Sheffield Cultural Council
The purpose of the Sheffield Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure that these resources are shared within the Sheffield and Ashley Falls community. The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities in the realms of the arts, the humanities, and the environment. We support a variety of art forms, the ongoing work of individual artists, environmental education projects, collaborative proposals that bring together artists and other types of organizations, local cultural groups, and projects that serve specific populations: youth, elders, low-income, and/or disabled. Special consideration is given to projects and programs that take place in Sheffield, Ashley Falls, or in close proximity.
Amy Rudnick, Chair
21 Depot Square
Sheffield, MA 01257-9801
FY23 Local Priorities
The purpose of the Sheffield Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure these resources are shared within the Sheffield and Ashley Falls community. The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities.The Council will give priority to applicants who present projects that serve youth or the elderly, projects that benefit the local community, and projects that focus on history, environmental awareness and the arts and humanities. Sheffield and Ashley Falls based applicants are given preference over those from out of town. In addition, the Council prioritizes events and programs that take place in Sheffield or in close proximity.
FY23 Local Guidelines
Applications are evaluated in terms of several review criteria: artistic or creative merit; project design; qualifications, dedication, and track record of the individuals and organizations involved; physical accessibility of any facilities being used; and of benefit to the Sheffield and Ashley Falls communities. For projects in schools, enrichment projects utilizing outside professionals are allowed. The Council will carefully scrutinize repeated requests; such proposals should show other sources of support to demonstrate that the project is not dependent solely on Sheffield Council funding.
The Council supports a number of projects each year; due to limited funds, many of these are only partially funded by the Council.
Applicants can be: arts, humanities or interpretive science organizations; individuals including artists, science educators, historians or other humanists, parents, community members, etc.; community organizations such as schools, social service organizations, civic groups, neighborhood centers, youth, senior and family associations.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
A grant list will be published here after January 17, 2023 and once the Local Cultural Council has finalized their decisions.
Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines