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West Brookfield Cultural Council

The West Brookfield Cultural Council strives to fund artists and organizations offering a variety of cultural programs taking place within West Brookfield itself.


1.) We require that projects have a sponsoring agency/venue in our community with a contact and with date and times in place.


Diane Vayda

2 East Main Street
West Brookfield, MA 01585-2903

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

The West Brookfield Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the West Brookfield Cultural Council will give priority to:

Applicants that have secured a local venue, with date and time of the event in place.

FY23 Local Guidelines

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

– Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of the community’s populations.
– Financial need
– Demonstrated planning
– Preference will be given to community members who reside in West Brookfield, but outside applications with a venue and date secured within the town will be welcomed.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Blake, Jonathan E. Solo / Duet $2,600
Hart, Francis A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s through the Music of The Beatles $900
Kane, Timothy D. All Together Drumming $1,200
Kiernan, A.J. Coffee and Wood: Music at The Library $4,475
Merriam-Gilbert Public Library 2023 "Retro Summer" Summer Reading Program $2,400
Merriam-Gilbert Public Library "Gladius Live Concert" $650
Merriam-Gilbert Public Library Summer Reading 2023 Crafts for Tweens, Teens, & Adults $2,034
The Athol Historical Society, Inc. Uniquely Quabbin magazine $250
West Brookfield Farmers Market live music for Farmer Market season 2023 $800
West Brookfield Senior Center Ireland to America $450
West Brookfield Senior Center Gardening $400
Wilson, Robbie The Forest is Full of Color $1,080

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on March 20, 2023 at 12:39 PM UTC
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