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Ashfield Cultural Council

The Ashfield Council is a volunteer town-appointed committee. We receive annual funding from the Mass Cultural Council and hold a competitive application process to award these funds. We look for programs that support and nurture the arts, humanities, and sciences in the Ashfield community, that support local institutions, and that provide opportunities for Ashfield residents to engage in innovative and high-quality programs.


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412 Main Street
Ashfield, MA 01330-9789

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

The Ashfield Cultural Council (ACC) is inclined favorably toward programs that are of high quality, directly benefit Ashfield residents, take place in Ashfield or close proximity to Ashfield, are submitted by Ashfield residents, and impact many participants. The ACC funds a variety of programs in the arts, sciences, and humanities that reach diverse audience demographics.

A proposal should be specific about the program, including the anticipated number of people to be served, the budget, promotion (how you will get people to attend), the presenter(s), the venue, and the program date(s). Include letters of support from hosting or collaborating institutions when applicable, and/or or organizations that can document need or interest. All programs must be ADA compliant.

Programs should adhere to the most current COVID-19 safety protocols and applicants should state how they intend to adhere and address COVID-19 safety measures and possible back-up plans. Programs may be virtual or remote.

Council Members are available to provide technical assistance to applicants. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of this assistance. Applicants must contact the ACC at least two weeks prior to the application due date for assistance or feedback.

FY23 Local Guidelines

Please see our Priorities above and the MCC Guidlines

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Lyon, Rachel 8-Week Winter Writing Workshop at Belding Memorial Library $800
Racial Justice Rising Community Outreach for Racial Justice - Year 2 $50
Town of Shelburne Ashfield Holiday Gathering $250
Mosley, Mary Who are Our Elders? $150
Heath Agricultural Society Heath Fair Music $100
Belding Memorial Library Lake House Rendezvous $500
Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Inc. Explore the fauna and flora of Chapel Brook $375
Plainfield Congregational Church Concerts at 7 $300
Caluori, Andrea Community Farm Gathering $400
Leader, Rachel KlezCummington $300
Skloot, Jules Dancealong Storytime $140
Ohketeau Cultural Center The Living Presence of Our History Part VI $500
Masla, Robert Life Appreciation through Drawing and Painting $700
Charlemont Forum Charlemont Summer Speakers Series 2022 $150
Caluori, Andrea Forgotten Objects & Their Stories: Ashfield Barn & House finds $250
Josephs, Laura Swing Set Singers Jazz Concert at the Ashfield Farmers Market $150
French-Byrne, Sean Grail Knight $300
Hilltown Youth Performing Arts Program, Inc. Hilltown Youth Performing Arts Program Summer Workshop $300
Hilltown Village, Inc. Caregiver and Child Music Class for Hilltown Families $75
St. John's Episcopal Church Ann Hutt Browning Poetry Series $500
Pioneer Valley Symphony, Inc. “Wild Symphony” - 2022 PVS Education Concert $400
The Art Garden, Inc. Winter Whimsy: Ephemeral Public Art $200
Cummington Village Church Friday Night Cafe $100

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