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Chicopee Cultural Council

The Chicopee Cultural Council’s mission is to advance excellence and access to the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. Through grants to artists, Arts organizations, independent council projects, volunteerism and community input, the Council aims to support local artists and enhance meaningful cultural experiences for the entire community. The Council strives towards good stewardship and community growth by contributing to our economic vitality and leveraging the power of the arts, culture and creativity for all citizens.

Cultural Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Projects that elevate the voices and experiences of historically-marginalized groups to highlight the current and historical diversity of Chicopee. Projects should create opportunities for artists and community members who identify as Black, Indigenous, a Person of Color, LGBTQ+, refugee, immigrant, or person living with a disability. Projects may include coalition building, research, leadership, and youth development.

Members 2021: Chairperson: Jeannette Rivera, Secretary Lisa Hagar, Treasurer Susan Morando-McAndrew, Vice-Treasurer and Information Tech: John Dumont, School Liaison-Sharon Jacobson Deragon, and members: Johnny Miranda-Alomar, Charles Laboy, Debra Sutherland, Mike Sutherland and Craig Harris, and Kelly Reid.

***Due to the coronavirus situation our monthly meetings at the library are being moved to Zoom virtual meetings.
For information, please email



Jeannette Rivera, Chair

PO Box 888
Chicopee, MA 01021

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FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

The Chicopee Cultural Council has a October 15, 2021 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for FY2022 grants that support cultural activities in the community. This funding encourages individuals, groups and not-for-profit organizations to bring to the community unique programming that centers around the arts, humanities, history or interpretive sciences for children, adults or intergenerational groups.

* The project MUST take place between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31,2022
* Projects must take place in Chicopee unless the grantee or Council is working with other local cultural councils.
* Applicants must reside or be located in Massachusetts.
* Transportation and chaperone costs for field trips cannot be funded.
* Refreshments (food and beverages) cannot be funded.
* Scholarship applications will be considered only if applicant is an organization applying on behalf of an individual, if there is proof of a fair selection process, and if the council finds sufficient public benefit.
*Capital expenses (items valued over $500 with life of over 3 years) for municipal agencies and all other applicants are reimbursable.
* Project salaries for municipal employees may be eligible, if applicable guidelines are met.
* It is essential that all successful applicants submit their required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.

FY22 Local Guidelines

Please contact the Chicopee Chicopee Council at with questions.
All written correspondence should be addressed to : Chicopee Cultural Council, P. O. Box 888, Chicopee, MA 01021

The focus of proposals should remain similar to past years- community oriented arts, humanities and science programs. This year the Council is encouraging new applicants to apply for grants. The deadline to apply for 2022 Grants is October 15, 2021. Proposals past the deadline date will not be considered. For information on how to apply for grants contact the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The Chicopee Cultural Council is part of a network of Local Cultural Councils 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 each year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency which allocates funds to each community.

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