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Petersham Cultural Council

The Petersham Cultural Council funds local projects in the Arts and Humanities. We help fund projects for the Petersham Schools, the Library, the Art Center, the Historical Society, the Petersham Farmer’s Market and many other local and regional organizations such as the Council on Aging. Our mission during this covid era cycle is to encourage programs to emphasize our diversity, and to bring cultural events into our community in a way that gives access to all residents of the town.


Jane Lynch Gilbert

3 South Main Street
Petersham, MA 01366-9755

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

The Petersham Cultural Council allocates funds primarily to local applicants, with an emphasis on Petersham residents, organizations and schools. We prefer to reflect diversity in grant awards from year to year, with exceptions for annual events and projects that relate to the wider North Quabbin region. We would also like to fund town-wide, family-oriented events that bring culture to a wide range of ages and help build community connections and understanding. Grants must be completed in one year from receipt of the award letter.

FY24 Local Guidelines

– Petersham residents and artists from the immediate local area are given preference over those from a distance.

– The Council will carefully scrutinize repeated requests. Other sources of support might be required to show the project is not solely dependent on Council funding.

– We prefer not to fund the same programs year after year, but rather to reflect diversity in grant awards from year to year, with exceptions being organizations soliciting partial funding from a number of communities benefiting from the program.

– Preference given to projects that benefit Petersham in a direct way.

*1 Venues and potential dates must be listed on the application. For example, if the applicant plans to present at the library, the library must confirm in writing and the confirmation must be included with the application.
*2 Extensions due to extenuating circumstances will be permitted by written request.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
1794 Meetinghouse, Inc. Quabbin Valley Pro Musica $500
Burk, John Central Massachusetts Trail Guide $1,200
Eaton, Chris Animals in Your Backyard $285
Friends of the Stone Church, Inc. 2022-23 Concerts at the Stone Church Cultural Center $300
LaunchSpace, Inc. Teen Open Hack $250
Library, Petersham Eyes on Owls $600
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, Inc. Project Mishoon: An Underwater Archeological Project of the Hassanamisco Nipmuc Tribe $400
Nichewaug Historical Society Rabbit Run slide show / talk $150
O'Connor, Jordan Petersham JAMS $1,000
Orange Revitalization Partnership, Inc. Starry Starry Night $400
Petersham Friday Market, Inc. petersham friday market $1,200
Quabbin Food Connector, Inc. North Quabbin Crossroads Tour: Food, Farms, Future $300
The Athol Historical Society, Inc. Uniquely Quabbin magazine $250

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