The Cultural Countil awards grants on an annual basis, generally in the late fall/early winter of each year. The amount of funding available is dependent on the amount received from the Massachusetts Cultural Council each year. The application process has become more competitive and it is recommended that grant applicants work with Halifax organizations and/or stress how Halifax residents will benefit from the use of the grant money. In addition, applicants should include information as to how they will publicize any event covered by the grant application so that residents in Halifax are aware of the event.
The Halifax Cultural Council does not host performances, but there are several Halifax municipal departments and committes that do. Applicants can contact them before making an application seeking sponsorship or else successful applicants can contact them to arrange a performance.
Links to departments/committee that host events:
Duties & Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of the Halifax Cultural Council is the distribution, once each year, of the Town's allocation of lottery proceeds devoted to arts and cultural programs. All applications for the next cycle must be postmarked no later than October 15, 2015.
Successful applicants should send invoices, reimbursement forms, and associated background material (publicity of event, etc.) to the Halifax Cultural Council, Halifax Town Hall, 499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA 02338.