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a) ACC Non-Dependency --
Because local council funding is not intended to be used as the sole source of funding for projects of a continuing nature, we
encourage funding from other sources. In the first year of a particular program, we may elect to give a large grant. Over time,
however, the percentage of the project budget coming from the ACC is expected to decrease. A good rule of thumb is that if the same
project has been funded by the ACC at the same level for three years in a row, it violates the non-dependency criteria. When we say
same project, we mean that the project has no differences or variations from year to year. On the other hand, a project may
appear to be the same, but if it has a different theme, different people involved, or serves a different audience (such as a
different group of students), it would not be considered to be the same project.
b) Applicants must have a local Partner / Venue in Agawam.
(A partial list of possible sponsoring venues in Agawam can be found here.)
c) Artists/applicants are not eligible during consecutive years.
d) The Agawam Cultural Council will also entertain grant requests from schools and youth groups to cover ticket and transportation
costs of field trips for school-age children.
e) The ACC will NOT accept paper applications. All applications must be submitted online.
Must applicant be a town resident? No
May institutions as well as individuals apply? Yes
Should an applicant have a local or institutional sponsor or committed venue? Yes
Must the event be open to the public? Yes (Exceptions -- such as schools or nursing homes.)
Must the project have a specified date? No
May the project have an estimated date? Yes
Must the project have a specified location or venue? Yes (Applications without an arranged venue will
Is a letter of support or intent from a sponsoring institution required? Yes
Is a sample (or published review, etc.) of the artist's work required? Yes
Are multiple copies of application form required? No (only 1 required to submit)
Are additional copies of artist/ presenter's resume required? No (only 1 required)
Must applicant or institutional representative be available to attend an ACC meeting after October 15th to answer questions about
the application that they submitted? Applications for this cycle are due October 17, 2016. (October 15, 2016 is a Saturday.)
Additional guidelines: Questions should be sent to the ACC e-mail address at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may call former ACC Chair Bob Kadis at (413) 789-4814, or send an e-mail directly to: