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Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire

CCNB regrants funds from the Mass Cultural Council to individuals and organizations for projects in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. In addition, one or more individual artist is awarded $1,000 each year. Eleven municipalities are represented. These municipalities are: Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Hancock, Lanesborough, New Ashford, North Adams, Monroe, Savoy & Williamstown.


Arthur De Bow

PO Box 227
North Adams, MA 01247

FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities


State guidelines for grant applications are located under the “LCC Program Guidelines” tab.

Please scan additional materials such as bios, resumes and letters from hosting venues into a pdf file of up to three pages and attach to the online application.
If more than three pages are needed, they can be sent via a link or in a separate email.

If unable to provide your supplemental materials within the application, email using Please indicate on your application that you will be sending it separately, and include your application ID so we can match it to your application. All materials must be received by the deadline.

Videos and/or images can be linked via YouTube or another hosting service, or sent separately.

In addition to meeting the state criteria, the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire requires the following:

If the applicant doesn’t reside in one of our 11 towns, the project must take place within one of our towns.

Venue invitation letters are required in two instances:

1 – If the applicant does not reside in the CCNB area, the application must contain a venue invitation letter signed by a representative from the local hosting venue, preferably on letterhead stationery, confirming that the event will take place at that venue. Phone and email contact information must be included.

2 – If the applicant is not the hosting venue, but is using the venue for the project.

If a venue (school, library, theater, etc) is organizing and completing the project, no venue confirmation letter is needed.

Venues should be handicap accessible.

3 – Applications for an individual artist award are invited from individual artists. The award may support any expense that enhances the artist’s ability to create his/her work such as supplies, materials, equipment, rent, travel, residencies, etc. Artists are chosen based on the excellence of the artist’s work as evidenced by samples of recent work submitted as part of the application as well as the potential of the project to advance the artist’s work.

Please submit the following:

– Cultural Council Application

– Expanded Project Statement, if needed

– Bio

– Resume

– Medium

– Website

– 3-5 images (Title of image, dimensions, medium and date.)

The chosen artist will work with the cultural council to create an exhibit/performance of the work created as a result of the grant in one of the eleven towns. During the run of the exhibit/performance, a reception for all grantees will also be held.

Please check our Facebook page for updates

Our mailing address if needed:

Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire
PO Box 227
North Adams, MA 01247

FY22 Local Guidelines

The Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire makes grants to:

  • Individuals and organizations for project grants that have a community benefit.
  • One individual artist grant
  • Grants to schools

For the guidelines and applications, please visit

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bernice E. Lewis Eleventh Annual Ukulele Festival $1,000
Molly Hess Rail Trail Roll-Along $2,000
Matt York Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $400
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $500
Hilltown Families, Inc. Hilltown Families Suggests $350
Edward L. Cope, Jr. Impromptu Magic for Camping $300
Edward L. Cope, Jr. Impromptu Magic for Camping $350
Gregory Maichack The Jellyfish: How to Pastel Paint $400
Kids 4 Harmony Kids 4 Harmony $2,500
Barrington Stage Company, Inc. Playwright Mentoring Project $1,000
Edward L. Cope, Jr. Wildlife Balloon Animal Twisting Workshop $300
Williamstown Theatre Foundation, Inc. Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2022 COMMUNITY WORKS program $3,000
Desiree Taylor Government in the flesh- Racial History in Massachusetts and a woman called Mumbet $1,000
Gregory Maichack The Jellyfish: How to Pastel Paint $426
The Artist Book Foundation Book Donations to North Adams Public Library $2,010
Jane W. Hudson Spirit Nature $1,000
Marney Schorr Arts in Recovery for Youth $3,500
Adams Free Library Summer Reading 2022 $1,200
North Adams Public Library Story in Action $350
Community Images, Inc. Images Cinema Virtual Cinema $1,000
Native Plant Trust, Inc. Plant Communities of Massachusetts $700
Kristen Tool Hands-On Early Literacy Workshops $1,500
M. Alice Spatz Creation and Completion of "Berkshire Triptych" $400
Roger L. Tincknell Halloween, Seasonal Songs and Sing-alongs $400
Pittsfield Shakespeare, Inc. Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park $500
Lawrence Spatz Concert at Bill Laston Park $450
New England Puppet Arts 2022 Adams Plein Air Paint Out $1,500
Cheshire Council on Aging Sheryl Faye Presents Ruth Bader Ginsburg $375
Sheila Scott Healing Through Music $125
Davis R. Bates III Two Performances for Seniors $600
Cheshire Council on Aging Seniors to the Theatre 2022 $800
Megan Karlen From Straw to Gold - Part One $400
Davis R. Bates III The Places You'll Go: A Summer Reading Performance $375
Brayton Elementary School Cultural and Education presentations/events at Brayton Elementary School $2,500
Eugene Michalenko Historical & Geographical Highlights of the Sites Along the Berkshire Scenic Rail route in Northern Berkshire $1,500
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Indigenous Peoples: We are Still Here $1,500
Music in Common, Inc. The Black Legacy Project $1,500
Danielle Galietti Snow Drawing: Group Arts Project $1,100
Shakespeare & Company, Inc. 2022 Fall Festival of Shakespeare $2,000
Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School Saving our Place $1,500
St. Stanislaus Kostka School Springfield Museums, Berkshire Museum & Hancock Shaker Village $1,800
2nd Act Org, Inc. Prevention Play Programming $400
Jessica Sweeney Member-run Programming $1,500
North Berkshire Community Dance North Berkshire Contra & Square Dance $900
Davis R. Bates III Generations of Fun: Songs & Stories $475
James Bergin St. John's Concert Series $3,000
Berkshire Dance Theatre, Inc. Hip Hop Dance Camp $1,100
Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Inc. Boreal forest exploration at Youth Center Inc and Mt Greylock summit $1,100
Michael Daunis North County Chorale $2,436
Davis R. Bates III The Places You'll Go: A Summer Reading Performance $375
Raianne Richards Community Concert in Cheshire with the Massachusetts Walking Tour $300
Raianne Richards Community Concert with the Massachusetts Walking Tour $300
Isabelle Holmes Phil Kline's Unsilent Night $1,000
Heart & Soil Collective, Inc. Family Drumming Workshops with Otha Day $2,760
Rhonda M Fazio Dyeing to Wear It: Creating Community through Color $600
Hoosic River Watershed Association, Inc. Envisioning Effects of Climate Change Along the Hoosic $1,000
Nina Pelaez The Avon Project $1,500
Cheshire Library Association community programming and events $1,300
ROOTS Teen Center, Inc. Hip-Hop Dance Culture $2,925
Lanesborough Public Library Music and Literacy Enrichment Program $900
Keri Granda The Plant Wall Project $900
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Inc. On the Road - North Adams $800
Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation, Inc. Sheep to Shawl Cultural Festival $880
Williamstown Cultural District Summer Sundays; Artists in real-time $1,650
Edward L. Cope, Jr. Family Magic Show $450
Roger L. Tincknell Halloween, Seasonal Songs and Sing-alongs $350
Roger L. Tincknell Winter Solstice Celebration $350
Marilyn Morales Duo Pianists, Composers & Educators Whipple & Morales in Concert $600
Hoosic River Revival, Inc. Plein Air Painting Focused on the Hoosic River $800
Cheshire Community Association Town of Cheshire Block Party $1,750
Raianne Richards Community Concert in Cheshire with the Massachusetts Walking Tour $425
Scott Rogers Windsor Jazz-Blues Workshop $175
WAM Theatre, Inc. WAM Theatre’s 2022 Season and Community Engagement program $450
New England Puppet Arts Pandemic-time Clown Workshop and Performance $800
Mount Greylock Regional High School Fall Festival of Shakespeare $2,100
Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Inc. Berkshire Rhythm Keepers at Ramblefest $400
Catherine Dunning Life Drawing Program $375
Berkshire Music School, Inc. ALL THAT JAZZ: A Musical Enrichment Program $3,000
Mary Jo D. Maichack In the Wee Small Hours Cabaret Show $450
Paula Bradley Banjo Pickin' Gals $400
Berkshire Concert Choir, Inc. Season of Light $100
Robert Oakes An Evening with Oakes and Smith $250

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