Kate Bird, Co-chair
Patsy Eickelberg, Co-chair
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.” The mcc allotted $4,000 in
grant monies to the CCC for 2007-2008.
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 the Concord Free Public Library, and schools/ptgs were notified about the application process. The application deadline was October 15. The Committee met five times to consider awards.
2006-2007 Grant Recipient Reception
Young cellist Emily Flavin performed for guests at a reception honoring Concord Cultural Council grant recipients. A total of 19 Grants were awarded. Emily represented the Concord Conservatory of Music, one of the grant recipients.
Information packets were distributed for 34 requests for $17,089 in funding. In October and November, reimbursements from 2006-2007 were reviewed and 2007-2008 grant applications were considered according to mcc and ccc guidelines, which were then discussed and voted on. The Council chose to fund 12 proposals. Council members were assigned as liaisons for each grant recipient
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.