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Leominster Cultural Council

The Leominster Cultural Council is one of approximately 329 councils serving all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns.
Our responsibility is to award grants that address the cultural needs and wants of the Leominster community.
The Council carefully evaluates and awards grants that support the arts, sciences and humanities to improve and contribute to the diversity of our community,
The grants are funded with the policies and guidelines set by the Massachusetts Cultural Council with the annual amount subject to legislative appropriations.


Vicki Briggs

25 West Street
Leominster, MA 01453-5699

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

The Leominster Cultural Council gathers input from the community and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. Priority is given to applications from local artists and organizations, or groups that have secured a local venue (specific date, audience, etc.)

The LCC typically receives requests totaling more than twice the amount of money available for us to grant. The goal of the LCC is to provide some funding to as many qualified projects as we can; therefore, most projects receive only partial funding.

The Council will make grant money available in full to grantees once their projects are approved and the required paperwork is submitted. In addition to the State guidelines, applications will be evaluated using the criteria listed in the section below.

FY23 Local Guidelines

1) The application MUST be completed online. NO paper applications will be accepted.

2) An application from a non-Leominster resident REQUIRES a letter of support from an organization/group/individual who resides in Leominster, or a letter from the performance/project venue located in Leominster. This letter should clearly outline the impact of the program for Leominster residents.

3) The application encourages new and unique artistic/cultural experiences that benefit the Leominster community.

4) The application is a collaborative project between cultural and community groups.

5) The application shows a match of cash or in-kind services equal to the funds requested.

6) An application from a previous grantee may be denied if the Final Report for that grant has not been submitted within 2 weeks after the event is held, per State guidelines.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Samoset School Alan McCulloch String Program $1,115
Leominster Public Library Something's Fishy! An Ocean of Fun Stories & Songs of the Sea! $280
Johnny Appleseed Elementary School People of the Dawn - Hands-On Study of Indigenous People $635
St. Bernard's High School, Inc. First Tech Robotics Team $310
Rull, Thomas E. "A Musical Journey Through The Years" December Holiday Show $145
The Harvard Town Band, Inc. Holiday Concert @ Whitney Field Mall $130
Leominster Arts Council, Inc. 29th Annual Johnny Appleseed Arts and Cultural Festival $4,930
Leominster Arts Council, Inc. 28th Annual Johnny Appleseed Arts & Cultural Festival DJ Ray Richard $540
Swantee, Kathryn Youth Arts Scholarship Program $1,045
New England Symphony Orchestra, Inc. Classical Music in the New World $405
Cragin, Sally Swan Hope Press 2022 $920
Clear Path for Veterans New England Build-A-Flag Woodworking Art Therapy Workshop $395
O'Brien, Susan Story Telling to Build Cultural and Family Pride $1,320
Frances Drake School Students and Social Justice: A Partnership with Abolitionist Park, The Forge Theater Lab, and Schools $430
Forge Theater Lab Full Production of a New Play on Climate Change $540
StageWorks of Leominster, Inc. Cinderella $2,685
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $215
Ostrow, Tonia Hip Swayers Trio Concert $175
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. Celebrate Diversity to Build Unity in Leominster! with the Spanish American Center $1,255
McKenney Lydick, Lynne Yours for Humanity - Abby $190
The Montachusett Chorale, Inc. Helping Neighbors by Lifting Voices, '21 $535
Leominster Colonial Band, Inc. Leominster Colonial Band 2022 Carter Park Summer Concerts $735
Leominster Colonial Band, Inc. LEOMINSTER COLONIAL BAND 2022 HOLIDAY CONCERT $540
The Sizer Foundation, Inc. Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing Theater Production $165
Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc. 86th Regional Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft $130
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc. Mind-Body Sound Therapy $265
Leominster Arts Council, Inc. JA Festival Big Band Concert $1,555
Leominster Arts Council, Inc. Starburst' 22 $1,630
Leominster Public Schools Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program Pumpernickel Puppets $185
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc. The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival $270
Luria, Paul The Roaring 2020's Jazz Combo $255
Growing Places Garden Project, Inc. Leominster Farmers Market $1,410
Friends of Sholan Farms, Inc. Entertainment in the Orchard $395
Friends of Sholan Farms, Inc. Sholan Farms Tours $325
Beacon of Hope Community Services, Inc. Spreading the Love $465
Groton Hill Music, Inc. Fitchburg Leominster Boys & Girls Club Afterschool Outreach Program $550
Cragin, Sally Stratton Players 2022 $1,890
Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. Beyond the Beaten Path: New Ways to Explore Our Solar System & Beyond! $135
St. Bernard's High School, Inc. St. Bernard's Music Program $795

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