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Applicants can be: arts, humanities, or interpretive science organizations; individuals, including artists, science educators, historians or other humanists, parents, or community members; or community organizations including, but not limited to, schools, social service organizations, civic groups, neighborhood centers, or youth, senior and family associations.
Please read the section on eligibility in the Mass Cultural Council LCC Program Guidelines PDF: https://massculturalcouncil.org/documents/lccguidelines.pdf
Grant applications are evaluated based on several review criteria: artistic or creative merit; project design; qualifications and track record of the individuals and organizations involved; physical accessibility of any facilities being used; and Montague community benefit and involvement. Montague-based applicants and programs are given preference over those based in other towns.
Projects may include the participation of outside professionals. The Council seeks to support new, innovative projects rather than recurring requests. The Council has determined that its allocation of funds is most effective when larger percentages of its limited resources are provided to fewer projects that represent the potential capacity to reach a broad cross-section of the Montague community.
Proposals from schools and libraries cannot include requests for support of expenses that should be or have been part of the municipal budget (i.e. teacher salaries, classroom supplies, school-sponsored clubs and organizations, library books/videos).
New grant cycle begins September 1, 2023
Application deadline: October 17, 2023
Notification of disapproved applications: November – December, 2023
Final notification of approved applications: on or before January 17, 2024
Grantees must claim award or request an extension by Dec 31, 2024
Final reports due: by January 17, 2025
The Montague Cultural Council wishes to encourage proposals from a broad range of applicants and to fund programs that allow Montague residents in all five villages to experience a diverse array of cultural events.
We weigh many factors when making decisions about which proposals to fund. This year we will look most favorably on:
In your application, you should:
(Email is preferred whenever possible.)
Montague Cultural Council Montague Town Hall 1 Avenue A Turners Falls, MA 01376-1128