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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.


Diane Johnson

Town Hall
157 Main Street
Spencer, MA 01562-2123

Application Information

FY23 Allocation


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

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
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

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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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