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Shirley Cultural Council

The mission of the Shirley Cultural Council is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences in order to improve the quality of life for Shirley residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our community.

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Holly Haase

7 Keady Way
Shirley, MA 01464-2630

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Priority is given to events, programs and activities that take place in Shirley and/or surrounding areas that serve Shirley residents and are sponsored or supported by a local Shirley organization.

FY24 Local Guidelines

Applications and supplemental materials must be submitted online in accordance with state guidelines.

Applicants must have a specified venue with a tenative date, and time to be considered for grant approval.

Activities must take place in an accessible facility.

Applicants who have partnered with a Shirley organization must submit a letter of support.

The scheduled project should take place during the current MCC funding cycle (Jan – Dec 2024).

Proposals are evaluated in terms of the following considerations:
• Benefit to the community
• Quality of the activity
• Evidence of planning (project dates, times, and venue secured)
• Qualifications of the individual(s) who will lead the activity
• Track record of the sponsoring group

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How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Ayer Shirley Regional High School The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical $950
Cannizzaro, Peter GollyWobbles Circus Show $825
Clear Path for Veterans New England, Inc. Build-A-Flag Woodworking Art Therapy Workshop for Veterans $250
First Parish Meeting House Preservation Society of Shirley, Inc. Concert and Events Series $2,000
Gardeners Exchange Gardeners Exchange Educational Program(s) $500
Groton Hill Music, Inc. Bach's Lunch Concert Series $300
Johnny Appleseed Trail Association, Inc. Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center Cultural Components $500
Nashoba Valley Chorale On That Glad Night $500
Russell Brown, Tamar Earth Day 2024 $350
Shirley Arts, Inc. Frozen Jr. $950
Stickel, Peter European Cruise with the Nissitissit String Quartet $650
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc. Harmonious Healing: Empowering Resilience through Music Therapy $250

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