Somebody!||$1,250||Old Ship Candlelight Concerts||Candlelight Concerts||$500||Purdy-Quinlan, Jodi||History of the Massachusett People at Wessagussett||$2,500||Science & Engineering Education Development, Inc.||5th Grade Chemistry at Pingree||$700||South Shore Young Men's Christian Association||Corn Festival performers||$500||South Shore Young Men's Christian Association||Maple Day||$500||Southeastern Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc.||Youth Concert||$1,150||Talking Information Center, Inc.||TIC Live Radio Theater||$500||Taunton City Band, Inc.||Taunton City band summer concert series||$530||The Arc of the South Shore, Inc.||3rd Annual Holiday Festival Featuring Winter Sleigh Rides at Webb State Park||$3,500||Thomas V. Nash, Jr. Elementary School||Capoeira Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts, Music, & Dance||$980||Thomas V. Nash, Jr. Elementary School||Holidays around the world||$995||Thomas V. Nash, Jr. Elementary School||Kindness quest||$799||Thomas V. Nash, Jr. Elementary School||Sheryl Faye Presents RBG||$600||Thomas W. Hamilton Primary School||Bringing the Arts to Hamilton||$2,300||Town of Weymouth||Weymouth Summer Concert and Movie Series||$3,600||Town of Weymouth||Weymouth's Annual Pumpkin Give-A-Wey at Farmers Market||$4,200||Weymouth Art Association||Artists demonstration and presentation||$1,500||Weymouth Irish Heritage Parade and Festival||Irish Heritage Parade and Festival||$1,000||Weymouth Public Libraries||Summer Sounds Concert Series at Fogg Library||$4,000||Weymouth Public Libraries||Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics with Li Lui||$700||Weymouth Public Libraries||Wilderness Survival for Teens||$200||Weymouth Public Libraries||Watercolor Flowers with Popup Art||$300||William Seach Primary School||Black History Tribute Laser School Assembly Program with STEM Laser Science Assembly||$1,349||William Seach Primary School||Wongai! Rhythms of West Africa, Brazil & the Caribbean||$1,470|