Rehoboth Cultural Council Members: 

Gloria Lagasse

Susan Robert

Melissa Treichler

Desire Palmer

Sandra Delany

Catherine Allen

Molly Lewandowski

Lisa Milich

APPLYING FOR A 2018 GRANT . . .

It’s Easier Than You Think!

If you have something to share with the community and wish to get paid for conducting an event or workshop, please consider applying for a grant.  We will help walk you through the process.  It’s easier than you think!  Basically, you need the following information:


WHO are you?

artist - musician - entertainer - teacher of anything

(any of the arts, sciences, humanities)

WHO will it benefit?

children - teens - adults - elders - everybody

WHAT is your program/event?

entertainment - educational - fun - field trip - excursion

WHEN will you conduct this event?

it helps to have a specific date and time in mind

WHERE will you conduct this program?

it helps to have a venue arranged, such as the museum, library,

senior center, school, field, or private venues

HOW MUCH do you need?

a dollar amount for your supplies, time, travel, etc.

(grants can also be requested to fund a “portion” of a program)

Do you have something to share with others?

Can you teach or entertain?

Grant Submission: September 1 thru October 16, 2017

ARCHIVED NEWS


APPLY FOR A 2017 CULTURAL COUNCIL GRANT

(August 23, 2016) Do you have a cultural program or project to share with your community? Funding is available for qualified programs and projects.

   The Rehoboth Cultural Council, an arm of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, announces the opening of the 2017 grant cycle. Grant money will be available to fund programs and projects that promote the arts, humanities and social sciences. For the first time, grant applications can be submitted online (starting September 1) via the Mass Cultural Council website instead of submitting multiple paper copies to the local council.

   Grant applications will be accepted from September 1 through October 17, 2016. Beginning this year, grant applications will be submitted online. Programs must be completed between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis. Applicants should include a letter of support from the host agency or venue with their application. Teachers are encouraged to apply for grants which will help to defray the cost of field trips to cultural events. Applications must be postmarked by October 17, 2016.

    Wondering if your program or project qualifies?  Need help with your grant application? Information sessions will be held on Wednesday, September 7 from 1-3 PM at the Blanding Library and on Monday, September 12 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Blanding Library on Bay State Road. Information and applications may be found at mass-culture.org/Rehoboth. . If you can’t make the info session, please email: maureenwhittemore66@verizon.net or cwj@rehobothnow.com.


REHOBOTH CULTURAL COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 2016 GRANT RECIPIENTS

(January 19, 2016) The Rehoboth Cultural Council is pleased to announce the recipients of 2016 grants to fund thirteen events or programs that adhere to state-wide Massachusetts Cultural Council’s criteria. Each approved grant supports a program or event that benefits residents of Rehoboth, both the public in general or selected groups.  The RCC received $4,950 in funds to be distributed via grants during 2016.  Some grants completely fund a project or event while others reflect only partial funding.


Dighton Lions Club Cow Chip Festival ($100)

Rehoboth Minutemen Colonial Living History ($400)

Ed the Wizard Reading is Magic ($350)

Deb Banna Art Program at Blanding Library ($450)

SMARTS Collaborative’s Traveling Art Exhibit ($100)

Arts in the Village Classical Music Series ($400)

Blanding Library Mystic Seaport Admission Pass ($350)

Denise Berson Community Summer Band ($100)

D-R Preschool Music for Preschoolers Program ($500)

DRRHS Theatre Co. Big Fish Productions ($400)

Carpenter Museum Strawberry Festival ($600)

Rehoboth Breed Expo ($300)

Carpenter Museum Historic Home Bus Tour ($400)

Beckwith Middle Trinity Project Discovery ($500)


REHOBOTH CULTURAL COUNCIL BEGINS 2016 GRANT CYCLE WITH INFORMATION WORKSHOPS

(July 23, 2015) The Rehoboth Cultural Council, the local affiliate of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, will begin their annual grant cycle with three informational workshops in August and September to help interested applicants learn more about the process.

   The local council receives an allotment of funds through the state to support programs and projects that promote the arts, humanities and social sciences. Last year the council awarded twelve grants for a variety of events or programs. Monies awarded by the local council are not part of the town budget.

   The 2016 grant application period runs from September 1 through October 15. Grant-funded programs must be completed between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis.

    Individuals, groups, and schools are invited to apply for cultural council grants and can learn more the process at three scheduled workshops to be held at the Blanding Library on Wednesday, August 26 from 1 to 3 PM; Thursday, September 3 from 6 to 7:30 PM; Saturday, September 12 from 10:30 to 12 Noon and Wednesday, September 23 from 1 to 3 PM.   Information and grant applications may be found at  mass-culture.org/Rehoboth.


REHOBOTH CULTURAL COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 2015 GRANT RECIPIENTS

(January 8, 2015) The Rehoboth Cultural Council is pleased to announce the recipients of 2015 grants to fund thirteen events or programs that adhere to state-wide Massachusetts Cultural Council’s criteria.

   Each approved grant supports a program or event that benefits residents of Rehoboth, both the public in general or selected groups. Some grants completely fund a project or event while others reflect only partial funding.


Rehoboth Breed Expo annual summer event ($100)

Rehoboth Minutemen Colonial Encampment ($450)

Blanding Library for NE Aquarium Pass for patron use ($650)

Blanding Library Kandie Carle ‘Edwardian Lady’ ($250)

Beckwith Middle School field trip to “A Christmas Carol’ ($300)

Carpenter Museum Annual Strawberry Festival/Family Day ($600) Carpenter Museum Historic Home Bus Tour ($200)

Arts in the Village Classical Music Series ($300)

SMARTS Collaborative’s Traveling Art Exhibit ($100)

Audubon’s Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary’s ‘Paper Making’ ($200)

Deb Banna’s Teen Grafitt Art Class ($350)

Deb Banna’s Children’s Chalk Art & Painting Class ($350)

Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell Story Telling ($450)


SEEKING NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS

The local counsel is actively seeking new members with an interest in promoting the arts in the local community. The group meets approximately four times a year. Those interested should complete a talent bank form and submit it at the town office.  Council members are appointed by the selectmen to a three-year term.


2015 GRANT CYCLE BEGINS SEPTEMBER 1

The Rehoboth Cultural Council, the local affiliate of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, announces the 2015 grant application period from September 1 through October 15.

   The local council receives an allotment of funds through the state council to grant to applicants for programs and projects promoting the arts, humanities and social sciences. Last year the council awarded fifteen grants for a variety of events or programs. Monies awarded by the local council are not part of the town budget.

   Grant-funded programs must be completed between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis.

   Applicants should include a letter of support from the host agency or venue with their application. Teachers are encouraged to apply for grants which will help to defray the cost of field trips to cultural events. Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2014. Information and grant applications may be found at  mass-culture.org/Rehoboth


2014 GRANT RECIPIENTS

The Rehoboth Cultural Council is pleased to announce the recipients of 2014 grants to fund fifteen events or programs that adhere to state-wide Massachusetts Cultural Council’s criteria. Each approved grant supports a program or event that benefits residents of Rehoboth, both the public in general or selected groups. Some grants completely fund a project or event while others reflect only partial funding.

    “I am delighted to join with the Rehoboth Cultural Council in offering congratulations to this year’s grantees,” announced Representative Steve Howitt. “As a member of the Joint Committee for Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, I have wonderful opportunities to engage with and visit many of our State organizations in the arts and culture sector. It is the creative spirit that enriches us, and our towns, and we are thankful for opportunities such as this to serve those valued nonprofit recipients. We thank them for the important work they do and the value they add to our communities.”


Debra Banna for Discovering Science (Preschool Science Education) by at the Blanding Library - $500 grant

Carpenter Museum for the Old House Bus Tour of Rehoboth - $450 grant

Carpenter Museum for Family Day 2014 - $550 grant

Ed the Wizard for Reading is Magic: Alchemy Laboratory by at the Blanding Library - $450 grant

Dighton Lions Club for Cow Chip Festival 2014 - $100 grant

DRRHS for Field Trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts: Greek Roman Exhibits - $500 grant

Eileen Herman-Haase for Dancing thru the Decades with Dance Caliente at the Senior Center - $425 grant

Jennifer Simmons, D.L. Beckwith Middle student field trip to A Christmas Carol at Trinity Repertory Company - $500 grant

LIttle Folks Theatre’s performance of Cinderella - $200 grant

Rehoboth Head Start for science curriculum and Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary visit - $475 grant

SMARTS Collaborative for Touring Art Exhibit at D.L. Beckwith Middle School - $100


2014 GRANT CYCLE ANNOUNCEMENT

(August 21, 2013) -  Do you have an event, program, or workshop that you would like to share with your community and is in need of funding? Funds are available!  The Rehoboth Cultural Council (RCC) announces the opening of the 2014 grant cycle. Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2013 through October 15, 2013.

     You need not be a professional artist or performer to qualify for a grant; you just need something of interest to share with the community. Projects may receive partial or full funding.  Successful projects encompass the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

     During the 2013 cycle, 15 projects received funding included community concerts, field trips for our local school children, and a puppet show for our youngest library patrons (scroll down for complete 2013 grant recipients).

    The word “grant” can sometimes cause some trepidation, but we assure you the application process is not onerous. If you are not sure your project qualifies or would like assistance completing the application, council members will be available to answer your questions at the Blanding Library on Saturday, September 21 from 10 AM  to 12 noon and on Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30  to 8 PM. State and local guidelines as well as application forms are available on our website.

     The RCC would also like to invite you to join us as a committee member! We meet approximately six times a year at the Blanding Library to review grant applications and award funding. It is a great way to meet your Rehoboth neighbors who share a love of the arts and sciences. 


CARPENTER MUSEUM RECEIVES MCC GOLD STAR AWARD

(January 14, 2013) -  The Rehoboth Cultural Council is pleased to announce that the Carpenter Museum of Rehoboth has been selected to receive a Gold Star Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). This annual award is presented to individual artists and organizations who demonstrate “success in integrating the arts into the community.” The award winning project, Remembering Rehoboth School Days, was partially funded by a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council, an arm of the MCC.

    The MCC Gold Star Award recognizes projects that tell “the story of how culture contributes to the quality of life in cities and towns across Massachusetts.”

     This project reflects the pride Rehoboth has always demonstrated in offering a quality education to its students. Remembering Rehoboth School Days, a program developed by Barbara Spencer, Carpenter Museum Director with Curator, Laura Napolitano which narrates the history of Rehoboth schools from the days of the one-room schoolhouse. From March through June, the museum offered several public events.

     A team of community volunteers assisted the museum in this endeavor. The kick-off event, “Tea with Louisa,” was held in March, at which a new exhibit, “Reading, ’Riting, and ’Rithmetic in Rehoboth,” was unveiled.

     In April, a coach bus tour of Rehoboth’s, one-room schoolhouse sites was offered to a very enthusiastic group of riders. The bus tour was led by retired teacher David Downs and included a stop at the Hornbine one-room schoolhouse where head schoolmarm Beverly Pettine spoke.

     In May, a “Teachers Talk Forum” moderated by retired teacher Bill Cute was held at Goff Hall. Retired administrators and teachers shared memories of their careers in Rehoboth. The culminating event, “Remembering Rehoboth Schools Family Day,” was held in June and featured old fashioned, hands-on activities enjoyed by the young and young-at-heart.

     The Carpenter Museum’s permanent gift to the community is a trove of archived oral histories with former students of the one-room schoolhouses: Frances Jones, Evelyn Bois, Harriet Swallow and Richard Chappell. Also archived are interviews with past teachers and administrators. The Peer Leaders group at the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School conducted most of the interviews.

     The Rehoboth Cultural Council offers its congratulations to Barbara Spencer, the Carpenter Museum, and the dozens of volunteers who made this exemplary project possible. A reception to celebrate this award will be held at a future date.


2013 GRANT RECIPIENTS

The Rehoboth Cultural Council is pleased to announce the recipients of 2013 grants to fund fifteen events or programs that adhere to state-wide Massachusetts Cultural Council’s criteria. Each approved grant supports a program or event that benefits residents of Rehoboth, both the public in general or selected groups. Some grants completely fund a project or event while others reflect only partial funding.


Boston Museum of Science Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Field Trip - D. L. Beckwith Middle School

Rhode Island School of Design Museum Field Trip - Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School

Trinity Repertory Company Field Trip - D. L. Beckwith Middle School

SMARTS Collaborative Touring Art Exhibit at D. L. Beckwith Middle School

Learn to Cartoon for Children by Debra Banna at the Blanding Public Library

Rehoboth History Comes Alive Day “A Pint, A Pie and and Play” at the Carpenter Museum

Earth Rhythms: A Song & Story Celebration Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell at the Blanding Public Library

The Beatles Studio Years 1968-1970 with Mark Cartier at the Blanding Public LIbrary

“Reboot a Book! Exploring the Art of Altered Books Exhibit and Workshop with Sherrill Hunnibell at the Blanding Public Library

“The Poisoned Apple” Presented by LIttle Folks Theatre Performing Arts Center at Bristol Community College

Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppet Puppet Show at the Blanding Public Library

Rehoboth Breed Expo Equestrian Show and Family Event on July 21, 2013

On Common Ground Second Annual Music Fest at the Orpheum Theatre, Foxborough, MA

Discovering the Nature of Your Community Seasonal Programs at Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary in Attleboro, MA

New England Aquarium Library Discount Program Discount Pass for Users of the Blanding Public Library


2017 CULTURAL COUNCIL GRANT RECIPIENTS

(January 20, 2017) The Rehoboth Cultural Council is pleased to announce the recipients of 2017 grants to fund thirteen events or programs that adhere to state-wide Massachusetts Cultural Council’s criteria. Each approved grant supports a program or event that benefits residents of Rehoboth, both the public in general or selected groups. Some grants completely fund a project or event while others reflect only partial funding.


Rehoboth Senior Center Art Class ($250)

Rehoboth Senior Center Carol Graves Piano Performance ($200)

Rehoboth Minutemen Patriot’s Day Colonial Project ($400)

SMART Collaborative Student Art Exhibit ($100)

Kathleen Amaral Music in the Park ($300)

Blanding Public Library Boston Children’s Museum Pass ($450)

Beckwith Middle School “A Christmas Carol” Field Trip ($500)

Arts in the Village Sarasa Concert  ($300)

Arts in the Village Chler and Vitkauskaite Concert ($300)

Delvena Theatre Company “Meet Julia Child” at Blanding Library ($500)

DRRHS Field Trip to the Met ($500)

Carpenter Museum Strawberry Festival ($500)

Julie Stepanek  “Learn Ukelele” at Blanding Library ($300)

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If you missed our Celebrate Art, Rehoboth! Summer Art Exhibit at the Carpenter Museum

& Barn featuring local Rehoboth artists and student artists, you can still visit the show website for artist info and lots of photos:

The local council is actively seeking new members with an interest in promoting the arts in the local community. The group meets approximately four times a year. Those interested should complete a talent bank form and submit it at the town office.  Council members are appointed by the selectmen to a three-year term.