In order to apply for an LCC grant, applicants must meet all eligibility and criteria requirements of the LCC Program.
For more detailed information, refer to the full LCC Program Regulations and Guidelines (PDF).
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Applications for field trips are accepted. (Formerly known as PASS applications.)
LCC Program Guidelines (PDF)
The postmark deadline for applications is October 15
BEVERLY CULTURAL COUNCIL FUNDING PRIORITIES in 2016
New and Emerging Artists"
New and Annual Community Events
Projects serving elementary school students
Projects serving families
Projects serving middle and high school students
Projects serving senior citizens
*The Beverly Cultural Council wishes to serve the Beverly community of artists and support/ fund projects in which local artists are enhancing and serving the greater Beverly community.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS & GUIDELINES
Please read the following instructions and guidelines carefully. Applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered for funding.
Applicants submit their applications directly to the Beverly Cultural Council. Before submitting an application, applicants should consider the Beverly Cultural Council’s Funding Priorities (above). Applications, information about applying, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at www.massculturalcouncil.org.
Mail Application with 10 copies to:
Beverly Cultural Council, PO Box 3032, Beverly, MA 01915
All Beverly Cultural Council grants are reimbursement-based. If approved for a grant, the grantee expends their own money on the project. Once the project is complete, the grantee submits paperwork for reimbursement to the Beverly Cultural Council.
Application deadline: All applicants must submit 10 copies of the completed application by the statewide postmark deadline, October 15. Late applications cannot be accepted.
Types of grants:The Beverly Cultural Council may approve grants for projects, operating support, ticket subsidy programs, artist residencies, fellowships or other activities, based on local priorities and needs as listed at the top of this page.
The Beverly Cultural Council may also choose to fund cultural field trips for children, grades pre-K through 12, by subsidizing the cost for children to attend programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences (including performances, educational tours and exhibits). Applicants can request funds for field trips for groups of children affiliated with schools (public, non-profit, religious, and home schools), afterschool and out-of-school programs, neighborhood/community centers, or civic organizations. Eligible field trip expenses include student ticket costs, transportation, chaperone tickets, guide fees, etc. This type of grant was formerly known as a “PASS grant.”
Program eligibility: Applicants may apply for grants for programs that take place during an 12 month window of eligibility between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
Applicant eligibility: Applicants must reside in Massachusetts and should have been engaged in the kind of activity for which funds are requested for at least one year.
The Beverly Cultural Council will accept applications from the following applicants:
Individuals: Individual applicants must show that a public benefit results from the project for which they are applying. For example, a public presentation of an individual’s work may provide the needed public benefit.
Incorporated private nonprofit organizations: Nonprofit preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools are subject to the same criteria and restrictions as public schools. (See below.)
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 does not have nonprofit status.
Public schools, libraries, and other municipal agencies: 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 funding and are subject to the same criteria and restrictions as public schools. The Beverly Cultural Council 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.
Applications are available online:
Standard Grant Application -
Field Trip Grant Application (formerly known as the “PASS Application”) -
*You must submit one original and ten (10) copies of your completed application, along with one set of optional supporting materials such as: resume(s) of key personnel, organizational brochures, letters of support/commitment, artist samples (DVD, Image CD, writings, portfolio, etc.).
Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want support materials returned. mail to Beverly Cultural Council, PO Box 3032, Beverly, MA 01915.
Your application must demonstrate that you have made a connection with a Beverly venue, organization or individual to conduct your project. Applications that do not clearly demonstrate a specific Beverly connection will not be considered.
The Beverly Cultural Council will not award grants to the same applicant for the same project for more than 3 consecutive years. If you are a returning applicant and have received funding for the past three years, you must submit an application for a new project or you will not be considered in this grant cycle.
GRANT FUNDS AND PAYMENTS
Payments are made on a reimbursement basis only. Reimbursements generally take 8 to 10 weeks. Applicants are sent a reimbursement form to use for their payment request. Final reimbursement will not be made until the project is completed (on or before December 31, 2017. To request permission for an extension beyond the grant period please call or email the council by December 15th, 2017. The council will review and vote on the request and notify applicants in writing of its decision.
Credit and Publicity Requirements: All grant recipients are required to acknowledge the financial support of the Beverly Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council in published materials and announcements about their project. More information about the MCC credit policy for grant recipients can be found on the MCC website (www.massculturalcouncil.org). The credit statement is "This program is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."
Conditional Approvals: The Beverly Cultural Council may place conditions on approved applications (i.e., the applicant must hold the proposed program during the town festival, or the performing group must provide free tickets to senior citizens).
Grant Extensions and Modifications: Grant recipients have one year from the date of their approval letter to request reimbursement. The Beverly Cultural Council can, at their discretion, approve reasonable extensions for projects. Project extensions should be requested in writing.
Grant recipients need the LCC’s written permission to make changes to their projects. Project modifications should be requested in writing, and the modification should not significantly alter the original purpose of the approved application.
If you have any questions, please contact Beverly Cultural Council Chair: