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South Hadley Cultural Council

We strive to encourage interest and participation in local arts and cultural activities.


Alexandra Ripp, Grants Manager

South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-2768

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

The South Hadley Cultural Council welcomes applications from individuals and groups that promote the arts, humanities, and sciences through programs that benefit the citizens of South Hadley. They especially welcome applications for:
programs that bring art and culture to students in South Hadley Public Schools and to South Hadley youth;
programs accessible to people with disabilities: in accessible locations, and/or specifically geared towards making arts and culture more accessible;
programs by and for communities most severely impacted by COVID-19 including BIPOC (Black, indigenous, and People of Color) communities, individuals with disabilities, low-income communities, seniors, and individual artists.

The deadline for submission of FY23 applications is October 17, 2022. Applicants must reside or be located in Massachusetts.

Applications should note the way the program benefits the citizens of South Hadley. They should also specify a confirmed venue, date and time (or timeframe) during the calendar year 2023, and other sources of financial support, if available. Given the ongoing pandemic, the Cultural Council will be more flexible about exact date, time, and place at time of application but encourages clear plans to confirm these details.

Full LCC guidelines are available here.

Additional COVID-19 considerations:

Safety in the pandemic continues to be a high priority and the Cultural Council seeks to offer programming that can be accessed by populations at higher risk for COVID-19 complications. Thus, we welcome applications for events that can be conducted online or that otherwise outline pandemic safety precautions.

Given the impact COVID-19 has had and continues to have on the cultural sector, the Cultural Council will accept applications for operational support that demonstrate a clear benefit to South Hadley residents’ cultural lives.

Please note that if your project was funded in a previous year and postponed to this fiscal year, that project is not eligible for funding in this fiscal year.

FY23 Local Guidelines

Preference is given to applications that are clear and specific about the proposed activities.. To the extent possible, applications should include:
–Program venue, date, and time (or timeframe), with as much specificity as possible. The project should be planned for completion between January and December 2023.
–Publicity plan for the event (don’t forget social media!)
–Accessibility accommodations
–Other source(s) of financial support. (No more than 50% of the total budget should be requested from the Council, and the proposal should be able to proceed with partial funding.)
–Signed letters of support from the host venue and any other local partners.
–Qualifications or track record of the applicant, and evidence of proposed program’s quality
–Thoughtful explanation of projected benefit to South Hadley residents and community.

Note that funds may not be used for food or refreshments.

Grants funds are awarded directly, not as a reimbursement after project completion.

For Field Trip applications:
The total project cost is required, along with information about the amount and source(s) of additional funding for the trip. A separate budget sheet detailing project costs and support is suggested.

Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted online via the Mass Cultural Council. If you are unable to access a computer and/or internet access, please call Grants Manager Alex Ripp: 609-240-3595.
For application questions or to review your proposal with a South Hadley Cultural Council member prior to final submission, please email:

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Abramson, Tyler Rai tidewater $600
Alvarez, Diana R. Quiero Volver: A Xingonx Ritual Opera $600
Arcadia Players, Inc. Arcadia Players 33rd Season $500
Arts Extension Service Sector Recovery Gathering $750
Comeau, Robert South Hadley Historical Tours $200
Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range, Inc. Summit House Sunset Concert Series $400
Friends of the South Hadley Seniors, Inc. Dan Kane and Friends Holiday Concert $400
Hilltown Families, Inc. Hilltown Families Suggests $100
Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble, Inc. Mercy - Lang 'The Little Match Girl Passion,' Schütz 'Musikalische Exequien,' and a world-premiere commission by Brandon Waddles $1,000
Ishutkina, Tatyana Let's Build a Roof over the World $500
Jackson, Jamila Black Women's Leadership Initiative Solidarity Project $1,100
Keatinge Bezark, Cat Milo The Fairy Festival $500
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $225
Longstreeth, Ken Free Concert by Jeff Gavioli and his BAD NEWS JAZZ AND BLUES ORCHESTRA featuring Cindy Reed at SH Senior Center $700
Matteson, Richard The Loomis Chorus Sings at the Senior Center $200
Mosier Elementary School Birds of Prey $250
Neill, David Music concert by the Jazz Bones $350
Northampton Center for the Arts, Inc. 2023 Youth Performance Festival $500
O'Connor, Kate Climate Healing Chorus/Band Performance $350
Petersen, Julia Making Space for the Fiber-Curious $400
Plasse, Richard Name That TV Theme or Possible Dance $200
Rohan, Marie Growing Together $120
Shea, Maureen Library Dances 2023 $200
Silverthorne Theater Company, Inc. The Building: A Theater Thursdays Reading $600
South Hadley Community Band Annual Fireworks Concert $200
South Hadley Family Center, Inc. South Hadley Family Center - Children’s Summer Concert Series $600
South Hadley Historical Society, Inc. The Larrow Glass Slides Project $495
South Hadley Public Library History of One of the Industrial Powerhouses of South Hadley $150
South Hadley Recreation Department Summer Concerts on the Common $750
South Hadley Recreation Department South Hadley Fireworks - Community Band $750
Survival Centers, Inc. Tunes@Noon $400
Swift, Joshua Creative Dance Classes $100
The Performance Project, Inc. "Mother Tongue" by First Generation $750
The South Hadley Community Chorus, Inc. South Hadley Community Chorus, Inc. DBA: South Hadley Chorale Program Year and Concert $850
Tincknell, Roger L. Children's Songs and Singing Games Family Concert $275
Town of South Hadley Plimoth Plantation $500
Valley Arts Mentors Valley Arts Mentors: Mentorship Program and Webinar Series $500
Vann, Abigail Foxes, Bears, and Coyotes, Oh my! $135
Witt, Mary Music for the Soul $150
York, Matt Johnny Cash - Songs & Stories $300

Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines

Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on April 2, 2023 at 12:40 AM UTC
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