Leominster Cultural Council
The Leominster Cultural Council is one of approximately 329 councils serving all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns.
Our responsibility is to award grants that address the cultural needs and wants of the Leominster community.
The Council carefully evaluates and awards grants that support the arts, sciences and humanities to improve and contribute to the diversity of our community,
The grants are funded with the policies and guidelines set by the Massachusetts Cultural Council with the annual amount subject to legislative appropriations.
25 West Street
Leominster, MA 01453-5699
FY23 Local Priorities
The Leominster Cultural Council gathers input from the community and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. Priority is given to applications from local artists and organizations, or groups that have secured a local venue (specific date, audience, etc.)
The LCC typically receives requests totaling more than twice the amount of money available for us to grant. The goal of the LCC is to provide some funding to as many qualified projects as we can; therefore, most projects receive only partial funding.
The Council will make grant money available in full to grantees once their projects are approved and the required paperwork is submitted. In addition to the State guidelines, applications will be evaluated using the criteria listed in the section below.
FY23 Local Guidelines
1) The application MUST be completed online. NO paper applications will be accepted.
2) An application from a non-Leominster resident REQUIRES a letter of support from an organization/group/individual who resides in Leominster, or a letter from the performance/project venue located in Leominster. This letter should clearly outline the impact of the program for Leominster residents.
3) The application encourages new and unique artistic/cultural experiences that benefit the Leominster community.
4) The application is a collaborative project between cultural and community groups.
5) The application shows a match of cash or in-kind services equal to the funds requested.
6) An application from a previous grantee may be denied if the Final Report for that grant has not been submitted within 2 weeks after the event is held, per State guidelines.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc.||Star Gazing at Sholan Farms: Understanding Our Shared Views of the Night Skies Across Many Cultures!||$180||Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc.||Down to Earth Science: Innovations to Help Better Understand Our World and the Universe Beyond!||$175||Beacon of Hope Community Services, Inc.||Expanding Horizons: Sharing Our Stories||$480||Bolton, Joseph||La Troupe de Sabots: French Canadian Folk Tales||$1,065||City of Leominster||Starburst 2023||$1,000||Clear Path for Veterans New England, Inc.||Community Ukulele & Guitar Lessons||$450||Croucher, Christopher||Letting the Land Lead Series||$1,690||Discovery Museum, Inc.||Open Door Connections||$270||Fresh Films Co.||Film & Media Career Pathway: Bridging the Opportunity Divide for Underestimated Diverse Youth||$730||Friends of Sholan Farms, Inc.||Entertainment in the Orchard||$620||Friends of Sholan Farms, Inc.||Sholan Farms Tours||$560||Groton Hill Music, Inc.||Boys & Girls Club Afterschool and Summer Music Classes||$675||Growing Places Garden Project, Inc.||Local Food Works - Growing Healthy Youth||$2,150||Johnny Appleseed Elementary School||River Classroom||$1,050||Johnny Appleseed Trail Association, Inc.||Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center Cultural Components||$730||Lappen, Henry||Henry the Juggler Performance||$270||Lappen, Henry||Henry the Juggler Performance||$160||Leominster Arts Council, Inc.||30th Annual Johnny Appleseed Arts and Cultural Festival||$9,135||Leominster Arts Council, Inc.||JA Festival Big Band Concert||$2,000||Leominster Colonial Band, Inc.||Leominster Colonial Band 2023 Summer Concerts at Carter Park||$1,240||Leominster Colonial Band, Inc.||LEOMINSTER COLONIAL BAND 2023 HOLIDAY CONCERT||$710||Leominster High School Black Heritage Club||LHS-Black Heritage Gala||$420||Leominster Public Library||Rockabye Beats||$380||Leominster Public Schools Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program||Hands on Nature Program: Beginning Birds for Kids||$130||Levine, Owen||LEOMINSTER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2023||$2,700||Maichack, Gregory||The Jellyfish: Find Your Voice with Pastel Painting||$515||Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc.||The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival||$530||McKenney Lydick, Lynne||To My Dearest: The Civil War Letters of George and Emily Ward||$450||Nashoba Symphonic Band||Nashoba Symphonic Band||$310||North County Land Trust, Inc.||Owl Pellet Dissection||$370||North Worcester County Symphony Orchestra & School of Music, Inc.||Spring at the Symphony||$1,625||O'Brien, Susan||Story Telling for Children, Youth and Parents||$1,530||Ostrow, Tonia||Hip Swayers Trio Concert||$210||Pabon-Szebeda, Elizabeth||Bombazo in Leominster||$3,275||StageWorks, Inc.||Jekyll and Hyde||$1,200||StageWorks, Inc.||Godspell||$1,340||Swantee, Kathryn||Concepts Art After School Program||$785||Swantee, Kathryn||Scenes from the Heart of New England||$520||The Cannon Theatre||Tuition Support for Children's Programs||$265||The Harvard Town Band, Inc.||Leominster Holiday Stroll||$155||The Montachusett Chorale, Inc.||Concert Series 2023||$650||The Stratton Players, Inc.||Stratton Players 98th Season||$665||Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc.||Music Therapy||$335|