Spencer Cultural Council
The Spencer Cultural Council is a local branch of the Massachusetts Cultural Council whose mission is to promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our community. The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities. We support a broad 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, disabled. The Council does this by dispensing funding from the state to the most appropriate grant applications it receives.
157 Main Street
Spencer, MA 01562-2123
FY23 Local Priorities
The Spencer Arts Council (SAC) receives an annual appropriation of state funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and makes these funds available to the community through its grant programs. SAC accepts grant applications for individuals and organizations.
Grants are issued to support arts, humanities, interpretive sciences, visual artists, performing artists, science educators, historians and other humanists; as well as community, business and civic groups, social service organizations, schools, neighborhood centers, and youth, senior and family associations.
Fellowship Grants: Assist individuals in developing their work outside the structure of a specific project or presentation. Artists in any discipline may apply. All Fellowship applicants must maintain a residential, commercial or studio address in the city of Worcester.
Project Grants: Assist in the development of projects and programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. Applicants must demonstrate a tangible benefit to Worcester citizens. All grant applicants must maintain a residential, commercial or studio address in Worcester County. All WAC-funded projects must occur within the city of Worcester.
FY23 Local Guidelines
Project Categories: Projects that focus on Public Art, Arts and Education and Instruction and Children’s Programs
Location: Projects that take place in or benefit areas of Spencer with a verified venue
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Clay, Sarah||Whisper Not||$490||David Prouty High School||Little Free Library||$500||Haller, Evan||Interactive Music Concert for Young Children and their families||$350||Kane, Timothy D.||All Together Drumming||$1,200||Lang, Bryson||The Cure For the Common Show - Comedy Juggling Show||$500||Massasoit Art Guild, Inc.||Musician for 20th Anniversary Art Show Opening||$400||Massasoit Art Guild, Inc.||Massasoit Art Guild 20th Annual Art Show||$1,049||McDonough, John||Bugsy and Friends/ Puppet Show||$250||Newman, Howard||Knock on Wood, acoustic folk-rock duo||$575||Richard Sugden Library||Out of the Ark||$350||Richard Sugden Library||Trevor The Games Man||$600||Richard Sugden Library||The Charmings||$300||Richard Sugden Library||Mass Capoeira||$300||Richard Sugden Library||Story Walks & Books Give Away||$1,000||Richard Sugden Library||Odaiko New England Performance/Concert||$1,500||Richard Sugden Library||Mangia, Meatballs and Murder||$795||Roberts Kirk, Deborah||Introduction to Watercolor||$375||Roberts Kirk, Deborah||Beginning Watercolor for Seniors||$375||Senior Living at Prouty||Jeff Anderson, Guitarist and Singer||$100||Senior Living at Prouty||Trinity Big Band Concert||$225||Senior Living at Prouty||Secrets of the QUABBIN Watershed||$225||Senior Living at Prouty||The History of Superstitions||$125||Senior Living at Prouty||The History of Pets||$125||Senior Living at Prouty||Seasonal Craft||$125||Smith, Patrick||Afternoon of Brass #2||$500||Spencer-East Brookfield Regional Schools||Berkshire Hills Music Academy Performance During Unified Special Olympics||$800||Wire Village School||Tanglewood Marionettes||$980|