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Sudbury Cultural Council

Established in 1982 as a part of a statewide program to develop cultural programs in local communities, the Sudbury Cultural Council supports and promotes community originated projects and activities in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to benefit the residents of Sudbury. Members consist of a group of interested residents who are appointed by the Board of Selectman to disperse public funding allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency whose budget is determined annually by the state legislature in July. The state divides this funding to each town in the state using a formula that includes population and economic status, although we are permitted to raise additional funds through donations and events.

We accept grant applications that are due on or about October 15, on an annual basis for cultural projects (including performances, lectures, and exhibits), events, and field trips designed to enrich the lives of our community. We encourage grant applications from residents and groups who work with Sudbury based organizations in order to enrich Sudbury life with a variety of cultural activities.

We also work collaboratively with organizations in the community in helping them develop ideas for programs and events. Organizations and individuals are welcome to discuss their thoughts with our members by contacting us at or 978-443-4028. Sudbury residents interested in being a member of the committee may also contact us there.


Ellen Gitelman, Chair

c/o Sudbury Select Board's Office
278 Old Sudbury Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

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FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

The Sudbury Cultural Council (SCC) prioritizes programs that take place in Sudbury or where a large portion of the participants are from Sudbury (either as performers, leaders, and audience members). The SCC also considers grant applications for programs in contiguous towns if the applicant can demonstrate a direct benefit to Sudbury residents.

We are interested in programs related to the arts, humanities, or interpretive sciences, but this is a very loose guideline. If you are in doubt about your program, you are welcome to contact us, although we can not ascertain one way or another whether you will receive funding.

We encourage past grant recipients to apply each year, but previous funding does not imply future funding.

We also participate in the Reimbursement to Grant pilot program, which means that in most cases you will be reimbursed before your event takes place. Should you receive a grant, you will receive further instructions about how to receive your funding.

FY22 Local Guidelines

Please see past grants to better understand our priorities.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bethany Shaw Take + Create $775
Stephen Lewis Green Politics - An International Poster Exhibit $55
Open Door Theatre of Acton, Inc. Lightning Thief $300
David Polatin “Swingin’ Sixties- Women Singers find their Voice” $350
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $300
Roger L. Tincknell Blues to Bluegrass $350
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden Nature & Art Therapy $400
Sudbury Savoyards, Inc. The Grand Duke $900
Framingham Centre Common Cultural District “Many Cultures, One Heart” (working title) public art festival $250
Musicians of the Old Post Road, Inc. Concert: A Great Circle $700
Christopher Croucher Letting the Land Lead: Conversations with Nature $900
MetroWest Readers Fest, Inc. ONE Big Community Read: An Evening With Jennifer De Leon $175
The Sudbury Historical Society, Inc. Capturing Sudbury's Voices $900
The Wayside Inn The Wayside Inn Collection Image Preservation $674
Lincoln-Sudbury Civic Orchestra Winter Concert 2022 $400
Symphony Pro Musica Society, Inc. Symphony Pro Musica 2021-2022 Season $300

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