Littleton Cultural Council
The Littleton Cultural Council, whose members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen, supports community cultural projects through its grant program. Funds are received from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, whose mission is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.
Jeanne Bracken, Chair
37 Shattuck Street
Littleton, MA 01460-1263
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FY22 Local Priorities
The Littleton Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the Littleton Cultural Council will give priority to:
– School engagement
– Public art within the Town of Littleton: Installations can be either permanent or semi-permanent; some degree of interactivity or community participation is encouraged, but not required. Projects should enhance and beautify Littleton, its history, peoples, and places.
– Eco-focused Art: Projects which marry the natural sciences and art. For example, projects viewing global climate change through the lens of art.
An informal community survey elicited wishes for programming like public art, as stated above, plus outdoor concerts, an International festival with parade, a demonstration of henna art, an origami program, a class teaching watercoloring to beginners. As ever, we welcome innovative arts programs as well as repeats of earlier successes.
In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
– How well the program meets our local priorities
– Community support and involvement
– Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
– Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of a community’s underserved populations or support diverse forms of cultural activities
– Amplifying under represented and diverse voices
– Financial need
– COVID back up planning
FY22 Local Guidelines
LCC Program Guidelines https://massculturalcouncil.org/documents/lccguidelines.pdf
LCC Program Guidelines for Councils Offering Direct Grants (PDF)
AND Direct Grant Instructions
Guidance for Local Cultural Councils and their Grantees in Response to COVID-19 https://massculturalcouncil.org/covid-19-resources/guidance-for-local-cultural-councils-and-their-grantees-in-response-to-covid-19/
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY22 Funding List
||Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen
|Thomas E. Rull
||"A Musical Journey Through The Years"
|Seven Bridge Writer's Collaborative, Inc.
||Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors!
|Discovery Museum, Inc.
||Open Door Connections
|Open Door Theatre of Acton, Inc.
||The Lightning Thief
|Reuben Hoar Library
||Dream Tale Puppets present "Alice, or the Red King's Dream"
|Acton Community Chorus, Inc.
||Why we sing
|Virginia Thurston Healing Garden
||Writing for Wellness
|The Sizer Foundation, Inc.
||Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing Theater Performance
||A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s through the Music of The Beatles
|Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc.
||86th Regional Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft
|Jonathan A. Keezing
||"Around The World", Puppet Show
||Gelli Plate Printing For Beginners
||2022 Stone Carving Symposium
|Groton Hill Music, Inc.
||Bach's Lunch Concert Series
||Children & Adults Sing Indian Classical and Tagore Songs
|Clear Path for Veterans New England
||Tai Chi for Veterans
|Shaker Lane Elementary School
||Bucket Boot Camp
|The Cannon Theatre
||Tuition Support for Children's Programs
|Nashoba Valley Chorale
||The Catnip Junkies: Live! From Indian Hill Music
Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines