Haverhill Cultural Council Grant Deadline is Monday

An example of a Haverhill Cultural Council-funded performance.

Monday is the last chance for artists and cultural organizations to seek grants from the Haverhill Cultural Council.

The council is distributing a little more than $25,000 in state money this year to qualified individuals and groups who want to bring events, field trips and programs that promote the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to the city.

This year, all grant applications are being exclusively accepted online at http://www.mass-culture.org/haverhill.

Priority is given to projects that generate community support and involvement, evidence of a track record and dedication of the applicant, projects offering cultural diversity, promotion of a mix of opportunities to reach and engage all ages, races, genders and demographics and present Haverhill in a “positive and inviting way that entices people from outside the community to experience what Haverhill has to offer.”

Cultural council members will also review applications to determine how well the program meets local priorities, financial need and demonstrated planning abilities. All projects must take place within the city of Haverhill and be sponsored by a Haverhill resident or business.

Money is also available for school field trips enlightening students in the areas of the arts, humanities or interpretive sciences. Field trip requests must include a specific date and venue in application along with a confirmation letter from location.

Grants usually do not exceed $3,000

Individuals and groups seeking grants are asked to attend a Haverhill Cultural Council question and answer session Nov. 16, at the Citizen Center.