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Application Instructions

Applications for FY18 funding will be accepted in the following categories:

CIP Projects
Program guidelines
For Projects taking place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 online application is available.
Information sessions for FY18 application will take place winter 2017
Final application deadline: May 1, 2017
Grants announced: September 2017

Future application deadlines: Spring 2019, 2020

To apply:
Read the program guidelines
Attend an Information Session or listen to the webinar and check out the sample application.

Information sessions:
Amherst: Tuesday, February 21 at 3:30pm
Cambridge: Friday, February 24 at 3:30pm
Dennis: Thursday, March 9 at 3:30pm
Fitchburg: Monday, March 20 at 3:30pm
Pittsfield: Tuesday, March 28 at 3:30pm
Webinar: Friday, March 24 at 10:00am
Complete the online application by May 1, 2017, 11:59 pm, ET

Questions? See the guidelines, then contact Sara Glidden at 617-858-2710.

CIP Gateway
Program guidelines
FY18 is open to current Gateway grantees only. Current Gateway grantees must meet current eligibility requirements, fulfill current grant contract requirements, and submit the following reports as part of the application for continued funding in FY18.
Grants announced September 2017

Via Data Arts
More about this requirement
Online system available:  July 1, 2016
1.  Create and complete a new Cultural Data Profile (CDP)
2.  Generate a CIP Funder Report
Funder Reports accepted November 2016 – June 1, 2017.  Deadline based on grantee’s fiscal year end, contact CIP staff for more information.
Final deadline: June 1, 2017


Via Online Reporting Tool – NEW
Online system available:  Winter 2017
1. Annual Report
2. Advocacy Report
3. Credit & Publicity Confirmation
Final deadline:  June 1, 2017

The CIP Gateway program will re-open for new applicants in early 2018, for FY19 funding. Future application deadlines: February  2018, 2020, 2022

Cultural Investment Portfolio
Program guidelines
FY18 is open to current Portfolio grantees only. Current Portfolio grantees must meet current eligibility requirements, fulfill current grant contract requirements, and submit the following reports as part of the application for continued funding in FY18.
Grants announced: September, 2017

Via Data Arts
More about this requirement
Online system available:  July 1, 2016
1.  Create and complete a new Cultural Data Profile (CDP)
2.  Generate a CIP Funder Report
Funder Reports accepted November 2016 – June 1, 2017.  Deadline based on grantee’s fiscal year end, contact CIP staff for more information.
Final deadline: June 1, 2017


Via Online Reporting Tool – NEW
Online system available: Winter 2017
1. Annual Report
2. Advocacy Report
3. Credit & Publicity Confirmation
Final deadline:  June 1, 2017


The CIP Portfolio program will accept applications from organizations not currently funded through the program, if they meet specific funding history requirements (see guidelines for eligibility information).  Future application deadlines: Spring 2018, 2020, 2022

NOTE:
All deadlines are until 11:59pm EDT on the date listed, unless otherwise specified.
No applications will be accepted past the deadlines marked as “final.”
Extensions are only granted in extreme circumstances. Contact CIP program staff well in advance if you suspect you may miss a deadline.

 
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