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The Massachusetts Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences, fosters a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents, and contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy. The mission of the Lee Cultural Council is to promote a rich and diverse cultural life in the Lee community, strongly supporting programs, events, and performances which entertain and encourage critical thinking, creativity, and community building.


Robin O'Herin

Town Hall
32 Main Street
Lee, MA 01238-1676

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FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities


The Lee Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the Lee Cultural Council will give priority to programs that include music, theater, dance, audience interaction, and learning opportunities, throughout Berkshire County, and which:
·       benefit residents and visitors to Lee
·       benefit underserved populations
·       foster exposure to other cultures
·       encourage critical and creative thinking

FY23 Local Guidelines

Applicants should indicate a venue and proposed date(s) for the program, as well as a letter of support from the proposed venue, with the understanding that the programs that we fund are scheduled to take place from January through December 31st.

We fund through reimbursement only, not the direct grant program. The reimbursement form should be mailed to the Lee LCC, 32 Main St., Lee, MA 01238 with proof of the program taking place and a W-9 form.

If funded, applicants may receive partial funding only, and are therefore strongly encouraged to seek additional financial support for their project.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Austen Riggs Center, Inc. Coming to America: An Exhibition on the Contributions of Refugees and Emigres to Psychoanalysis in North America $300
Bates III, Davis R. A Celtic Celebration: An Inter-generational Performance $300
Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns, Inc. Music Brings Communities Together $200
Berkshire Children's Chorus, Inc. Circles: A Multimedia Concert $250
Berkshire Garden Center, Inc. Pollinator Party at the Garden $200
Berkshire Music School, Inc. DRUM TO THE BEAT: A musical enrichment program $300
Berkshire South Regional Community Center Berkshire Ukulele Band (BUB) and Berkshire Sings! (Sings!) $250
Berkshire Theatre Group, Inc. BTG PLAYS! Summertime $150
Butler, Steve The Garage with Steve Butler $300
Cohen, Robert Beginners Tapestry for adults $300
Dewey Memorial Hall, Inc. Show N' Tell $150
Dewey Memorial Hall, Inc. Young at Heart $150
Dewey Memorial Hall, Inc. Use Your Words $150
FIRTELL, Diane Farm Art 2 & 3D Collage $350
Festival Latino of the Berkshires, Inc. Festival Latino of the Berkshires $300
Great Barrington Public Theater, Inc. Berkshire Voices Reading Series $250
Greenagers, Inc. Greenagers' Education and Stewardship $400
Hilltown Families, Inc. Hilltown Families Suggests $50
IS183, Inc. ARTcentric: Berkshires After-school at Lee Elementary School $300
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $250
Lee Community Gardens Art and Science in the Garden $250
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $400
Maichack, Gregory The Rose: Find Your Voice with Pastel Painting $350
Maichack, Mary Jo D. In the Wee Small Hours Cabaret Show $250
OHerin, Robin Founder's Weekend Concert $300
OHerin, Robin Music for Seniors: Music from the past 70 years $300
Pittsfield Shakespeare, Inc. Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park $300
SculptureNow SculptureNow @ The Mount 2023 $350
Sevenars Concerts, Inc. Sevenars 55th Anniversary Season $100
Shakespeare & Company, Inc. 2023 Fall Festival of Shakespeare $340
St. Mary's School Capoeira - Afro-Brazilian Music, Martial Arts, and Dance $250
Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Inc. Trio Candela and guests at the Lee Farmers Market $300
TapRoot Sessions TapRoot Sessions Dances, Workshops, and Concerts $200
The Barn at Lee, Inc. The Barn at Lee - Spring Residency $100
The Stockbridge Sinfonia, Inc. The Stockbridge Sinfonia: Intergenerational Community Orchestra of the Berkshires $200
Tupper, Lara Start Your Memoir $250
Tyler, Natalie Fire & Ice Exhibition $250
WAM Theatre, Inc. WAM Theatre’s 2023 Season and Community Engagement Program Council $450

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on June 7, 2023 at 12:49 PM UTC
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