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Lancaster Cultural Council

The Lancaster Cultural Council’s purpose is to promote and support local and regional Arts, Humanities, and Interpretive Sciences. The Council gathers input from the community every three years and develops funding priorities based on that feedback. Programs and activities that interest and benefit all ages are considered. Past funding has supported music events, plays, and enrichment programs both in our schools and in the community.


Selectmen's Office

695 Main Street
Lancaster, MA 01523-2294

FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

The Lancaster Cultural Council continues to participate in the Massachusetts Cultural Council Pilot Reimbursement program. Within two weeks of award notification, grant recipients must return a Grant Acceptance Form and W-9 in order to process the award check. Once the project is complete, grantees have two weeks to submit the required Final Report form and required receipts.
Priority is given to:
– Applications from local artists, organizations or groups
– Projects that demonstrate detailed planning including venue confirmation, date(s)
– Projects with complete and detailed budgets
– Projects or events that are free and / or low cost (for attendance or participation)
– Applications that show a match of cash or in kind services
– Proposals that address the diverse cultural needs of our community or support diverse forms of cultural activities
– Collaborative projects between cultural and community groups
In addition:
– A project that has received funding in the past from Lancaster Cultural Council must be updated or in some way altered such as incorporating new content, or relevant /current technology.
– Only online applications are accepted

FY22 Local Guidelines

– Applications must be postmarked by October 15th.
– Applications must be for projects that take place between January 1 and December 31 of the upcoming year.
– Submissions that do not adhere to local guidelines will not be considered.
– Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.
– Artists and organizations based outside of Lancaster are considered if they have obtained the sponsorship of a local non-profit organization. The application should include a letter from an authorized representative of the sponsor stating that there is a secured venue and the program has the support of the sponsor. F137
– The local council may place conditions on any grant awarded by the council.E136

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Thayer Memorial Library Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics with Acrobat Li Liu $680
Seven Bridge Writer's Collaborative, Inc. Writing Programs $1,900
Nashoba Friends of Drama Spring Musical $1,000
Clear Path for Veterans New England Build-A-Flag Woodworking Art Therapy Workshop $697
Nashoba Symphonic Band Nashoba Symphonic Band $500
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc. Writing for Wellness $750
Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc. 86th Regional Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft $200
Greater Worcester Opera, Inc. Puccini Double-Bill (Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica) $200
Friends of the Thayer Memorial Library, Inc. Music on the Green $700
Nashoba FIRST Nashoba FIRST Robotics Team #1768 $1,000
Lancaster Community Center and Senior Center Our/Lancaster's Wild Wonders $1,050

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