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Lawrence Cultural Council

The Lawrence Cultural Council is a volunteer group comprised of Lawrencians, appointed by the Mayor to disperse funds awarded to the city from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Funds are awarded through a grant process. Grants may be submitted from individuals, schools, artists, and cultural groups. Activities receiving support from the council must take place in the city and serve all facets of the population from children to the elderly.

Lawrence Cultural Council Mission Statement:

Our mission is to support programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences that contribute to the enhancement of the quality of life in Lawrence.


Patricia Mariano, Chairman

200 Common Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

FY23 LCC Grant Cycle Details to Come.

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Diane McGary Resident Therapeutic Musician $2,000
Si, Se Puede, Inc. World of Art $2,200
Andover Choral Society In Our Own Words $750
International Book Fair, Inc. XVI International Book Fair 2022 $3,000
Julie Todd SaludArte $1,000
Matt York Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $400
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. Part 2-Immigrant Puppetry Arts for Si, Se Puede After School Program, Families, and Community , Families and Community ol Program $2,000
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $600
Three Saints, Inc. 99th Annual Feast of the Three Saints $3,000
Groundwork Lawrence, Inc. Kite Festival $2,000
Stephen Lewis Worker Struggles - An International Poster Exhibit $60
Ancient Order of Hibernians Ladies Division 8 Fall Festival $1,000
Lawrence Public Library Library Cultural Passes Program $3,000
Lawrence High School Cardboard challenge $2,500
Greater Boston Stage Company Discounted tickets and field trip for UP Academy Oliver $500
Gregory Maichack The Jellyfish: How to Pastel Paint $660
Lawrence Ladies Lodge 2026 Celebration Italian Heritage Month $700
Native Plant Trust, Inc. Plant Communities of Massachusetts $600
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $300
Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 8 Irish Heritage Month 2022 $3,000
Lawrence Public Schools Digital Photography Class: Who am I Project $3,000
O'Shea/Chaplin School of Irish Step Dancing Afternoon of Irish Dance, Music and Song $500
Friends of Lawrence Heritage State Park, Inc. Historical Trolley Tours of Lawrence $2,000
Lawrence High School Once on This Island - Complimentary Student Tickets $2,000
New England Classical Singers, Inc. Finding Joy in Music $500
Lawrence Public Schools Family Engagement Mural Project $2,000
2nd Act Org, Inc. Prevention Play Programming $900
Edward F. Parthum Elementary School Spatial awareness through dance $2,000
Kevin L. Angulo Mural (untitled) $1,000
Lawrence Boys and Girls Club, Inc. Dance Academy $1,500
Kirk Whipple Duo Pianists, Composers & Educators Whipple & Morales in Concert $500
Lawrence Boys and Girls Club, Inc. Digital Arts $2,000
Lawrence High School Beyond Workshop Series- R.evolucion Latina $2,000
Merrimack Valley Immigrants and Education Center, Inc. Chinese/Vietnamese New Year Cultural Dance & Field Trip $2,000
The Merrimack Valley Young Men's Christian Association Lawrence Music Clubhouse $2,000
Lawrence High School Berklee College of Music Collaboration $2,000
Lawrence Family Public Academy Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Instrumentation $1,500
Lawrence Family Public Academy Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Instrumentation $1,500
Lawrence High School The Heart of Lawrence $3,000
John Baglio The Strings of Lawrance $1,000
Lawrence CommunityWorks, Inc. Movement City Spring Showcase $1,500
Asociación de Peruanos Unidos, Inc. ¡Ritmo y elegancia! El majestuoso y bello folklore costeño del Perú. $2,000
Phoenix Academy Public Charter High School District Lawrence Stalls for All! $1,000
John K. Tarbox School Helping Alternative Ensembles Thrive at the Tarbox $2,500
Guilmette Elementary School Music Program Guilmette Instrumental Expansion $2,000
Lawrence High School LHS Music Technology $2,580
Bread & Roses Heritage Committee, Inc. 38th Annual Bread and Roses Heritage Festival $2,000
Friends of Lawrence Heritage State Park, Inc. Telling the Underrepresented Stories of Latinos in Lawrence, MA $3,000
Essex Art Center, Inc. Fiesta en la calle $2,000
John K. Tarbox School The Right to Read $1,500
Merrimack Valley Community Service Corps, Inc. Sergeant Johanny Rosario Pichardo Memorial Mural $1,500
The Lawrence Senior Center Virtual Tour Annual Subscription $2,350
Merrimack Valley Community Music School, Inc. Live Interactive Music Performances to Support Wetherbee Band Program $2,500
Colombian Cultural Committee of the Merrimack Valley Traveling Colombian by music $1,500
Merrimack Valley Community Music School, Inc. Music Therapy for Lawrence Elderly $2,000
Lawrence High School Symbiosis Reclaimed $2,500
Lawrence Theater Festival, Inc. Lawrence Festival of the Arts $3,000
Immigrant City Archives, Inc. Conservation/Digital Imaging of Essex Company Water Power Indentures Volume(s), 1846 + $3,000
Bellesini Academy Field Trip to USS Constitution Museum $650
Bellesini Academy Field Trip to Peabody Essex Musuem & Yin Yu Tang House $600
Jenny Dube The Catnip Junkies: Live! From O'Connell South Common $1,000
Community Day Arlington Lawrence Youth Ukes $2,800
Lawrence Public Schools Music Department Indian Hill Instrumental Lessons $2,500
Lawrence Public Schools Music Department Lucky Chops Masterclass $2,000
Lawrence Public Schools Music Department Berklee Private Voice/Instrumental Lessons $1,500
Thomas Jones Musary International Music Workshop $500
Robert Frost Elementary School Modern Band Instruments $2,500
Vivien Wu Haitian and Dominican Heritage and Film Discussion: Black History Month x Lawrence $700

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