Project grants are given out to encourage artists or organizations with projects that are innovative, collaborative in nature, benefit the Milton community, and demonstrate artistic excellence.
Funding priority is given to Milton artists and organizations, to projects that originate in Milton, and to projects that benefit Milton residents.
Proposals are encouraged that reflect knowledge of specific Milton neighborhoods' artistic, humanist and cultural needs and are collaborative efforts with neighborhood councils and organizations.
The Milton Cultural Council encourages grant proposals that celebrate diversity.
Projects are funded for the period beginning September 1 and ending December 31 of the following calendar year. For example, applications due on October 17 2016 can include projects scheduled for execution from September 1 2016 until December 31 2017.
The Milton Cultural Council will only consider applications that have a local Milton sponsor or are hosted by a Milton organization. Projects must have a significant Milton impact. Applicants are limited to TWO (2) applications per grant cycle. Many recipients receive partial awards, and the Milton Cultural Council encourages applicants to seek additional sources of revenue.
This is a reimbursement program; no money is given upfront. Award money will be available to you only after you have completed your project.
All reimbursement requests must be accompanied by proper documentation which includes:
- MCC reimbursement form
- Financial information showing funds expended on said project
- Paid invoices, canceled checks and/or receipts
- Proof of proper credit to the MCC
- Brief written summary of the event
Milton Cultural Council funds are not intended to replace existing public funds for programs in the arts and humanities. The Milton Cultural Council will not fund projects if the request is the sole source of funding for the project. Applicants must demonstrate that their proposal has alternative funding sources besides the Milton Cultural Council in the budget section of their application.
The Milton Cultural Council does not fund programs that replace school-funded programs and activities in the arts. We encourage applications for programs that provide cultural enrichment. The council does not fund the same project for more than three consecutive years.
The Milton Cultural Council grant process is governed by the requirements and regulations established by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.