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Springfield Cultural Council

The Springfield Cultural Council s designed to serve individual(s) and/or organizations throughout Greater Springfield in cultural and art projects for public benefit in the following areas: Humanities, Arts & Culture and Interpretive Sciences.


Andrew R. Cade

1 Federal Street Bldg. 111-3
Springfield, MA 01105-1199

Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

The Springfield Cultural Council is designed to serve individuals and organizations throughout Greater Springfield in arts and cultural projects for public benefit in the following areas: Humanities, Arts & Cultural, and interpretive Science.

FY23 Local Guidelines

The Springfield Cultural Council serves to inspire and support arts and culture throughout Greater Springfield. Aspiring artists, art leaders and community residents to fully participate in all forms of art & cultural in everyday experiences. Priority is given to foster a stronger creative economy in Greater Springfield. Community residents and organizations can apply up to 3 grants. All applicants must attend Pitch Night to thoroughly explain your project. Pitch Night will be announced by November 15, 2022. Funds for projects may be used for general art operations, but limited to rent, utilities, staff salaries and capital expenses

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Springfield Cultural Partnership, Inc. Thank an Artist $3,500
Springfield Cultural Partnership, Inc. Trust Transfer Project $3,500
Springfield Preparatory Charter School Multi Cultural Learning in Schools $1,500
Leigh, Moriah Rooted Essence Dance Mecca Project $500
Hernandez, Kahli Chalk Zone Springfield $2,000
Kenison, Maria Springfield Book Exchange $1,500
Burgess, Jesse The Fields Quartet Showcase $1,500
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. PART 2-Springfield Cultures Family Puppetry Festival-Toy Theatre Heritage Affirmation Project Theatre Heritage Affirmation Project Theatre y TheatreCraft, Drama, & Perform Ethnic Heritage Affirmation Project $2,000
The African American Female Professor Awards Association, Inc. African American Female Professor Racial Justice Dialogue $2,000
Harris, Kenneth D. Out of this Planet (YouTube Web Series) $1,000
A Journey In Jazz A Journey In Jazz ( Jazzy in Pink) $3,500
Authors and Artists Festival Authors and Artists $500
East Springfield Neighborhood Council, Inc. Art: Inside and Out $2,000
Hispanic-American Library, Inc Latin Jazz / Literacy Program $1,500
Shelasky, Marla Artists of Springfield MA $2,000
The Old Post Road Orchestra, Inc. Our 2022 Holiday Concert $1,000
Association of Black Business and Professionals, Inc. November 2021 $2,000
Love Art Collective Color Theory Kickball $500
Association of Black Business and Professionals, Inc. Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration $1,000
Wirt, Edward New England Swing Orchestra Concert/Dance $1,000
Stover, Sheila "Project Motivation" $1,500
Gomez, Magdalena Poetic Rhythms of Joyful Resistance: A Bilingual Celebration $3,000
Women of Color Health Equity Collective Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood $1,000
Community Music School of Springfield, Inc. Bridge Leadership Program $3,500
John J. Duggan Academy Social Justice Mural Project at John J. Duggan Academy $2,000
The Performance Project, Inc. First Generation Springfield Performances $3,000
Stone Soul, Inc. Stone Soul Festival $4,000
Shimiro, Mahoro She Thinks, She Knows Networking Summit $1,000
Afro Cultural Arts & Humanities, Inc. Springfield Indie Soul Festival $3,500
Afro Cultural Arts & Humanities, Inc. Springfield Open Mic & Stage Arts $2,000
Dodds, Keshawn Menzuo S.W. Series Comic & Animation $2,000
Native Plant Trust, Inc. Plant Communities of Massachusetts $500
York, Matt Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $500
Simmons, Sierra Dr. King Day Celebration 2022 $4,000
Common Wealth Mural Collaborative, Inc. Recreation of 2 Nelson Stevens Murals $3,500
Ellerbe, Greg Gallery Nights $1,000
Afri(K)que Limited International Women's Day Celebration $1,500
Art for the Soul Gallery, Inc. Master Visual Artist Joe Sam $3,500
Sticca, Paul Live Music Performance for Spfld $800
Davis, Tracey The Art of Tablescaping $2,500
Stewart, Tyrell Ins and Outs of the Music Industry $2,000
Tillery-Jenkins, Regina PAINTING WITH THE STARS $3,500
Cade, Andrew Expo '22 $3,000
Cade, Andrew Mason Square Hall of Fame Wall $3,000
Neill, David Two music concerts by Fanfare Brass, one with organ $1,000
Smith, Benjamin Children In The Playground Musical Theater $3,000
Blues to Green, Inc. 2022 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival $2,000
Bethea, Taurean Springfield Pride Parade $2,000
Cepeda, Brendaliz Puerto Rican Cultural Heritage in the Schools $3,000
Valley Arts Mentors Virtual Mentrship Program and Webinar Series $500
Taylor, Mario Creative Art in Sports $3,000
Springfield Science Museum Stories of the Night Sky: Celebrating Seymour Planetarium's 85th $2,000
Samuels, Tarquinn Behind The Lens: Storytelling For Beginners $1,000
Rennis, Dorren MUSIC ENGINEERING 101 $1,000
Parks, Leslie R Performances & Exhibits $3,000
Drama Studio, Inc. Improve access and equity to our programs in the post-pandemic eraIntroduce new software to improve fundraising and accessibility $3,000
Art for the Soul Gallery, Inc. The Art of Gordon Parks - Half Past Autumn $3,500
Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club, Inc. 9th Annual Springfield Dragon Boat Festival $2,000
The Brethren Juneteenth Annual Celebration $4,000
Valley Photo Center, Inc. Gordon Parks Exhibition $2,000
Johnson, Darrius New Year, Better Us $1,000
Springfield Preservation Trust, Inc. Second Saturday Walking Tours $1,000
Murray, Ryan A Solo Exhibit by Ryan Murray $3,000
Whipple, Kirk Duo Pianists, Composers & Educators Whipple & Morales in Concert $500
Goodman, Lisa "Image is Everything" Fall Boutique Show $1,000
Give Music, Inc. I AM ME KIDS FASHION SHOW $3,000
Caribbean American African Athletic Social Club, Inc. Caribbean Festival $3,000
Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Inc. Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras' Performance $1,000
Van Egmond, Timothy Performance at Hungry Hill Senior Center $400
Shakespeare & Company, Inc. 2022 Fall Festival of Shakespeare $2,000
Cohen, Edward L. James Baldwin’s 98th birthday celebration $3,000
Williams-Hines, Jacqueline "The Rise of Gailyn" $1,000
Plasse, Rich Name That TV Theme $400
Owens, George PaxSax Quartet Concert $378
Springfield Boys and Girls Club, Inc. Fine Arts Carousel Track (F.A.C.T.) $1,500
Jenkins, Brenton 2nd Annual Christian Wilkins Youth Football Camp $1,000
Henriquez, Mical Red Jasper Community Outreach and Healing Project $1,500
Lindsay, Maurice Caribbean Connection $3,000
JELUPA Productions, Inc. FOUR KNOW $3,000
Pan-African Historical Museum, United States of America, Inc. Underground Rail Road in the New England Region $1,500
Anderson, India Who’s Got Soul $1,000
Anderson, India Level up Fashion Showcase $1,000
Double Edge Theatre Productions, Inc. Uplifting the Next Generation $3,000
Baker, Vera S Arm in Arm: Artists Against Gun Violence $500
Drew, Gregory Art From The Heart $2,500
Drew, Gregory Renaissance of Stain Glass $2,000
Thomas, Tracey Ageless Creative $2,500
Thomas, Tracey The Sights and Sounds of Broadway $2,500
Blanton, Donald R. Multi Art Project and Exhibit $3,000
Taylor, Mario Adult Tennis Therapy Arts in New England $2,500
InnerVizion Empowerment and Consulting Center Unity In The Community: Empowering The Voice From Within $500
Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Services, Inc. MLK Jr Social Justice Awards $2,000
ortiz, jaida Your flow through Youtube editing $500
Whitaker, Shirley J. Gallery exhibition:An Artist's refection on African American's life, cuilture and trials $1,500
Whitaker, Shirley J. Winfred $2,000
Whitaker, Shirley J. Spreading the Ashes:Funeral service for lynched African American $1,500
Starnes, Dr. Paula YSET Job Training $1,500
Pastorek, Michael Springfield Graffiti Jam: Burn or Get Burnt $2,500
Mickens, Taylor Local Original Music Collaborative Concert and Pandemic Album $1,000
Historic Classical, Inc. Homecoming - Celebrating the History of Classical Through The Arts $3,000
Smith, Benjamin Take Back The Day Performing and Visual Arts Festival $3,500
Brown, Shire Annual Dance Recital $1,500
Enchanted Circle, Inc. Enchanted Circle Theater and Prelude Preschool Partnership $3,000
Johnson, Zelmon A Sense of Dignity- My journey through the world of dementia. $1,000
Stewart, Denise Mari "Reminiscing" a photo Exhibit capturing tomorrows memories today $1,000
Stewart, Denise Mari Exploring your gift, a 4 hour photography workshop for moms $500
Smith, Sheldon The Luggage Project $1,000
Springfield, make it springfield Make It Saturday / Make It Fair $2,000

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