West Newbury Cultural CouncilHelena Dion
PO Box 351West Newbury, MA 01985-1852
primary 978 304-6135
Applications for field trips are accepted. (Formerly known as PASS applications.)
LCC Program Guidelines (PDF)
The postmark deadline for applications is October 15
Effective April 2007
I. Program purpose and review criteria The purpose of the West Newbury Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality and local cultural resources and to ensure these resources are shared with the West Newbury community. The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities. 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 groups and projects that serve specific populations--youth, elders, low-income, disabled.
Applications are evaluated in terms of several criteria: Artistic or creative merit; project design; qualifications, dedication and track record of the individuals and organizations involved; physical accessibility of any facilities being used; and community benefit/involvement. Proposals from schools and libraries must not request support for activities that should be or used to be part of the municipal budget (i.e. teacher salaries, classroom supplies, school-sponsored clubs and organizations, library books/videos etc.). Enrichment projects utilizing outside professionals are allowed. West Newbury and immediate surrounding community based applicants are given preference over those from more distant communities. The council will carefully scrutinize repeated requests; such proposals should show other sources of support to show the project is not dependent solely on council funding.
Applicants can be : a) arts, humanities or interpretive science organizations; b) individuals including artists, performers, science educators, historians or other humanists, parents, community members, etc.; c)community organizations including, but not limited to, schools, social service organizations, civic groups, neighborhood centers, youth, senior and family associations, etc. Incorporated organizations must be nonprofit; unincorporated associations must have a nonprofit purpose. Individual applicants are required to be residents for at least one year; organizations must be organized and operating int eh state for a least a year.
Completed applicants must be received or postmarked by October 15. Send applications and support material to the West Newbury Cultural Council, P.O. Box 351, West Newbury, MA 01985
Application Deadline-----October 15
Notification of disaproved applications-- January 1st
Notification of approval---on or before January 30
Final reports and payment requests due----April 10 (following year of approval)
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