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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

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
A Journey In Jazz Celebrating Men in Jazz $4,000
Afri(K)que Limited International Women's Day Celebration $3,000
Afro Cultural Arts & Humanities, Inc. Springfield Indie Soul Festival $4,000
Afro Cultural Arts & Humanities, Inc. Cultural Expressions & Conversations $3,500
Amherst Art Alliance, Inc. Art in Community $300
Bates III, Davis R. A Celtic Celebration: Performance for Seniors $500
Belvin, Llatta Digital Boombox Network Community Award Show $3,500
Blues to Green, Inc. Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival $3,000
Burgess, Jesse Cancer Memorial Celebration $3,000
Burgess, Jesse Champion of Character $1,500
Burgess, Stephanie Financial Philosophy $2,000
Burgess, Stephanie Youth Performing Arts Expo $1,500
Cade, Andrew ARTISTIC PLACES & SPACES $3,500
Cade, Andrew Expo - 2023 $3,500
Caribbean American African Athletic Social Club, Inc. Caribbean Festival $4,000
Cepeda, Brendaliz Puerto Rican Cultural Heritage in the schools $4,000
Coates, Grace BIPOC Black History Month Exhibition $1,500
Community Music School of Springfield, Inc. Bridge Leadership Program $4,500
DREAM Studios, Inc. Arts For Everyone $4,000
DREAM Studios, Inc. Adults In Action $4,000
Dalton, John Spheres of Influence Masterclass/Performance $1,000
Dodds, Keshawn Animation of Menzuo: Ground Zero II & Book Release of Menzuo Friend or Foe $3,500
Double Edge Theatre Productions, Inc. Springfield Conservatory Students Visit Double Edge $4,000
Drama Studio, Inc. Upgrading Student Support $4,000
Drew, Gregory Stain Glass Class & Exhibition $4,000
Duncan, Susan Soul Sister's Art Music & More $2,500
East Springfield Neighborhood Council, Inc. Art With ESNC $3,500
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. Part 3-Springfield Cultures Family Puppetry Festival MY FAMILY TRADITIONS Toy Theatre Affirmation Project $1,500
Gomez, Magdalena Honoring Aural Literacy: A New Call and Response $4,000
Green, Andrae Divers $1,500
Green, Kaleighia Women's History & Empowerment Showcasing $2,000
Green, Priya Solo Exhibition at Springfield Museum $2,000
Harris, Kenneth Film Production: A Mind Made for Murder $2,000
Hilltown Families, Inc. Hilltown Families Suggests $500
Hinkson, Gillian Vision Boards - Artistic Measures $2,500
Immigrant Community Development Center, Inc. ICDC Community Engagement and Cultural Awareness $1,500
In the Spotlight, Inc. One-Act Original Play: Frances Perkins - The Woman Who Created Social Security $1,000
Indian Orchard Citizens Council, Inc. 7th Annual Food Truck Festival $4,000
Indian Orchard Citizens Council, Inc. IOCC Food Truck Festival $1,000
John J. Duggan Academy John J. Duggan Social Justice Mural Project $3,000
Johnson, Richard Be the Change $1,500
Jones, Teka I AM ME KIDS FASHION SHOW $3,500
Keaton, Andrew House Music Mix Sessions vs Live Art $2,000
Kenison, Maria Springfield Book Exchange $3,000
Leshner, Sharon First Fruits Celebration $1,000
Longstreeth, Ken Free Concert by Jeff Gavioli and his BAD NEWS JAZZ AND BLUES ORCHESTRA featuring Cindy Reed $1,000
Madsen, Doris Beauty and Trauma (movie trailer) $500
Manzi, Zulfiqar The Matumbilas - Animation Series $2,000
Martinez, Jafet Digital Media for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs $1,000
McCoy, Jasper Community portraits $2,000
Montgomery, Jason ABP Text Poem Project 2023 $1,000
Morales, Marilyn Always Remember - Showcase from the world premiere $800
Mustard Seed Theatre Group, Inc. A Farewell Season $2,500
Native Plant Trust, Inc. Plant Communities of Massachusetts $700
Neill, David Music concert by the Fanfare Brass Ensemble $500
Novi Cantori of Greater Springfield, Inc. Spring Concert for Animals $500
Owens, George PaxSax Concert $500
Pastorek, Michael Springfield Graffiti Jam $3,500
Pioneer Valley Concert Band Sounds of Summer $1,500
Plasse, Richard Name That TV Theme $500
Plasse, Richard Name That TV Theme $1,000
Rennis, Dorren THE ART OF SOUND $2,500
Resilient Community Arts Free Afterschool Art on Maple Street $2,500
Root, John A. Mushrooms of the Northeast $300
Root, John A. Edible Wild Plants of the Northeast $300
Ross, Sheldon Premier Brass Quartet $200
Ross, Sheldon Premier Brass Quartet $400
Sepheus, Robert K. 'Mein Cup of Tea' presented by The Golden Age Years $2,500
Sevenars Concerts, Inc. Sevenars 55th Anniversary Season $1,000
Seymour, Chance International Firefighter Day Tribute $2,000
Shakespeare & Company, Inc. 2023 Fall Festival of Shakespeare $2,000
Shea, Maureen Library Dances 2023 $200
Silvia, Elizabeth The Catnip Junkies Live at Forest Park $2,000
Simmons, Sierra Dr. King Day Celebration 2023 $4,500
Smith, Trevor Laugh For the Health of it $700
Springfield Boys and Girls Club, Inc. Fine Arts Carousel Track (F.A.C.T) $3,000
Springfield Central Cultural District Thank An Artist Radio Programming on WTCC $4,500
Springfield Central Cultural District Springfield Artist Networking Nights $3,500
Springfield Museums Corporation Nelson Stevens: Color Rapping $4,000
Springfield Preservation Trust, Inc. Second Saturday Walking Tours $2,000
Springfield Public Day Elementary School 2 field trips: Sturbridge Village and Springfield College $1,000
Springfield Public Forum, Inc. "Lessons From a Year in Space" $2,000
Stewart, Tyrell Business Behind the Music $1,500
Sticca, Paul Acousticca Life Music Performance $900
Stone Soul, Inc. Stone Soul Festival $4,500
Taylor, Mario YOUTH TENNIS & DISCIPLINE $3,500
The African American Female Professor Awards Association, Inc. AAFPAA Recognition Celebration $1,500
The Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, Inc. Si Se Puede (Yes We Can) $3,500
The Old Post Road Orchestra, Inc. Our 2023 Holiday Program $1,000
The Performance Project, Inc. "Mother Tongue" by First Generation $3,000
The Springfield Puerto Rican Parade, Inc. The Springfield Puerto Rican Parade $4,500
Thomas, Tracey LINE DANCE REVIVAL $3,500
Tillery-Jenkins, Regina PAINTING WITH THE STARS $3,500
Valley Art Salon Valley ArtSalon $400
Valley Arts Mentors Valley Arts Mentors: Mentorship Program and Webinar Series $750
Van Egmond, Timothy Performance at Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center $400
Van Egmond, Timothy Performance At Clodo Concepcion Community Center $400
Witt, Mary Music for Community $1,000
Wofford, Wade URBAN ED - a film about education $2,000
Women in Film & Video--New England Chapter, Inc. WIFVNE's Creative Economy Vendor Fair $3,000
anderson, india Mr. & Mrs. Juneteenth $2,000
anderson, india Who's Got Soul Lip Sync $1,500
anderson, india Love Yourself $1,500

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