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Wendell Cultural Council

The Wendell Cultural Council is made up of at least 5 Community Members who believe strongly in the essential role, and the importance and power of the arts, the humanities, and the interpretive sciences. We support applications that reflect a wide variety of disciplines and that reach a diverse demographic in our community (age, gender, race, ethnicity, interests, etc.) We work with local resources such as schools, library, town, local and sometimes regional community groups, to provide appropriate venues, support, and co-sponsorship.


Phyllis Lawrence

9 Morse Village Road
Wendell, MA 01379-9704

Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

We give priority to:

Applicants who are local artists and community members

Programs that take place within the Town of Wendell or that have Wendell resident participation

Programs that vary over a wide variety of disciplines

Programs that represent and benefit diverse age, gender, race, and ethnicity populations

Organizations and programs that enrich the cultural experiences and life-long learning on an ongoing basis. Therefore there is no limit placed on applications over consecutive years.

Applicants who demonstrate prior planning, especially in regard to contacting local venues and gaining their support prior to submitting the application.

Programs that show continuing awareness of health and safety protocols in this constantly changing climate. Remote, virtual, and outdoor platforms are acceptable.

FY24 Local Guidelines

There is no formally set limit to funding levels. Because our goal is to provide a wide range of programs, we encourage applicants to seek multiple sources if their project is large. Our Council has funded regional programs in the past that gather support from many sources with small requests as well. Most grants in the past have fallen within the range of $100 to $850.

The Wendell Cultural Council accepts only online submissions now, as required by the MCC. There are training videos put out by the MCC to help navigate the application process. Please ask a Cultural Council member if you require assistance with the application process.

Applicants are responsible for publicity and for prior notification of the date(s) of your program to the Wendell Cultural Council chairperson contact.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
1794 Meetinghouse, Inc. Quabbin Valley Pro Musica 2022-2023 season $200
Barrett, Cynthia Emma and Belley: Little Detectives, A Bilingual Book $200
Basdekis, Rachael Kindergarten Wednesday in the Woods $475
Campbell, Sara The Erving Family in Wendell History $200
Community Network for Children Find Your Voice: Music and Movement with Tom & Laurie $150
Ferguson, Carrie Carrie Ferguson concert for families $250
Heidkamp, Rosemary Ghosttown at Sundown, Pop-up Trick or Treat Village on the Common $350
LaunchSpace, Inc. Teen Open Hack $425
Orange Revitalization Partnership, Inc. Starry Starry Night $100
Pioneer Valley Symphony, Inc. “The Mystery of the Missing Music” - 2023 Education Concert $300
Quabbin Food Connector, Inc. North Quabbin Crossroads Tour: Food, Farms, Future $300
The Athol Historical Society, Inc. Uniquely Quabbin magazine $200
Tresise, Lucy West African Drumming - Come out to Play $200
Village Neighbors, Inc. Writing to Remember $300
Wendell Pollinator Protectors Why we need pollinators $300

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on September 27, 2023 at 12:01 PM UTC
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