2018 Grant Applications Open September 1st 2017

We are excited for this new grant cycle here at the Salem Cultural Council. We have new members and we are looking forward to adding to the vibrant arts and culture scene here in Salem.

Have an idea you want funding for? The application process is getting started. Deadline for submissions is October 16th, 2017.

For more information, please visit the Massachusetts Cultural Council information page about how to apply for a grant through your Local Cultural Council.

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The Salem Cultural Council is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council(MCC), a state agency that supports public programs and educational activities in the arts, sciences, and humanities. The Salem Cultural Council is responsible for designing local funding criteria for the grants and granting preliminary approvals. The Massachusetts Cultural Council has final approval and awards funding drawn from appropriations from the state legislature.

The Salem Cultural Council places an emphasis on locally-based artists and programs. We are looking for works and presentations that will have the greatest impact on the Salem Community and promote the history, diverse culture and positive attributes of the North Shore area.

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5 Reasons to Apply for a Salem Cultural Council Grant

 1.  We want to fund YOU.

The Salem Cultural Council exists to support you and other members of the community. We are eager to award monetary grants to benefit the Salem community, and we would love for YOU to be a recipient.

2.  You have a vision for what Salem would love.

You live here, or you work here. You see the arts and cultural opportunities that are available, and you have a vision for something you know the community would love to see or experience. Describe that vision in an application, and receive funding to bring it to life.

3.  You see a need that can be met with funding support.

You see a need in the community, and to meet that need, you need funding.
Apply for a grant!

4.  Grants exist to bring opportunities to Salem.

Cultural Council funding is meant to help community members bring new and exciting opportunities to their communities, and we need your help identifying what will be most meaningful for Salem.

5.  Applications are due soon!

Applications are due on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The online application will ask for information about you, your project idea, and how you will bring it to life. Apply today!

Visit SalemCulturalCouncil.wordpress.com or contact salemculturalcouncil.gmail.com.
Application details are available at http://www.mass-culture.org.
Applications must be submitted online by Monday, October 16, 2017.

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Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Salem Cultural Council is Now Accepting Grant Applications Supporting Projects in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences

Proposals for Community-Oriented Programs are Due October 16

Salem, MA, September 1, 2017 – The Salem Cultural Council is accepting applications from organizations, schools, and individuals for grants that support cultural activities in the community. The application deadline is  October 16.  These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Salem, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.

The Salem Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCC) serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

Last year, the Salem Cultural Council distributed more than $14,000 in grants to the community, supporting projects/programs such the Salem Culturefest, the Salem Arts Festival and various artists within the community.

For local guidelines and complete information on the Salem Cultural Council visit SalemCulturalCouncil.wordpress.com or contact salemculturalcouncil@gmail.com. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at http://www.mass-culture.org.

Press inquiries: Liz Polay-Wettengel

Phone: 617-593-5416

E-mail: salemculturalcouncil@gmail.com

Public Meeting Scheduled Thursday, September 7th

The Salem Cultural Council is scheduling a public meeting for Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:00pm. This meeting will take place at 120 Washington Street in the small conference room.

The proposed agenda is as follows:

  • Introductions
  • FY18 Grant Cycle – Immediate Next Steps and Roles
  • Council Priorities. A discussion and vote on these priorities
  • Elections – Chair, Secretary, Treasurer
  • Recurring Meeting Time
  • Setting a Date for our next Public Meeting

This meeting is open to the public and we welcome your participation.

Review meeting on November 9, 2016

The Salem Cultural Council will meet on Wednesday, November 9 at 7 pm to review all of the grant applications we received for 2017. We will meet at the City Hall Annex at 120 Washington Street on the second floor.

To learn more about the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) application, the process, and eligibility, see the MCC website.

Stay tuned for our announcement of the 2017 awards.

Sorry-October 17, 2016 has passed!

Sorry, but deadline for the MCC grant application was Monday, October 17, 2016, to apply for a 2017 grant. The next step of the 2017 —grant cycle will be for the Salem Cultural Council to review all of the grant applications it received for 2017.

To learn more about the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) application, the process, and eligibility, see the MCC website. The 2017 application deadline has passed, but you can always mark your calendar for next year’s cycle.

Stay tuned for our announcement of the 2017 awards.

Apply yourself!

The Salem Cultural Council enjoys helping the local art scene flourish. In 2016, we awarded 21 grants totaling $14,000. Our 2017 grant application deadline is fast approaching. And yes, individual artists can apply.

There are 329 local cultural councils in Massachusetts, which means there is a probably one near you. To learn more about the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) application, the process, and eligibility, see the MCC website. This year you can apply online.

The deadline for the MCC grant application is Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:59pm. So get going and best of luck!

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