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Ashfield Cultural Council

The Ashfield Council is a volunteer town-appointed committee. We receive annual funding from the Mass Cultural Council and hold a competitive application process to award these funds. We look for programs that support and nurture the arts, humanities, and sciences in the Ashfield community, that support local institutions, and that provide opportunities for Ashfield residents to engage in innovative and high-quality programs.


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412 Main Street
Ashfield, MA 01330-9789

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

The Ashfield Cultural Council (ACC) is inclined favorably toward programs that are of high quality, directly benefit Ashfield residents, take place in Ashfield or close proximity to Ashfield, are submitted by Ashfield residents, and impact many participants. The ACC funds a variety of programs in the arts, sciences, and humanities that reach diverse audience demographics.

A proposal should be specific about the program, including the anticipated number of people to be served, the budget, promotion (how you will get people to attend), the presenter(s), the venue, and the program date(s). Include letters of support from hosting or collaborating institutions when applicable, and/or or organizations that can document need or interest. All programs must be ADA compliant.

Council Members are available to provide technical assistance to applicants. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of this assistance. Applicants must contact the ACC at least two weeks prior to the application due date for assistance or feedback.

FY24 Local Guidelines

Please see our Priorities above and the MCC Guidelines

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Double Edge Theatre Productions, Inc. Mohawk Trail Regional School Students Visit Double Edge & Participants in Children’s Project visit DE rehearsal $250
Franklin Land Trust, Inc. Nature Journaling Course $200
Haas, Jeannine D. Whispering Bones $200
Jacobson-Hardy, Hannah Ashfield Mint Distillation $400
Lyon, Rachel 6-Week Creative Writing Class and Reading at Belding Memorial Library $500
Masla, Robert Life Appreciation Through Drawing and Painting $700
Mohawk Trail Regional High School Mohawk Darkroom $200
Mohawk Trail Regional School District Colonial Experience at the Wilder Homestead $300
Oduro, Reina Indigenous Storytelling $350
Ohketeau Cultural Center Living Presence of Our History VII: A Conversation with Indigenous Authors on the Importance of Representation in Literature. $250
Pioneer Valley Symphony, Inc. “The Mystery of the Missing Music” - 2023 Education Concert $250
Skloot, Jules Dancealong storytime series $250
Surprenant, Alan Grafting fruit trees for the homeowner or interested folx $250
Witt, Mary Music History for the Soul $400
lemos, tonya Botanical Art Workshop Mini Series $250

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 10, 2023 at 12:01 PM UTC
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