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.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for the Shirley Cultural Council: https://www.shirley-ma.gov/node/60/faq
7 Keady Way
Shirley, MA 01464-2630
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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
For more information, please visit our webpage: https://www.shirley-ma.gov/cultural-council
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Ayer Shirley Regional High School
||ASRHS Spring Musical
||Clear Path for Veterans New England, Inc.
||Build-A-Flag Woodworking Art Therapy Workshop
||Discovery Museum, Inc.
||Open Door Connections
||First Parish Meeting House Preservation Society of Shirley, Inc.
||Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc.
||87th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft
||Gardeners Exchange Program on Native Plants for New England Gardens
||Groton Hill Music, Inc.
||Bach’s Lunch Concert Series
||Johnny Appleseed Trail Association, Inc.
||Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center Cultural Components
||Nashoba Valley Chorale
||Wake Up, My Spirit
||"WOW" Handmade Greeting Cards
||Roberge, Mandy H.
||Programs at Hazen Memorial Library
||Shirley Arts, Inc.
||American Originals from The Nissitissit String Quartet
||The Cannon Theatre
||Tuition Support for Children's Programs
||The Sizer Foundation, Inc.
||Performance of Studs Turkel’s Working
||Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc.
||Meditation and Mindfulness
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