Burlington, MA Cultural Council

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What is the Burlington Cultural Council and its purpose?

We are a group of interested volunteers whose purpose is to support community-based projects and activities in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to benefit the residents of Burlington. We are appointed by the Board of Selectmen to dispense public funding allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. We are responsible for informing the public about the availability of public funding for cultural projects and for reviewing and approving applications. The budget of the MCC is determined annually by the state Legislature.

Who qualifies for funding?

Massachusetts-based individuals, artists, nonprofit community groups, cultural institutions and schools with a cultural project that has a public benefit component may apply for grants.

How does someone apply for funding?

Applications are available at the library or 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 October 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 above address.

What is the process for approval?

Approximately two months after the Oct. 15 deadline, the applicants are informed of their approval/disapproval.

What criteria are used to make grant decisions?

Local guidelines are being developed. Check www.massculturalcouncil.org for further information.

Member List

Name   Title                
   Cowhig, Elizabeth    Member                
   Dellemonico, Dotti    Member                
   Jango-Cohen, Judith    Member                
   Leva, Shauna    Member                
   Little, Wayne    Co-Chair                
   McGarry, Marge    Member                
   Pignatone, Terry    Treasurer                
   Sarno, Richie    Member                
   Sferrino, Vincent    Member                
   Taneja, Saira    Member