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Grants to Massachusetts Organizations and Individuals for Arts and Cultural Programming in Eligible Locations

Helen Ellis Charitable Trust Grant


GrantWatch ID# 168635
Agency: Local

Funding Source
Westport Cultural Council (WCC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Massachusetts: Westport

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/19/23 4:00 PM Hand delivery; Mailed applications must be postmarked by the deadline. Save

Grant Description
Grants to Massachusetts organizations and individuals to benefit the local community in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support projects that involve the arts, humanities, or interpretive sciences and promote local cultural resources and creative talent. Eligible proposals benefit residents of Westport.

The Westport Cultural Council will give priority to grant requests that:

  • Directly involve the arts, interpretive sciences or humanities.
  • Take place on the South Coast, or promote local creative talent or cultural resources.
  • Have a measurable impact on the Westport community, by reaching a significant number of Westport residents, whether immediately, or over time.
  • Engage, and help bring together, Westport's varied communities, or introduce Westport residents to new or different cultural perspectives.
  • Do not duplicate existing programs or funding.

There is a wide range of opportunity for grant funding, including but not limited to the creation of works of art for public places, theatrical and musical performances, art, science and nature educational programs, scientific or natural exhibits and documentation of Westport history through books, video or photography.



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Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Individuals as well as organizations are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Application Information
Application Due: March 19, 2023

Applications sent by US mail must be postmarked by due date.

Hand-delivered applications must be dropped off no later than 4pm on March 19, 2023.

The grant contact will be notified via email and U.S. mail of decisions in May.

Money is dispensed on a reimbursement basis only.

Term of Contract
Projects are expected to be completed within one year of receipt of grant. Programs can be scheduled to begin anytime after May 1, 2023, and must be completed by April 30, 2024.

Contact Information
US Mail (must be postmarked by due date):
Westport Cultural Council
816 Main Rd.
Westport, MA 02790

Drop off location:
Westport Town Hall 816 Main Road – RED DROP BOX OUTSIDE IN FRONT OF TOWN HALL

For questions, contact: Carol Vidal, Westport Cultural Council, Chair at cav318@gmail.com

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