Nantucket Cultural Council Grants

Grants to Nantucket, Massachusetts Nonprofits, Schools,
and Individuals for Community Arts Programming

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Massachusetts Cultural Council - Nantucket Cultural Council



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Grants to Nantucket, Massachusetts individual artists, cultural organizations, schools, and other community groups for projects including performances, exhibitions, lectures, and artist residencies in schools. An informational meeting will be held on September 13, 2016. Funding is intended to integrate arts into education, connect art to everyday life, and expose an arts discipline to a new audience.

Applicants may apply for grants for programs that take place during an 18-month window of eligibility from July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017.

Applicants must reside or be located in Massachusetts. The applicant, or person leading the project/program, should have been engaged in the kind of activity for which funds are requested for at least one year. Local councils may accept applications from anyone included in the list below.

- Individuals. Individual applicants must show that a public benefit results from the project for which they are applying. A public presentation of an individual’s work may provide the needed public benefit. Individual members of local councils may apply for funding from a local council, but must observe all conflict of interest laws and regulations in the granting process. Local councils may also establish their own rules regarding applications from council members as long as these are consistent with the state’s conflict of interest laws (see Appendix B).

- Incorporated private nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit preschools, elementary schools, middle schools,
and high schools are subject to the same criteria and restrictions as public schools.

- Unincorporated associations that can establish a nonprofit objective. A group of individuals coming together with a common purpose (e.g., local community band, theater group) that do not have nonprofit status.

- Public schools, libraries, other municipal agencies, and the local cultural council itself. Municipal agencies are eligible to apply for funding, but are subject to the “No Substitution” criteria. Capital expenditure requests for public agencies are not eligible.

- Religious organizations. Religious organizations or groups with a religious affiliation are eligible to apply for funding of cultural programming that is available to the general public. Religious schools are also eligible for LCC funding and are subject to the same criteria and restrictions as public schools. LCCs can only approve applications that are primarily cultural in their intent and do not have the effect of advancing religion. Capital expenditure requests for religious organizations are not eligible.

There will be an informational meeting about the new electronic filing on Wednesday, September 13, 2016 at the Atheneum lower level.

Since October 15 falls on a weekend, the statewide deadline is Monday, October 17.

An online application will be available September 1.

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

Jordana Fleischut

Nantucket Cultural Council
Town Hall
Nantucket, MA 02554-3500


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