Auburn Cultural CouncilDiane Spanos
Auburn Town Hall104 Central StreetAuburn, MA 01501-2310
Applications for field trips are accepted. (Formerly known as PASS applications.)
LCC Program Guidelines (PDF)
The postmark deadline for applications is October 15
Priority given to grants generated by Auburn residents, organizations, agencies, schools that will benefit diverse groups of Auburnites through cultural, scientific and/or historical performances or education..
We support a broad variety of art forms, the ongoing work of individual artists, environmental education projects, collaborative proposals that bring together artists and other types of organizations, local cultural groups and projects that serve specific populations, such as youth, senior citizens, low income and disabled.
Who qualifies for funding?
Massachusetts-based individuals, artists, nonprofit community groups, cultural institutions and schools with cultural projects that have public benefit may apply. Auburn-based applicants are given preference.
Application Procedure: All applicants must submit two typed, signed copies of their proposal on an official application form. Forms will be available at the Auburn Public Library, at Town Hall and on the web at http://www.massculturalcouncil.org .
Unless otherwise specified on the official application form, the deadline is October 15th of each calendar year and a postmark with this date is acceptable. All applications should be typed and signed by the applicant and mailed or delivered to the Auburn Cultural Council c/o Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 104 Central St., Auburn, MA 01501. Address any questions to Diane Spanos or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are evaluated in terms of several criteria: artistic or creative merit; project design; qualifications, dedication, and past records of the individuals and organizations involved; physical accessibility & accommodating size of any facilities being used; and community benefit. It is mandatory that applicants have secured a venue for their presentation and provide a signed statement from the org./ facility validating site support. Successful applicants are required to inform the council of the date, time and location of the presentation of their project so members have the option of attending. The council will not fund activities that should be or have been part of municipal budgets (I.e., teacher salaries, classroom supplies, school sponsored clubs and organizations, library books/videos, etc.) Enrichment projects utilizing outside professionals are allowed. We do not fund transportation
ACC funds the purchase of tickets for cultural field trips for children pre-K through 12. They may be from public, private, and parochial schools as well as those in any community youth groups. Activities, which include cultural, educational exhibits and museum visits, must take place outside of the school setting. The Auburn Cultural Council does not fund transportation.
Field Trip Applications are now available. PASS grant applications are no longer used (effective 9/1/11).
Approximately two months after the October deadline, the Auburn Cultural Council will inform all applicants concerning the status of their application. The local council submits its funding decisions to the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Applicants should not publicize or implement any project until official approval has been received. Projects must be initiated during the grant period and completed within one year of funding.
What are the Publicity Requirements of the Cultural Council?
In all published materials and announcements regarding the activities supported by Auburn Cultural Council funds, the sponsoring group or individuals must acknowledge this support with a written and/or verbal credit statement. The credit statement is: “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Auburn Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural council, a state agency."
The MCC logo may also be used and is available at the MCC’s web site "http://www.massculturalcouncil.org" .
Public funding for cultural programs must be appropriated by the Mass State Legislature each year. Therefore, reminding your community about the source of this funding is critical in maintaining support by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the State Legislature.
Documented expenses must be submitted no later than 30 days after completion of the project. Failure to do so could jeopardize reimbursement. Funds must be released only for goods, materials or services rendered in fulfillment of the purpose indicated in the approved application. Payment may be made directly to the applicant in reimbursement for prior expenditures, either at the completion of the approved project or at pre-approved stages of completion. To request payment, the proper reimbursement form should be returned to the council with receipts, invoices, bills, etc. The project must be completed within one year of notification of approval unless otherwise stated.
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