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Lee Cultural Council

MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose of Massachusetts local and regional cultural councils is to support public programs that promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in communities across the commonwealth. The mission of the Lee Cultural Council is to promote a rich and diverse cultural life in the Lee community, strongly supporting programs, events, and performances which entertain and/or encourage critical thinking, creativity, and community building.

Contact

Robin O'Herin
roherin@gmail.com
413-243-2271

Address
Town Hall
32 Main Street
Lee, MA 01238-1676

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation

$6,000

FY24 Local Priorities

GRANT CRITERIA and COUNCIL PRIORITIES
The Lee Cultural Council prioritizes programs which…
·       Benefit citizens of Lee and the Lee community
·       Benefit underserved populations, elderly, and youth
·       Foster exposure to other cultures
·       Encourage critical thinking
• Entertain and educate
• Advance and encourage diversity, equity, inclusion, and access for public benefit

FY24 Local Guidelines

Applicants should indicate a venue and proposed date(s) for their project and have a letter of support from the venue.

When returning reimbursement forms, just send some form of proof that your event took place (ex:a picture, flyer or poster)

If funded, applicants may receive partial funding only, and are therefore strongly encouraged to seek additional financial support for their project.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Appalachian Trail Committee Appalachian Trail Community Program Town of Lee $332
Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns, Inc. Music Brings Communities Together $200
Beehive Media LLC Bearing Witness: Stories of Resilience $250
Berkshire Children's Chorus, Inc. The Sounds of Music $200
Berkshire Music School, Inc. Willie was Different: A Musical Enrichment Program $300
Berkshire South Regional Community Center Berkshire Ukulele Band (BUB) and Berkshire Sings! (Sings!) $200
Berkshire Theatre Group, Inc. BTG PLAYS! In School Residency Program $350
Butler, Steve The Garage with Steve Butler $250
Costello Astronomy Lectures A talk about our universe $250
Dewey Memorial Hall, Inc. Storytelling $200
Dewey Memorial Hall, Inc. Talent Share $100
Flying Cloud Institute, Inc. Girls Science Club: Closing the Gender Gap $550
Great Barrington Public Theater, Inc. Berkshire Voices 2024 Reading Series $250
Greenagers, Inc. Greenagers Education and Stewardship $200
Hilltown Families, Inc. Hilltown Families Suggests $50
IS183, Inc. ARTcentric: Berkshires After-school at Lee Elementary School $300
Lee Middle and High School Lee High School Band Commissioning Project $300
Lenski, Laurel Sen-sa-tion-al Stories (1/3): Kinesthetic Social & Emotional Learning $130
Lenski, Laurel Sen-sa-tion-al Stories (2/3): Kinesthetic Social & Emotional Learning $130
Lenski, Laurel Sen-sa-tion-al Stories (3/3): Kinesthetic Social & Emotional Learning $130
Literacy Network of South Berkshire, Inc. The First-Generation College Project $250
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! - a dance series $450
Maichack, Gregory Painting Seascapes Inspired by Winslow Homer: Maintaining Habitats $350
Maichack, Mary Jo D. Fabulous Folktales & Myths for Seniors $250
Nutshell Playhouse, Inc. Nutshell Playhouse at the Lee Library $200
OHerin, Robin Founder's Weekend Beer Garden Concert $300
Parisi, Rita Women of '76 $250
Sevenars Concerts, Inc. Sevenars 56th Anniversary Season $100
Shakespeare & Company, Inc. 2024 Fall Festival of Shakespeare $350
Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Inc. Explore the fauna and flora of Basin Pond $100
The Artist Book Foundation Book Donations to Lee High School $300
The Barn at Lee, Inc. Spring 2024 Residency $200
The Stockbridge Sinfonia, Inc. The Stockbridge Sinfonia: Intergenerational Community Orchestra of the Berkshires $200
Triplex Cinema, Inc. SPRING TEEN FILM FESTIVAL $200
Tupper, Lara Mary Oliver as Muse $250
Tyler, Natalie Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood $200
Vocalis Youth Choir, Inc. Vocalis Scholarship Fund $100
WAM Theatre, Inc. WAM Theatre’s 2024 Community Engagement programming $300
the Wizard, Ed Reading is Magic $250


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