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Commonwealth Awards

Awards to Massachusetts Organizations, Individuals,
Schools & Communities for Cultural Achievement

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Massachusetts Cultural Council

Deadline Date:

11/07/14

Description:

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Awards to Massachusetts individuals, organizations, schools and communities to recognize extraordinary contributions made by the arts, sciences, and humanities to education, economic vitality, and quality of life in communities across the State. Awards are available in the categories of organizational leadership, communities, individual achievement, media, accessibility, and STEM-related arts activities.

The following awards are available:

1) Leadership - For the leader of a non-profit cultural organization, school, or community who has shown extraordinary commitment to serving the public.

2) Creative Community - For a city, town, or community-based organization that has demonstrated the central role of arts and culture in building healthier, more vital, more livable communities.

3) Achievement - For an individual or cultural organization whose creative achievements have uniquely enriched life in Massachusetts.

4) Creative Youth Development - For an individual, school, or cultural organization that has demonstrated the importance of creativity and innovation to the achievement and success of young people.

5) Cultural Philanthropy - For an individual, corporation, or foundation that has made lasting contributions to the cultural life of Massachusetts through charitable giving.

6) Media - For a member of the media or a media outlet that has demonstrated outstanding support of the cultural community in Massachusetts by telling its stories.

7) Access - Recognizes exceptional initiatives or programs that make arts and culture accessible and inclusive for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and other underserved populations.

8) STEM to STEAM - For an individual, school, or cultural organization that has successfully fused learning in the arts with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148146

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominations are accepted for individuals, organizations, schools, or communities.

Pre-Application Information:

Please complete the call for nominations form by Friday, November 7: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M7BLRS9

Winners – along with the keynote speaker – will be announced after January 1.

The awards will be presented on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 PM at Massachusetts State House, Boston. The Commonwealth Awards ceremony is a chance for the Massachusetts non-profit cultural sector to come together, assert its value, and make the case for continued public investment. The event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Anita Walker, Executive Director
617-858-2728
anita.walker@art.state.ma.us

Massachusetts Cultural Council
10 St. James Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116-3803

Tel: 617-858-2700
Toll Free (in MA only): 800-232-0960
Fax: 617-727-0044
TTY: 617-338-9153
mcc@art.state.ma.us

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