Cultural Council

Online Application for 2024 Grants from South Hadley Cultural Council Available September 1-October 17, 2023

The South Hadley Cultural Council is pleased to invite grant applications from local artists and organizations planning community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs in 2024.

The application will be available online beginning September 1, 2023, at Applications are submitted through the Mass Cultural Council grants management system according to the instructions found at this link. All applications must be submitted by midnight on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.  Late applications cannot be considered. 

 The South Hadley Cultural Council welcomes applications from individuals and groups that promote the arts, humanities, and sciences through programs that entertain and inspire the citizens of South Hadley. The Council may approve grants for a broad range of projects and programs, such as operating support, ticket subsidies, field trips, artist residencies, public art, fellowships, community events/programs, site-specific projects, and other activities.

 The South Hadley Cultural Council especially welcomes applications for: 

  • Programs and organizations by and for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities
  • Programs and organizations that make arts and culture more accessible to more South Hadley residents, including individuals with disabilities, low-income communities, seniors, and individual artists
  • Programs and organizations that bring art and culture to students in South Hadley Public Schools and to South Hadley youth

This year, the South Hadley Cultural Council will distribute about $17,300 in grants. Applications for projects or operating support should be convincing about the way the program benefits the citizens of South Hadley. Applicants must reside or be located in Massachusetts.

Grant Info Session Webinar 

Watch the recorded webinar for prospective grant applicants hosted by Mass Cultural Council on September 12 here.

About the Cultural Council

The South Hadley Cultural Council (SHCC) is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. Funds are awarded based on individual community cultural needs, assessed and set by Council members. Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by the municipally appointed volunteers who serve on LCCs.

Members and OfficersTerm
John Anz, Chair
Ira Brezinsky, Treasurer
Mary Anne Myers, Secretary
Geraldine de Berly, Grants Manager
Jennifer Ducharme, Publicity and Marketing
Pauline (Joy) Jarme
Caroline Martin
Olive Rowell
David Solender
Eric Weiss

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Community Arts and Cultural Planning

Sources of information for local arts/cultural programming and resources include: 


The Cultural Council meets monthly. To see recordings of recent meetings via Zoom, click here.

Membership and  General Information (PDF)

Contact Us / More Information

Mailing address: South Hadley Cultural Council
c/o South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley MA 01075