Richard Perkins, co-chair; Diana Lee, co-chair, Di Clymer, Deborah Disston, Elizabeth Harvey, Stephanie Leone, Natalie Bartlett, Daniel Schrager
The Concord Cultural Council (CCC), whose members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen, supports community cultural projects through its grant program. Funds are received from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) whose mission is “to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.”
Information about applying for grants was publicized in the Concord Journal and Boston Globe Northwest; guidelines and applications were distributed at the Town House and both branches of the Concord Free Public Library, and at other selected areas around the Town. The application deadline for 2011 was October 15. Public Meetings were held on September 13, October 18, October 25, and November 22, 2011. Richard Perkins and Diana Lee acted as co-chairs.
Information packets/grant applications were reviewed for funding at the October 18th and 25th meetings, and with final decisions made at the November 22 meeting, which included consideration of reimbursements from fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. The 2011-2012 grant applications were considered according to MCC and CCC guidelines, which were discussed and voted on. The Council chose to fund the following 13 proposals:
Concord Cultural Council Grants 2011-2012
Individuals and organizations may apply to the CCC for funding for programs, projects and presentations in music, dance, visual arts, poetry, literature, drama, the humanities and scientific interpretation for all age groups. Preference is given to applicants who live or work in Concord or who offer programs, projects or presentations that specifically benefit the Concord community.
There will be a Community Input meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Town House to discuss the process and answer questions on the process. Additional information is available at https://www.mass-culture.org/Concord.