Cultural Council

Council Members:
Patricia Crosby - Co-Chair, phcrosby@gmail.com
Lynda Hodsdon Mayo - Co-Chair
Anna Hendricks
Daniel Botkin
Emily Samuels
Isaac Bingham
Judd Greenstein

Mailing Address: 325 Main Road, Gill, MA 01354-9758

Date:  November 10, 2020

Contact: Lynda Hodsdon Mayo

Phone:  413-863-0138

 E-mail: [assessors@gillmass.org]

 

GILL CULTURAL COUNCIL SEEKING PROPOSALS FROM LOCAL ARTS, HUMANITIES & SCIENCE PROGRAMS

Deadline to apply for FY21 LCC grant funding is extended through Dec. 14th

 

GILL – The GILL Cultural Council announces today that proposals to receive funding to support community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs are due Monday, December 14, 2020 by 11:59PM EST.

 

According to Council spokesperson Lynda Hodsdon Mayo, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in GILL -- including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.

 

The GILL Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) serving all 351 communities in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences, and humanities every year. The state Legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to every community.

 

While the total amount of funding available will be contingent upon the Mass Cultural Council’s FY 21 state budget appropriation, last year the GILL Cultural Council distributed $4,808 in grants.

 

For local guidelines and complete information on the GILL Cultural Council, contact Lynda Hodsdon Mayo, Co-Chair at 413-863-0138 or assessors@gillmass.org . Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org.

 

For specific information about COVID-19 related considerations, please visit https://massculturalcouncil.org/covid-19-resources/guidance-for-local-cultural-councils-and-their-grantees-in-response-to-covid-19/.

 

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Meeting Schedule: The Council meets in the fall to vote on grant applications that are submitted by the mid-November due date for this year, due to the Covid 19 month delay. We hold additional meetings on an as-needed basis. Please contact the Chairs to determine the meeting time and to be included on the agenda.

No meetings currently scheduled.

Members.

7 of 9 seats. 3 years each seat.

  • Daniel Botkin. June, 2022.
  • Anna Hendricks. August, 2022.
  • Emily Samuels. September, 2022.
  • Lynda Hodsdon Mayo. October, 2022.
  • Patricia Crosby. October, 2022.
  • Isaac Bingham. January, 2023.
  • Judd Greenstein. April, 2023.
  • VACANT
  • VACANT

Date: October 1st, 2020

Contact: Lynda Hodsdon Mayo

Phone: 413-863-0138

E-mail: assessors@gillmass.org

 

GILL CULTURAL COUNCIL SEEKS FUNDING PROPOSALS

 

 

According to Council spokesperson Lynda Hodsdon Mayo, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Gill and surrounding communities. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council encourages applications for both online and live events, with the understanding that up to date requirements for social distancing will be met. Gill seeks to bring performers, artists, historians, naturalists, speakers, musicians, and workshop presenters to venues in town or nearby towns. Some of the organizations the Mass Cultural Council (MCC) and Gill  have given money to in recent years include the Slate Memorial Library, the Gill Elementary School, the Gill/Montague Council on Aging, the Gill Historical Commission, the Shea Theater and the Antenna Cloud Farm concert series.

 

The Gill Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

 

In 2020, the Gill Cultural Council distributed $4800 in grants to support 12 different projects.

 

For local guidelines and complete information on the Gill Cultural Council, contact Lynda Hodsdon Mayo at 413-863-0138 or assessors@gillmass.org. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org

 

Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Individual Relief Fund for Artists

Events of all types have been cancelled across Massachusetts to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, individuals who earn income partially or entirely through their work within the cultural sector are losing critical opportunities to support their well-being in the Commonwealth.

In response, Mass Cultural Council established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to support individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists living in Massachusetts whose creative practices and incomes are adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Through Mass Cultural Council’s COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals, grants of $1,000 are available to individuals who are independent contractors, freelancers, gig workers, and self-employed or sole proprietors who have lost income derived from their work as individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists as a direct result of COVID-19 related cancellations and closures in Massachusetts.?

Click on this link to learn more or to apply for a Relief Fund grant: https://massculturalcouncil.org/artists-art/covid-19-relief-fund-for-individuals/application-process

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