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.
412 Main Street
Ashfield, MA 01330-9789
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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
FY22 Funding List
||8-Week Winter Writing Workshop at Belding Memorial Library
|Racial Justice Rising
||Community Outreach for Racial Justice - Year 2
|Town of Shelburne
||Ashfield Holiday Gathering
||Who are Our Elders?
|Heath Agricultural Society
||Heath Fair Music
|Belding Memorial Library
||Lake House Rendezvous
|Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Inc.
||Explore the fauna and flora of Chapel Brook
|Plainfield Congregational Church
||Concerts at 7
||Community Farm Gathering
|Ohketeau Cultural Center
||The Living Presence of Our History Part VI
||Life Appreciation through Drawing and Painting
||Charlemont Summer Speakers Series 2022
||Forgotten Objects & Their Stories: Ashfield Barn & House finds
||Swing Set Singers Jazz Concert at the Ashfield Farmers Market
|Hilltown Youth Performing Arts Program, Inc.
||Hilltown Youth Performing Arts Program Summer Workshop
|Hilltown Village, Inc.
||Caregiver and Child Music Class for Hilltown Families
|St. John's Episcopal Church
||Ann Hutt Browning Poetry Series
|Pioneer Valley Symphony, Inc.
||“Wild Symphony” - 2022 PVS Education Concert
|The Art Garden, Inc.
||Winter Whimsy: Ephemeral Public Art
|Cummington Village Church
||Friday Night Cafe
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