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Orleans Cultural Council

Funded by the Masschusetts Cultural Council, the Orleans Cultural Council seeks to further the cultural development of Orleans by promoting the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. By recognizing the creative endeavors of artists, performers and lecturers the OCC has the opportunity to create a greater sense of community in Orleans and to help regional talent gain exposure to further their careers.

Projects that are chosen will enrich, exalt and provoke an audience. In turn, this will create a bridge across cultures and ages and help celebrate that which unites us.

Funds received by the Orleans Cultural Council can support festivals, art education, environmental education, preserve historic documents and landmarks, and enable artists and other creative people to implement unique projects for the community. Projects funded by he Orleans Cultural Council will improve the quality of life for residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our community.


Claire Gradone


Orleans Town Hall
19 School Road
Orleans, MA 02653-3699

FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

The Orleans Cultural Council gathers input from the community and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the Orleans Cultural Council will give priority to:

  • Applicants that feature the Orleans Cultural District
  • Projects that focus on:
    1. nature, science, farming, environmental projects;

    2. community wide gatherings (festivals, concerts, plays, films);
    3. arts education in the schools;
    4. restoration and preservation projects;

    5. projects celebrating local history, cultural diversity; and
    6. professional development of local artists.of all ages.

In addition to the state criteria applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria.

  • How well the program meets the above 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
  • Financial need
  • Demonstrated planning

The Orleans Cultural Council Grant Cycle

  • The Orleans Cultural Council will accept paper applications as well as online applications. Applicants submitting paper applications must submit 8 hard copies.

FY22 Local Guidelines

Please submit an original plus 6 copies of your Orleans Cultural Council Proposals.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Orleans Council on Aging Lunch & Listen in the Garden $750
Meeting House Chamber Music Festival, Inc. Meeting House Chamber Music Festival 2022 $500
Alzheimer's Family Caregivers Support Center, Inc. Musical Souvenirs for Memory Loss $500
Motoko Dworkin Origami Storigami $700
Monika Woods Open Mic Classical $300
Lower Cape Community Acces Television, Inc. Inspirations from Hopper $300
Julie A. Stepanek Learn Ukulele with Julie $474
Steven T. Kemp Endangered Species Plaque project $500
Beyond The Bounds, Inc. Beyond The Bounds 2022 $500
Outer Cape Chorale, Inc. Two Concerts by the Outer Cape Chorale $1,000
Andre Lima Capoeira Besouro Cape Cod $1,231

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