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.
Harvard Town Hall
13 Ayer Road
Harvard, MA 01451-1458
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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
FY23 Funding List
|Bolton & Harvard Open Studios
||Bolton & Harvard Open Studios
||Clear Path for Veterans New England, Inc.
||Build-A-Flag Woodworking Art Therapy Workshop
||Discovery Museum, Inc.
||Open Door Connections
||Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc.
||87th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft
||Groton Hill Music, Inc.
||Bach’s Lunch Concert Series
||Harvard Public Library
||Community Drum Circle with Ammaya Dance & Drum
||Harvard's Cultural Collaborative, Inc.
||Piano Concert: Jacqueline Schwab
||Hurlbut, Steven M.
||Jumpin' Juba Senior Concert
||Nashoba Valley Chorale
||Wake Up, My Spirit
||Peisch, Steve A.
||Songs by Steve Peisch
||Harvard: Do Your ARt!
||The Cannon Theatre
||Tuition Support for Children's Programs
||The Garden Club of Harvard
||Bloom 'N Art
||The Harvard Town Band, Inc.
||Harvard Fourth of July Parade
||The Sizer Foundation, Inc.
||Performance of Studs Turkel’s Working
||Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc.
||Visual Arts Therapy
||Worcester Chamber Music Society, Inc.
||Worcester Chamber Music Society Fall Concert--Free Tickets for Town Residents
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