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Sterling Cultural Council

Building Community Bridges; creating a close-knit community by sponsoring and supporting activities and events that bring the diverse elements of our community together for enjoyment and cultural enrichment.

“Where Art & Culture meet the Community”

Our council aims to:
– Recruit new members, of all ages to better suit the guidelines of the Cultural Council. Create more diversity. Increase youth programing. In 2023 we established a pollcy to encourage more high school and young adult members. Interested youth should call Judy Doherty, Chairperson, to apply.

– We strive to bring something for everyone in all factions of the Arts and Sciences. Outreach efforts to promote the grant application process.


Judy Doherty

1 Park Street
Sterling, MA 01564-2136

Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

1. Local applicants
2. Programs that serve Sterling residents and that have secured a Sterling location for events.
3. Diversity and Multicultural.
4. Youth involvement.

FY24 Local Guidelines

1. Applicants are expected to do some of their own promotion of events.
2. Please be sure to contact the place where you plan to have events in advance.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Blehar, Katherine Artist in Residency $1,500
Clear Path for Veterans New England, Inc. Build-A-Flag Youth Workshop $250
Conant Public Library Traditional Irish Music with Kate Chadbourne $400
Conant Public Library Sally Ride– America’s First Woman Astronaut $525
Cormier, Denis SONGS OF YESTERDAY $150
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $500
Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc. 87th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft $250
Grattaroti, Michael Artist Fund $400
Johnny Appleseed Trail Association, Inc. Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center Cultural Components $800
Smith, Patrick Afternoon of Brass #2 $500
Sterling Community Theatre SCT summer musical $3,000
Sterling Council on Aging Holiday Music Winter Wonderland $200
Sterling Garden Club Forests, Wildlife, Water Climate and You! $600
Sterling Recreation Department Summer Concert Series $2,500
Sterling-Lancaster Community Television Corporation Classic Movie Nights $2,300
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc. Meditation and Mindfulness $1,000
Worcester Chamber Music Society, Inc. The Brandenburg Concertos - Free tickets for town residents $648

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