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Russell Cultural Council

Cultivate and promote activities that support the needs and priorities of the diverse populations of our community by providing our residents with access to rich cultural experiences through community-based programs in the arts, humanities and sciences.

We serve and support:
� Our Town Library by helping to fund activities for youth and adults.
� Our local Senior Center by providing funding to enhance the cultural experiences of the town’s elders.
� Activities which strengthen the bond between our Fire and Police Departments with the citizens of our community
� Our town’s rich heritage by recognizing the role of its citizens and our community in political and historical events on both the State and National levels.


Dale Oleksak

PO Box 407
65 Main Street
Russell, MA 01071-9683

Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

All programs must provide a public benefit and contribute to the cultural vitality of the greater Russell community.

FY23 Local Guidelines

All applicants must apply through the Mass Cultural Council portal.
Applicants must reside in or be located in Massachusetts. Applications may be received from individuals, unincorporated private organizations, public schools, libraries, other municipal agencies and the Local Cultural Council itself, as well as religious organizations as long as they are cultural in nature and not used to promote or advance religion.
Funds may only be used to support programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences in Massachusetts. This definition includes the study, pursuit, performance, exhibition, and appreciation of cultural activities in the broadest sense. All programs must provide a public benefit to the greater Russell community rather than benefitting any private individual or group.
Activities must be available to the public or community by exhibit, performance, demonstration, reading or other means. Programs need not be in person to provide public benefit. Virtual and remote programming are also effective ways to make programming available the the public while supporting efforts to maintain and promote public health.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Blandford Art Show Blandford Fair Art Show $591
Blandford Historical Society Bel Canto Opera $200
Blandford Historical Society Jose Gonzalez and Criollo Clasico Trio $200
Blandford Historical Society Sarah the Fiddler $200
Chester Theatre Company, Inc. 2023 Season $500
Gateway Regional High School MassMoca Field-Trip $200
Gateway Regional School District Guest Artist Series $500
Littleville Elementary School Tanglewood Marionettes $275
Maichack, Gregory Pastel Paint Georgia O’Keeffe’s Famous Lily $633
Maloof, David Music + Education Event $400
North Hall Association, Inc. A Season of the Arts at the North Hall - Historic North Hall Arts Festival 2023 $600
Owens, George PaxSax Concert $600
Russell Council on Aging Paint Craze barn board winter/holiday project $550
Russell Council on Aging Natural Winter wreath $300
Russell Council on Aging Hand made Valentine cards $300
Russell Public Library Guided Group Drumming $300
Sevenars Concerts, Inc. Sevenars 55th Anniversary Season $400
The Community Fair Association of Chester, Chester Hill, & Littleville, Inc. Littleville Fair $451

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on March 29, 2023 at 12:49 AM UTC
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