Cultural Council

Welcome to The Walpole Cultural Council! The Council is charged with distributing money in the form of grants allotted to the Town of Walpole by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency supporting the arts, humanities, and sciences. The Massachusetts Cultural Council's Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. Each year, local councils award more than $3 million in grants to more than 5,000 cultural programs statewide. Municipally appointed volunteers meet and decide how to distribute the money to projects that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in three areas: · Arts -- including crafts, performing, visual, media, folk, design, literary, and interdisciplinary arts. · Humanities -- including history, social studies, philosophy, criticism, and literature. · Interpretive Sciences -- engaging people in learning about nature, science, and technology in ways that connect to their lives. Grants support an enormous range of grass-roots activities: concerts, exhibitions, radio and video productions, field trips for schoolchildren, after-school youth programs, writing workshops, historical preservation efforts, lectures, nature and science education programs for families and festivals. 

Please see MCC web portal for application

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Board Members

Name Title
Mimi Connell Chairwomen
Lynne Chiodo Secretary
Chris Weylman Treasurer
Beth Formica Member
Mary Cullinane Member
Aicha Kelley Member