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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

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

Applications and supplemental materials should be submitted online. If unable to complete an online application, please mail paper application to The Shirley Cultural Council, 7 Keady Way, Shirley, MA

FY23 Local Guidelines

Proposals are evaluated in terms of several considerations:
– Benefit to the community
– If the project applicant or project sponsor is located in Shirley. If not a letter from the sponsoring entity is required.
– 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
Please visit our webpage for more information: Council

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Shirley Historical Society, Inc. Publication of The Hip Roofed House $500
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $300
StageWorks of Leominster, Inc. Cinderella $400
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc. Writing for Wellness $800
The Sizer Foundation, Inc. Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing Theater Performance $300
Maichack, Mary Jo D. Crackling Campfire Tales & Tunes $527
Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc. 86th Regional Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft $225
Shirley Council on Aging Watercolor Class $300
Groton Hill Music, Inc. Bach's Lunch Concert Series $500
Clear Path for Veterans New England Tai Chi for Veterans $1,000
Stickel, Peter Cool Classics with the Nissitissit String Quartet $690
First Parish Meeting House Preservation Society of Shirley, Inc. Concert Series $2,000
Nashoba Valley Chorale AWAKE! $500
The Cannon Theatre Tuition Support for Children's Programs $450
Russell Brown, Tamar Earth Day 2022 $300

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