The Fairhaven Cultural Council is an appointed board whose function is to award grant funding to local individuals and programs that provide cultural opportunities and support the growth of the arts and humanities in our community. Grant moneys are provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as the town of Fairhaven.
The Fairhaven Cultural Council awards grants based on the following funding priorities:
• Priority will be given to first-time applicants in Fairhaven.
• Successful proposals will demonstrate a clear benefit to Fairhaven residents.
• Priority will be given to grants for programs or projects that take place in and/or are specifically related to the culture and history of Fairhaven.
Interested parties may submit grant applications between September 15th and October 15th to support projects taking place in the following calendar year.
Applicants should read the Massachusetts Cultural Council Guidelines for projects to make sure your project or organization qualifies:
Applicants must follow the Local Guidelines using the application forms as found at this link:
(Hard copies of guidelines and application forms will be available at the Millicent Library and Town Hall as well.)
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2012 Fairhaven Local Cultural Council Grant Recipients and Projects:
Fairhaven Bicentennial Committee’s Grand Bicentennial Parade
Richard Clark as “Barrymore” at the Millicent Library
Community Economic Development Center of SEMA’s Working Waterfront Festival
Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell’s children’s program “Imagine That: Celebrating Reading in Story & Song” at the Millicent Library
Greater New Bedford Summerfest
Hastings Middle School Drama Club’s production of “Grease: The School Version”
Fairhaven High School Theatre Company’s production of the musical “Beauty and the Beast”
New Bedford Ballet’s “Bringing Mythology to Life” at Wood and Rogers Schools
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra’s 2012 Young People's Concerts
John Root’s “Edible Perennial Gardening & Landscaping” presentation at the Millicent Library
Your Theatre, Inc.’s Regional Premiere of “Gee’s Bend”
Artworks! Teen Artist Internship Program
New Bedford Festival Theatre’s production of “Hairspray: The Broadway Musical”
Scott Tooker’s “Ragtime and Romance” concert program at the Fairhaven Council on Aging