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Springfield Cultural Council

The Springfield Cultural Council is designed to serve individual(s) and/or organizations throughout Greater Springfield in arts & cultural, interpretive science, and humanities’ projects for public benefit. SCC strongly
believes in making strong investments in community. SCC aims to serve all ethnic groups, genders, etc. SCC encourages non- and for-profit organizations to apply.


Andrew R. Cade

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

Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Priority will be provided to projects that directly impact the local community (Springfield).
Priority will be provided to applicants must reside in Springfield.
Priority will be provided to artists and community members who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQX, refugee, immigrant, or person living with a disability.

FY24 Local Guidelines

SCC supports grants between $250 – $5000.
SCC will only accept up to two grant proposals.
SCC requires all applications to be submitted through the on-line portal.
SCC does not limit the number of years any one grantee can return consecutively for funding.
SCC accepts applications for field trips (tickets, travel).

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Step To It $1,000
A Journey In Jazz A Journey In Jazz $3,000
A Queen's Narrative Heavy is the Crown Anthology Project $2,000
ABC Explorers ABC Explorers $1,000
Afri(K)que Limited International Women's Day Celebration $1,000
Alice B. Beal Elementary School Portrait of a Graduate Mural Project $1,500
Amherst Art Alliance, Inc. Art In Community II $1,000
Anaya-Alegria, Alvilda Sophia ¡AlviLda-y-Su-Junte-de-Escritoras! $1,000
Anderson, Barrett Blue Stories: Culture & History told through Song & Narrative $400
Art for the Soul Gallery, Inc. Journey Through the Eyes of an Artist: the Works of Richard D. Roy $3,000
Art for the Soul Gallery, Inc. Nelson Stevens Part 2 $3,000
Baker, Nicole Gel Printing Workshops $1,000
Baker, Vera S Composers' Forum $500
Barrett, Cynthia Reading and Signing for Emma and Belley: Sister Detectives, A Bilingual Book $150
Barron, Shakia The Gathering: Kia the Key & Company Community Hip-Hop Workshop $500
Bass, Anthony MIC-ed Up 2024 to City Beat Academy $1,000
Beneath The Healing, LLC Journaling To Heal Retreat $1,500
Blues to Green, Inc. Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival $3,000
Brown, Shire En Motion Dance Recital $1,500
Brown, Shire Cross The River $1,500
Burgess, Jesse Stop The Violence Gospel Concert $1,500
Burgess, Jesse Champion of Character Award $1,000
Burn or Get Burnt Burn or Get Burnt - Springfield Graffiti Jam 2024 $2,000
COGIC Family Services, Inc. Lift Every Voice Lecture Series $2,000
Cade, Andrew Famous Spaces and Places $2,000
Cade, Andrew Artist Expo - 24 $2,000
Canales, Jose Harold : Anticipo Navideño, Puerto Rican Culture Senior Citizens Holiday Traditions $1,500
Caribbean American African Athletic Social Club, Inc. 2024 Springfield Caribbean Festival $2,000
Cave, Audira AJC Creative Studios $1,500
Center for Human Development, Inc. CHD's Cultural Cookbook $1,500
Cepeda, Brendaliz Puerto Rican Cultural Heritage in Schools $1,500
Cohen, Edward L. Stone Soul Stories $2,000
Common Wealth Mural Collaborative, Inc. Colectivo Morivivi Artist Wrokshop and Community Painting $3,000
Community Music School of Springfield, Inc. Bridge Leadership Program $3,000
Corbitt, Shawn Capturing Youth Athletes of Springfield Ma $1,000
Crespo, Odelito Senior Prom $1,000
Cumberbatch, Amanda Winter Soulstice Student Showcase $1,000
DREAM Studios, Inc. Children In The Playground The Musical $2,000
DREAM Studios, Inc. Adults in Action $2,000
Daniel B. Brunton School Portrait of a Graduate Mural $1,500
Davis, Cynthia Fit and Creative Lifestyle $1,000
Davis, Tracey The Art of Tablescaping and Design $1,000
Delgado, V. Peter Salsa Sal Pa Fuera Annual Music Festival 2024 $1,000
Dodds, Keshawn New Age of Heroes Comics Convention - Hosted by Keshawn Dodds $2,000
Dodds, Keshawn Kappa Speak Easy Orators Competition $1,000
Drama Studio, Inc. TheatreReaders $1,500
Drew, Gregory Stained Glass in Historical Neighborhoods $2,000
East Springfield Neighborhood Council, Inc. East Springfield Arts $2,000
Edward P. Boland Elementary School CMSS Cultural Heritage Programming at Boland $2,000
Elysee, Modjossorica Empowering Female Entrepreneurs: A Traveling Portrait Exhibition $1,000
Emergence Academy Portrait of a Graduate Mural Program $1,500
Escobar, Nelson Pocket Operator Pals $1,000
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. Ethnic Legacy Theatre for Springfield! $1,000
Extreme Kid, Inc. "Unity Fest 2024: Reviving Springfield Through Arts & Music" $1,000
Extreme Kid, Inc. Innovative achievers Take Space $1,500
Fitzgerald, Ed Learn about farming through photography $500
Fleet, Alissa Reweaving Our Stories - Springfield $1,000
Frederick Harris School Portrait of a Graduate Mural Project $1,500
Gehrt, James A Simple Circle, The Democratization of Photography and its Impact on Society $1,000
Goodman, Lisa Black & Latino Business Expo $1,000
Greater Springfield NAACP NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Dinner $2,000
Green, Kaleighia Women's Empowerment Showcasing $2,000
Green, Kaleighia My Art Frequency: "Unleashing Creative Potential" $1,500
Hampden County Beekeepers Association Honeybee colony replacements due to winter losses $250
Haqq, Ali 2nd Annual Holiday Brunch $1,000
Harris, Kenneth Foes of a Minimum Wage Guard $1,000
Harris, Kenneth Scriptropolis: A Playwright's Journey $1,000
Haynes, Justin The Runway Experience $2,000
Hernandez, Kahli The Kaleidoscope $1,000
Hernandez, Kahli For Your Eyes Only: Sketchbook Exhibition $500
Hickory Street Harambee, Inc. Hickory Street Harambee Festival $3,000
Hilltown Families, Inc. Hilltown Families Suggests $250
Hinkson, Gillian Vision Board - Art Therapy & Selfcare Activity $2,000
In the Spotlight, Inc. Bravo Adele Addison $1,500
Indian Orchard Citizens Council, Inc. IOCC Food Truck Festival $3,000
John J. Duggan Academy Social Justice Mural at John J. Duggan Academy $2,000
Johnson, Christine Author Zaiden $1,000
Jones, Shatoyia በአፍሪካ ውስጥ ውበት እና ውበት: Celebrations of Africa የተግባር ውበት እንጂ ውበት የለም | እጆች እርስ በርስ ይታጠባሉ $1,000
Jones, Shatoyia ዘውዱ $1,000
Jones, Teka I am Me Kids Fashion Show $1,500
Jones, Teka Black Vivid Juneteenth Festival $2,000
Keaton, Andrew Springfield Independent Film Festival $2,000
Keaton, Andrew 3rd Annual House Mix Session/Festival $1,500
Kenison, Maria Springfield Book Exchange $1,500
Lake, Amy The History Of Vaudeville $1,500
Laster, Aleana Active Shooter response Educational project $2,000
Le Note Diverse Women Composers of the Baroque II $1,000
Longstreeth, Ken Jeff Gavioli and his BAD NEWS JAZZ AND BLUES ORCHESTRA featuring Cindy Reed $500
Loomis Communities, Inc Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Music Series (enhanced performances) $1,500
Lugo-DeJesus, Waleska Racial Healing Chats (RHC's) $2,000
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! - a dance series $500
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic - The Musical $500
Maddox, Ruby Cultural Echoes: Celebrating the Global Rhythms of Springfield and Ghana $1,000
Maloney, Scott I AM ... $300
Mankita, Jay Maker Space Build-Along: Chain Reactions! $500
Marion, Chris Student Workshops $1,000
Mary M. Walsh Elementary School Portrait of a Graduate Mural Program $1,500
Mason, Cayo Movement, Mood & Food! $1,000
Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition MAWOCC Healing to Lead: Western Region Leadership Summit $1,000
Mattei-Vega, Josue Media Workshop $1,000
Mickens, Taylor Taylor Rose Mickens Recorded Studio Session Concert $1,341
Miller, Jess Art Kits for Foster Kids $1,000
Miller, Kadeja Sexual Education $500
Miller, Kadeja Excitement in Health $1,000
Milton Bradley Elementary School Portrait of a Graduate Mural Project $1,000
Neill, David Music concert by the Fanfare Brass featuring Michael McArney - organ $500
Ortiz, Leah Arches and Tails Brow Training $1,500
Owens, George PaxSax Concert $500
Parias, Camila La Borrachita de Amor: Passion and Devotion in Baroque Spain $1,000
People Aligning To Create Harmony PATCH Community Gardens and Natural Healing Center $1,000
Pioneer Valley Concert Band Sounds of Summer $1,000
Plasse, Richard Name That TV Theme $500
Plasse, Richard Name That TV Theme $500
Post, Kathy A New Blue Jazz Ensemble at the Farmers Market at Forest Park $500
Post, Kathy A New Blue Jazz Ensemble concert in collaboration with Bing Productions $500
Rennis, Dorren THE ART OF SOUND $1,000
Resilient Community Arts 2024 Bilingual Plein Air Tour: Springfield $1,000
Resilient Community Arts Free Afterschool Art on Maple Street $1,000
STEM Middle Academy STE(A)M Academy Band $1,500
SciAntics Group Businesses, LLC Art and Science Enrichment for Elementary-aged Kids $1,500
Shakespeare & Company, Inc. 2024 Fall Festival of Shakespeare $1,000
Simmons, Sierra Dr. King Day Celebration 2024 $4,500
Simple Marketing and Consulting Detras de Mi Verdad $1,000
Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School The Viking Runestone $500
Smith, Gary Malado's Jam Circle $2,000
Smith, Gary Live Performance Workshop/Clinic $1,500
Springfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta The History of Jazz Music $2,000
Springfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Etiquette $2,000
Springfield Boys and Girls Club, Inc. Fine Arts Carousel Track (F.A.C.T) $1,500
Springfield Conservatory of the Arts Portrait of a Graduate Mural Project $1,500
Springfield Cultural Partnership, Inc. Thank an Artist Virtual WTCC $2,500
Springfield Cultural Partnership, Inc. Thank An Artist LIVE $2,500
Springfield Dementia Friendly Coalition Remembering Us With Honor!! $1,000
Springfield High School of Science and Technology Portrait of a Graduate Mural Project $1,500
Springfield Museums Corporation The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today $2,000
Springfield Public Day High School Portrait of a Graduate Mural Project $1,500
Springfield Public Day Middle School Portrait of a Graduate Mural Project $1,500
Springfield Public Forum, Inc. Springfield Public Forum $1,500
Springfield Public Schools Music Therapy and Art Collaboration for Autistic Students $1,500
Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Inc. SSO Musical Petting Zoo $2,500
Springfield Technical Community College STCC Theater Program $1,500
Stewart, Denise Mari Iconic Impressions: A Student Lens on Fauth $500
Stewart, Denise Mari Ladies who love the lenses 6 week workshop and exhibit. $1,000
Stewart, Tyrell Business Behind the Music II $1,000
Stewart, Tyrell Ins and Outs of the Music Industry III $500
Sticca, Paul Acousticca Live Summer Music Concert $500
Sticca, Paul Western MA Songwriters Collaborative Live Music Showcase $500
Stone Soul, Inc. Stone Soul Festival $3,000
Streeter, Devin D. Devin Davon Retail Launch Expo $1,000
Taylor, Mario The Art of Tennis $2,000
Taylor, Mario Historical Providence Tennis Center $2,000
The African American Female Professor Awards Association, Inc. African American Female Professor Awards $2,000
The Artist Cafe LLC Black History Art Exhibition $1,500
The Artist Cafe LLC The Facex of Breast Cancer $1,500
The Brethren Juneteenth Celebration $3,500
The Embodied Leadership Project The BIPOC Rest Group $1,000
The Movement LAB The Sights and Sounds of Movement $1,000
The Old Post Road Orchestra, Inc. Our 2024 Holiday Concert $1,000
The Performance Project, Inc. "Mother Tongue" by First Generation Ensemble $1,000
The Springfield Renaissance School Portrait of a Graduate Mural Project $1,500
Thomas, Tracey Senior Movement $2,000
Thomas, Tracey On Broadway $1,500
Tillery-Jenkins, Regina PAINTING WITH THE STARS $2,500
Underwood, Leonard W. Artist & Community Showcase with Upscale Socks Anniversary $1,500
United Way of Pioneer Valley Launch of The Dora D Robinson Women's Leadership Council $1,500
Urban League of Springfield, Inc. Voices of the Future $2,500
Urban Lens - Community Focus Inc Cultural Exposure $1,000
Valley Arts Mentors Valley Arts Mentors: Mentorship Program and Webinar Series $500
Valley Photo Center, Inc. Walker Evans Exhibit and Lecture $1,000
Waring, Cory The Majesty of Afrika Runway Competition $1,000
Warner Elementary School Portrait of a Graduate Mural Project $1,000
Waterman, Jon Live Music Making History Live $200
West Mass Brass Band caroling at Union Station $400
Westwater Weekes, Naomi The Reclamation Project: Honoring the Voices of People of Color in Folk Music $500
Williams-Hines, Jacqueline The Rise of Gailyn $1,000
Wirt, Edward OAKLAND STROKE Concert $500
Witt, Mary Music for Community $350
anderson, india MISS & JR. MISS JUNETEENTH PAGEANT $1,000
anderson, india WHO'S GOT SOUL LIP SYNC CONTEST $1,000
de la Guardia, Aliana Bahué 2024 Latinx Composer Miniature Challenge $1,000
jernigan, naishaun Battle of the Blades $1,500
lewis, julius karaoke in the park $2,000
ortiz, jaida The startup of a lifetime $1,000
whitaker, shirley I am Winfred Rembert $1,500
whitaker, shirley Shirley Jackson Whitaker: Showcase of art of the African American Community $1,500

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