Cultural Council
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Address:
325 Main Street 
Oxford ,MA 01540 
Phone:
(508) 987-6032
Applications:
Town Clerk's Office
Oxford Public Library - Hours: Meeting Only

 
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Name
TItle
Alice Rojko
Chairperson
Rose Wing
Secretary
Kristin MacKay
Treasurer
Rebecca Gaddis
 
Jessica Kiley
 
Father Alfred Zadig
 

The Oxford Cultural Council (OCC) is looking for new members. By law we are allowed up to 22 members to serve the Oxford community by reviewing grant applications and more. If you are interested, please e-mail oxfordculturalcouncil@gmail.com or contact the Town Manager. Read our Mission statement and OCC guidelines below.

The mission of the MCC and its local council partners is "to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.

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In addition to the MCC guidelines, the Oxford Cultural Council has established the following guidelines:
1. Application forms are available at the Oxford Library, Town Hall, and online at: LCC Grant Application Form and Field Trip Application Form
In order to expedite the grant process, applications should be:
  • Filled out completely
  • Typed
  • Signed and Dated
Please call the Town Clerk's office at 508-987-6032 or email Oxford Cultural Council with any questions.
2. Projects must take place within and/or involve residents from Oxford. Prior written commitment from an Oxford Institution or Organization (Local Sponsor) must be obtained and contained with the grant application.
3. Any school or organization submitting multiple requests for funding must prioritize their projects otherwise the OCC will prioritize according to our judgment.
4. We will not grant funds to pay for transportation of any kind. Transportation assistance may be available at www.massculturalcouncil.org/programs/bigyellow.asp.
Oxford Cultural Council Timeline:
Application deadline—October 15. Completed applications must be received or postmarked by October 15. Send application and supporting materials to:
The Oxford Cultural Council, 325 Main Street, Oxford, MA 01540.
Notification of disapproved applications—No later than December 1st
Notification of approved applications—January

Reimbursement requests: Projects that have been completed before the end of the fiscal year (June 30) must submit a request for reimbursement by July 1 in order to comply with the requirements of the Town of Oxford’s Accounting Department. Other projects should submit reimbursement requests within two months of the completion of the project but no later than one year from the date of the approval notification letter.

Application Process: Late applications cannot be accepted. The Oxford Cultural Council cannot be held responsible for applications lost in the mail. If an application is lost and the applicant can demonstrate that an application was sent by the postmarked deadline, the council will consider the application on-time. Without proof, the council will treat the application as late and ineligible for funding.

Funding: Requests for project modifications and extensions beyond the grant period will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted in writing. Modification requests must be made before the change is implemented. Extension requests must be submitted no later than one year from the date of the approval letter. The council will review and vote on the request and notify applicants in writing of its decision.


Grantee
2013 Projects
Amount
Oxford Library
Worcester Art Museum Library Pass
125.00
Oxford Library
Higgins Armory Museum Library Pass
100.00
Oxford Library
Tower Hill Botanical Garden Library Pass
150.00
Oxford Library
Animal Adventures Show
150.00
Dawn Kelley – Oxford Senior Center
Music is Love Performance
100.00
Tommy Rull – Oxford Senior Center
A Musical Journey Through the Years
175.00
Oxford Middle School
Having Fun with Pyramids and Pharaohs
350.00
Huguenot Memorial Society
Picnic at Huguenot Fort
250.00
Oxford Middle School
Boston Museum of Science Field Trip
300.00
D. Lynn Stevens
Apple Tree Arts Music Classes
250.00
Katie Green & Robert Reiser – Oxford Senior Center
Hear That Whistle Blow
250.00
All About Animals Central MA
Education & Resource Development
250.00
Oxford High School - Marcia Krantz
Stowe & Twain Houses Field Trip
300.00
Oxford High School - Marcia Krantz
Our Town – Calderwood Pavillion, Boston
300.00
Oxford Bandstand Committee
Concert Series
400.00
Clara Barton Elementary School
Theatreworks, USA – Aesop’s Fables Field Trip
400.00
Clara Barton Elementary School
Old Sturbridge Village Field Trip
300.00
Clara Barton Elementary School
History on the Road from Old Sturbridge Village
250.00
Clara Barton Elementary School
Author Steve Cotler
300.00
Clara Barton Elementary School
Potato Hill Poetry
400.00
Clara Barton Elementary School
Catch the Science Bug
300.00
Clara Barton Elementary School
Davis Farmland Field Trip
166.00
AM Chaffee Elementary School
Boston Children’s Museum Field Trip
250.00
Zion Lutheran Church
Epiphany Music Festival
150.00