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Sturbridge Cultural Council

Mission Statement: The goal of your local cultural council is to foster the support of programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences for Sturbridge, Massachusetts!!

All meetings are posted on the board outside the Town Clerk’s Office. Please contact the council chair for further information at


Sturbridge Town Hall
308 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566-1078

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Projects/Programs that enrich the lives of Sturbridge residents
Projects/Programs that encourage community involvement
Projects/Programs that increase awareness of cultural diversity and inclusion
Projects/Programs that are live and in-person
Applicants who have secured a local venue and have a letter of support from the venue

FY24 Local Guidelines

In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

How well the program meets our local priorities
Ability to address the needs of a specific population in Sturbridge, or support forms of cultural activities for all residents Financial need
Demonstrated planning which includes:
A clear objective
Support from a local venue
Tentative date(s) or timeline

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Hamelin, Richard L. Magical Potter's Wheel $400
Hart, Francis The “Beat Generation” - A Cultural Review of the 1950s Through Music $500
Joshua Hyde Public Library Buildwave Workshop $395
Joshua Hyde Public Library Gnome Needle Felting $400
Lirange, Paul Sturbridge Farmers Market $300
Longstreeth, Ken Concert by Jeff Gavioli and his BAD NEWS JAZZ AND BLUES ORCHESTRA featuring Cindy Reed $1,500
Maichack, Gregory Painting Seascapes Inspired by Winslow Homer: Maintaining Habitats $630
Simpson, Matthew Haphazard Jazz Farmer’s Market Performances $700
Singer, Brett AXIS at Sturbridge Concerts on the Common $700
Town of Sturbridge Adventure Begins- Science Heroes $400
Van Egmond, Timothy Yankee Notions Concert At The Farmers Market $700
Van Egmond, Timothy Yankee Notions Concert for Curiosity Bizarre $700
Whelan, Christal Healing Plants of The Qur'an $700
Wings of Song Rough Seas, Safe Harbor: a concert of choral and instrumental music of the sea $500
the Wizard, Ed Reading is Magic $450

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