LOCAL GUIDELINES FOR MEDWAY CULTURAL COUNCIL GRANTS Rev. 9/13 The Medway Cultural Council (MEDCC) supports public programs that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences; directly affect the residents of Medway; achieve the greatest community benefit; and cultivate the arts through participation and appreciation. The Medway Cultural Council is a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Priority will be given to local artists, projects with a local connection and requests from Medway community organizations. New and innovative projects and projects reaching diverse or underserved audiences are encouraged. We expect applicants to arrange a venue prior to applying. This venue must be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Cultural Council funds are not intended to be used as the sole source of funds for projects of a continuing nature; over time, the percentage of a continuing project's budget coming from the MEDCC should decrease. Cultural Council funds are not intended to substitute for, replace or relieve existing responsibility for municipal or other public funding of programs. Applicants may apply for grants for programs that take place during an 18 month window of eligibility between July 1, preceding the application deadline in October, through December 31 of the following year. At the discretion of the MEDCC, applicants may receive less than the total amount requested (partial funding). The Medway Cultural Council Performance Agreement and Massachusetts Cultural Council Local Cultural Council Reimbursement Form must accompany all requests for reimbursement. The MEDCC will sent these forms to grantees. Invoices, contracts, cancelled checks or paid bills as appropriate should accompany the reimbursement form to document expenditures. Grant recipients have one year from the date of their approval letter to request reimbursement. Grant application forms are available at the Medway Public Library and online. All applications must be typed. SIX (6) copies of the application form would be greatly appreciated. Supporting documents need not be copied. Applications must be submitted to the Chairman of the Medway Cultural Council by October 15th at 5 PM (or October 16 if the 15th is a Sunday). Mail completed applications to: Treasurer, Medway Cultural Council 155 Village Street Medway MA 02053 If you have further questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the above address.