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Everett Cultural CouncilJoanne Alba-LaMonica
484 BroadwayMayor's OfficeEverett, MA 02149-3613
Applications for field trips are accepted. (Formerly known as PASS applications.)
LCC Program Guidelines (PDF)
The postmark deadline for applications is October 15
1. Proposals featuring collaborations
between cultural organizations (especially those of different cultural
2. Proposals appealing to a multi-generational
spectrum of the community (students, adults, or seniors)
3. Proposals seeking to generate
greater communication and collaboration between cultural organizations
and greater awareness of culture in the community
4. Field trip proposals
PLEASE NOTE: Proposals from artists,
humanists, or organizations who have not made an agreement with a specific
local venue or organization prior to applying will not be considered
The Everett Cultural Council strongly
recommends that applicants:
1) Work with a local sponsor or
venue. Applicants who do not live in Everett must have a letter of support
from a local institution such as the library, school, or a community
2) Submit five (5) copies of the
application pages to the Everett Cultural Council. Include only one
set of supporting materials, e.g., brochures, tapes, flyers, etc.
3) Have a detailed publicity plan
for the proposed activity. Credit for ECC Funding must be evident at
the event and in all publicity related to the event.
4) Provide a completed and balanced
budget for the proposed activity. (Total project expenses must equal
total project income.)
5) Serve the Everett Community.
Although the ECC occasionally funds projects outside of Everett, our
primary focus is to fund activities that serve the local community and
improve the cultural offerings for residents of Everett.
6) Avoid including transportation
costs in grant applications.
Who qualifies for funding?
artists, nonprofit community groups, cultural institutions and schools
with a cultural project that has a public benefit component may apply.
How does someone apply for funding?
Application forms are available
on line at www.massculturalcouncil.org where applicants can complete the form
and print it out. The library offers access to the Internet.
When are applications due? How
should they be completed?
The deadline is Oct. 15 of each
calendar year and postmarks are acceptable. All applications should
be typed and signed by the applicant and sent or delivered to the Everett
Cultural Council at City Hall at 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149. Programs
must be specifically described with the names, artist fees, qualifications
of the individual(s) leading the activity, letters of support from facility
to be use and collaborators. Applicants must use physically accessible
What is the process for approval?
Approximately two months after the
Oct. 15 deadline, the Everett Cultural Council will review all applications. Approved applicants will receive final notification
by early April pending approval by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Applicants have one year from the date of
final approval to complete their project and apply for reimbursement.
Extensions may be requested in writing but are not automatically granted.
How is payment received?
By submitting a Reimbursement Request
form along with invoices, bills, a brief financial report, and copies
of promotional material to the Everett Cultural Council address listed
above. Request should be within 60 days of project completion. To receive
reimbursement, grantees must acknowledge the source of funding, either
by using the MCC logo or the following credit line in all verbal and
written promotion: "This program is supported in part by a grant
from the Everett Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts
Cultural Council, a state agency." Payment takes approximately
six to eight weeks pending Massachusetts
Cultural Council approval.
criteria is used to make grant decisions?
Proposals are evaluated by several
considerations: benefit to the community (including projects that may
benefit segments traditionally underserved by cultural activities);
quality of the activity, evidence of planning, qualifications of the
individual(s) who will lead the activity, track record of the sponsoring
group, clarity of proposal. School-related proposals must be for enrichment
activities and not for programs, supplies, or salaries that should be
part of the school budget. Call the council for clarification about
school and library requests, or about any capital expenditure requests.
The Council carefully scrutinizes repeat requests; such proposals should
include other sources of support to show the project is not dependent
solely on Council funding.
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