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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

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

The Leominster Cultural Council gathers input from the community and awards funding 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 the amount of money available for us to grant. The goal of the LCC is to provide 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.

FY24 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 leter 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

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. Star Gazing at Sholan Farms: Understanding Our Shared Views of the Night Skies Across Many Cultures! $180
Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. Down to Earth Science: Innovations to Help Better Understand Our World and the Universe Beyond! $175
Beacon of Hope Community Services, Inc. Expanding Horizons: Sharing Our Stories $480
Bolton, Joseph La Troupe de Sabots: French Canadian Folk Tales $1,065
City of Leominster Starburst 2023 $1,000
Clear Path for Veterans New England, Inc. Community Ukulele & Guitar Lessons $450
Croucher, Christopher Letting the Land Lead Series $1,690
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $270
Fresh Films Co. Film & Media Career Pathway: Bridging the Opportunity Divide for Underestimated Diverse Youth $730
Friends of Sholan Farms, Inc. Entertainment in the Orchard $620
Friends of Sholan Farms, Inc. Sholan Farms Tours $560
Groton Hill Music, Inc. Boys & Girls Club Afterschool and Summer Music Classes $675
Growing Places Garden Project, Inc. Local Food Works - Growing Healthy Youth $2,150
Johnny Appleseed Elementary School River Classroom $1,050
Johnny Appleseed Trail Association, Inc. Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center Cultural Components $730
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $270
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $160
Leominster Arts Council, Inc. 30th Annual Johnny Appleseed Arts and Cultural Festival $9,135
Leominster Arts Council, Inc. JA Festival Big Band Concert $2,000
Leominster Colonial Band, Inc. Leominster Colonial Band 2023 Summer Concerts at Carter Park $1,240
Leominster Colonial Band, Inc. LEOMINSTER COLONIAL BAND 2023 HOLIDAY CONCERT $710
Leominster High School Black Heritage Club LHS-Black Heritage Gala $420
Leominster Public Library Rockabye Beats $380
Leominster Public Schools Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program Hands on Nature Program: Beginning Birds for Kids $130
Maichack, Gregory The Jellyfish: Find Your Voice with Pastel Painting $515
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc. The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival $530
McKenney Lydick, Lynne To My Dearest: The Civil War Letters of George and Emily Ward $450
Nashoba Symphonic Band Nashoba Symphonic Band $310
North County Land Trust, Inc. Owl Pellet Dissection $370
North Worcester County Symphony Orchestra & School of Music, Inc. Spring at the Symphony $1,625
O'Brien, Susan Story Telling for Children, Youth and Parents $1,530
Ostrow, Tonia Hip Swayers Trio Concert $210
Pabon-Szebeda, Elizabeth Bombazo in Leominster $3,275
StageWorks, Inc. Jekyll and Hyde $1,200
StageWorks, Inc. Godspell $1,340
Swantee, Kathryn Concepts Art After School Program $785
Swantee, Kathryn Scenes from the Heart of New England $520
The Cannon Theatre Tuition Support for Children's Programs $265
The Harvard Town Band, Inc. Leominster Holiday Stroll $155
The Montachusett Chorale, Inc. Concert Series 2023 $650
The Stratton Players, Inc. Stratton Players 98th Season $665
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc. Music Therapy $335

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 5, 2023 at 12:02 AM UTC
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