Local councils are authorized to develop additional criteria and may give different weight to their criteria in order to reflect local concerns and community cultural needs.
In addition to the Funding Priorities listed in the MCC Guidelines, The Falmouth Cultural Council will consider these Criteria:
Priority is given to Falmouth area artists and interpreters of the sciences, Falmouth-based cultural organizations, and Falmouth audiences Events should take place in Falmouth or benefit the Falmouth community. For events and activities, contact should be made and documented with the sponsoring institution. (For example, if you wish to have an activity at the Senior Center, you must contact the Senior Center Director as part of the planning process prior to submitting an application).
The project must show the potential to promote excellence, educational opportunities, access to and diversity in the arts, humanities or interpretive sciences.
Applicants, in the content of their application, must show commitment to their discipline as evidenced by previous training or achievements. However, groups or individuals who are new to the application process are especially encouraged to submit proposals.
The application must demonstrate thoughtful planning and aim for high quality results.
The project should be able to elicit community support and involvement.
A project that attracts an underserved group or a broad spectrum of the population may merit special consideration.
Applications now available on-line at: the Massachusetts Cultural Council web site. Click the "Apply Now" tab above.
Potential applicants will be invited to an informational meeting, which will be scheduled several weeks prior to the application deadline. The meeting will be held in the small conference room at Falmouth Town Hall. This will be an opportunity to ask questions about the grant application process, though it is not intended as a time to pitch your particular proposal.
Who may apply? Massachusetts residents, artists, non-profit community groups, cultural institutions and schools with an activity related to the arts, humanities or interpretive sciences.
Funding is for events/works that take place in the calendar year of 2016. The proposed project must occur after the Falmouth Cultural Council approves the project, usually by mid-January. The project may occur up to a year after approval is given; however, it may not occur before the submitted proposal has received approval from the FCC.
The Application must be complete. All applications must be typed and signed by the applicant. Programs must be specifically described with names, artist fees, letters of support from collaborators/facilities, etc.
Late applications cannot be considered.
Notification of Approval/Disapproval: The Falmouth Cultural Council will meet in early November to review the applications. The Council will inform any applicants of disapproval by the end of November, and approval by mid January. Approvals and disapprovals will be sent by email.
This is a reimbursement program, and Request for Payment forms are mailed to recipients upon final State approval.
Grant payments are in the form of reimbursement. When it comes time to make payment on the grants, recipients must submit paid receipts and proof that the proposed project happened.
Grant recipients are required by law to include the MCC logo statement in all publicity.