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Gardner Cultural Council

The Gardner Cultural Council, one of many local cultural councils throughout Massachusetts, supports public programs that promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in Gardner.

GCC has the responsibility to award grants that address cultural needs in our community, with an emphasis on providing cultural access for children, families, and the community at large.


Jessica DeRoy

95 Pleasant Street
Gardner, MA 01440-2630

Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

The Gardner Cultural Council supports applications from artists and performers who primarily focus their programs on children, families and the elderly of Gardner. Priority is given to applications from a local artist, organization or group that has secured a local venue. Schools and libraries, not artists, should apply for projects that take place in schools or libraries. Applications (standard and field trip) must be completed online by the posted deadline. No paper applications will be accepted. An incomplete application may serve as basis for rejection. Handicap Accessibility: Every effort should be made to conduct activities in a handicap accessible facility. Priority will be given to indoor programs which are conducted at an accessible venue; Outdoor programs with limited accessibility will be evaluated based on their over all benefit and ease of access to the greatest number of people. The Council does not fully fund an project, nor does it provide awards for general operating support or for refreshments.

FY23 Local Guidelines

Information not provided

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Kelley, Dawn MUSIC IS LOVE - Music, Magic and Comedy $250
Wirt, Edward Hofbrauhaus Bavarians Concert/Dance $1,600
York, Matt Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $650
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. Part 2-Gardner Ancestries Come Alive for Children through Puppetry Arts! $2,300
City of Gardner Summer Concert Series $2,000
Harms, Andrew Folk, Jazz, and Film Music for Trumpet and Piano $600
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $550
Lewis, Stephen Revolutionary Art - An International Poster Exhibit $145
Levi Heywood Memorial Library Association John Porcino, Storyteller/Musician $450
Levi Heywood Memorial Library Association Balloon Twisting Workshop $350
Levi Heywood Memorial Library Association Didgeridoo Down Under $450
Rull, Thomas E. " A Musical Journey Through The Years" $375
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $400
Levi Heywood Memorial Library Association Animal World Experience $510
Winchendon Winds, Inc. 2022 Veteran's Tribute Concert $950
Kirouac, Daniel Concert for Senior Center $250
Whipple, Kirk Duo Pianists, Composers & Educators Whipple & Morales in Concert $2,000
Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc. 86th Regional Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft $1,100
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc. Mind-Body Sound Therapy $1,000
Johnny Appleseed Trail Association, Inc. Appleseed Country Fair - Live Entertainment $1,000
Gardner Area League of Artists, Inc. GALA Annual Spring Art Show 2022 $1,000
Levi Heywood Memorial Library Association Rockabye Beats $400
Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. Science in Action! $750
Clear Path for Veterans New England Community Ukulele & Guitar Lessons $2,500
The Gardner Museum, Inc. Tinseltown Inventor: Hedy Lamarr $749
Leff, Alex Cycle of Memory $2,000
Sevenars Concerts, Inc. Sevenars 54th Anniversary Season $1,000
Groton Hill Music, Inc. Fitchburg Leominster Boys & Girls Club Afterschool Outreach Program at Gardner Clubhouse $1,000
Beals Memorial Library Beals Con: "The Sea Story" $50
North County Land Trust, Inc. Birding Through the Seasons $860
New Dawn Arts Center, Inc. Making of a Mural - Community Engagement Project $700
Fullerton, Sean Acoustic Memories For Seniors $250

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