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Harvard Cultural Council

The Harvard Cultural Council’s purpose is to promote and support the vitality of the cultural resources within the Harvard community. A wide variety of activities considered for annual grant funding include community gatherings such as concerts, plays and festivals; arts, science and environmental education in the schools and at the public library; projects focusing on local history and diversity, restoration and preservation.


Lisa Aciukewcz

Harvard Town Hall
13 Ayer Road
Harvard, MA 01451-1458

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

The Harvard Cultural Council gathers input from the community on a regular basis and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. Based on feedback from the periodic surveys, the HCC local priorities are as follows:

We encourage submissions in the areas of artistic performances of any kind, local historic programs, and other projects clearly within the guidelines of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

We focus on events and activities that take place in Harvard and serve Harvard residents. We strongly encourage applicants to partner with a local Harvard sponsor before applying.

Also note that applications for general operating expenses, fund scholarships or (non-municipal) capital expenses will not be considered.

All applications must be made online; no paper applications will be considered, according to the state policy.

FY24 Local Guidelines

All applications must be postmarked by October 17. Late applications will not be considered.

Applications from organizations and individuals based in Harvard and surrounding towns are given priority. Applicants not affiliated with a local or regional organization must include a letter of support from a Harvard-based partner organization confirming performance date and venue.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the council co-chairs for assistance if needed.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bolton & Harvard Open Studios Bolton & Harvard Open Studios $500
Clear Path for Veterans New England, Inc. Build-A-Flag Woodworking Art Therapy Workshop $500
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $300
Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc. 87th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft $200
Groton Hill Music, Inc. Bach’s Lunch Concert Series $500
Harvard Public Library Community Drum Circle with Ammaya Dance & Drum $450
Harvard's Cultural Collaborative, Inc. Piano Concert: Jacqueline Schwab $450
Hurlbut, Steven M. Jumpin' Juba Senior Concert $350
Nashoba Valley Chorale Wake Up, My Spirit $450
Peisch, Steve A. Songs by Steve Peisch $500
Stockwell, Bernadette Harvard: Do Your ARt! $250
The Cannon Theatre Tuition Support for Children's Programs $450
The Garden Club of Harvard Bloom 'N Art $500
The Harvard Town Band, Inc. Harvard Fourth of July Parade $250
The Sizer Foundation, Inc. Performance of Studs Turkel’s Working $300
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc. Visual Arts Therapy $500
Worcester Chamber Music Society, Inc. Worcester Chamber Music Society Fall Concert--Free Tickets for Town Residents $550

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