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
Paul Lambert, Chair
2023
John Anz, Vice Chair
2022
Rebecca Slitt, Secretary
2022
Richard Matteson, Treasurer
2023
Alexis Allen
2022
Ira Brezinsky                                                                                                                                                      
2022
Jennifer Ducharme

Caroline Martin, Associate

MaryAnne Myers

2024

2022

2024
Alexandra Ripp
2023
Robin Wagner



2024


Agendas & Minutes

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

LCC Grant Applications (October 15, 2021 Deadline)

The SHCC's current local guidelines and funding priorities for the 2022 grant cycle are available at Mass Cultural Council. LCC grant applications for events taking place in 2022 will be accepted through the October 15 deadline. Applications received after the deadline are not considered. Please note that applications to the SHCC must detail benefit to the citizens of South Hadley, include a confirmed program venue, date and time (or timeframe), and other sources of financial support, if available.  During the pandemic, applicants are encouraged to be creative and, if in-person projects are not possible, to make use of technology as appropriate.

Do you have questions about applying for a grant from the Cultural Council? Come talk to current Council members and past grant recipients to get tips on what goes into a successful application. Open to residents of South Hadley and surrounding towns.

See the following video of a webinar the Cultural Council recently held: https://vimeo.com/610757190 

Please visit the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Local Cultural Councils website for complete details about the LCC grant program, application guidelines, and the application process.

Community Arts and Cultural Planning

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

Meetings

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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