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Westfield Cultural Council

The Westfield Cultural Council is a commission of the City made up of mayorally-appointed members. The main purpose of the WCC is to allocate grant monies annually from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We aim to make Westfield a little brighter and more welcoming by enabling the growth of arts and culture right at home.

Contact

Mary Ann Scognamiglio
maryscog@aol.com
413-562-9492

Address
Westfield City Hall
59 Court Street
Westfield, MA 01085-3529

Application Information

FY24 Allocation

$43,500

FY24 Local Priorities

Artist-led projects, especially outdoor public art projects.

– Collaborative projects between artists, cultural groups and community organizations.

– Quality public events, like concerts and festivals, open to the general population.

– Programming for school-aged children which provide enrichment outside of schools. These programs need not serve only children, but perhaps serves as a subset of a larger program (i.e: a mural project which invites children to collaborate)

FY24 Local Guidelines

All events must take place in Westfield, must have a venue and a date.

2. Applications must include plans to acknowledge the Westfield Cultural Council (WCC) as a source of funding in ALL printed materials related to each event. Failure to do so may compromise future grant funding for an organization. Reimbursements requests must include the copies of the publicity containing acknowledgment.

3. The Westfield Cultural Council is committed to bringing new cultural events to the city and, realizing that other local support may be difficult to secure for an untried event, may fully fund it in the first year. However, to best leverage the funds provided by the State, we encourage organizations to apply to the WCC for partial funding for subsequent years, while finding other sources of financial support.

4. First priority will be given to grants written by organizations. Grants written by artists and supported by organizations will be considered when (and only when) the event has a definite venue and date.

5. Those applicants seeking grant funds over $800, or first-time applicants, may be asked to attend a WCC Meeting.

6. Every three years, the WCC is required by the State to do a “Satisfaction Survey.” All recipients are expected to participate in this survey so that the WCC can learn how to better serve arts organizations and the community.

7. Any change to any funded event, including a change of date, purpose of the event, change in artists or venue must be submitted in writing to the Westfield Cultural Council two (2) months before the event. The WCC will consider the changes and vote before providing the grant funds for disbursement.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Amelia Park Children's Museum, Inc. Penguin Plunge Ice Art $300
Amelia Park Children's Museum, Inc. STEM Trivia Night $300
Amelia Park Children's Museum, Inc. Children's Gala $250
ArtWorks of Westfield, Inc. Downtown Live Summer Concert Series $3,000
ArtWorks of Westfield, Inc. Articulture (music component only) $1,000
ArtWorks of Westfield, Inc. Articulture Westfield ~ Art & Literature $1,000
ArtWorks of Westfield, Inc. ARToberFEST 2024 $1,000
ArtWorks of Westfield, Inc. Art With Pride $500
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield, Inc. After School & Summer Visual Arts Programming $2,000
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. Ethnic Heritage Toy Theatres of Westfield $1,500
First Congregational Church of Westfield Concert Committee Family Holiday Concert $700
Greater Westfield Choral Association, Inc. Annual Choral Concert $2,000
Into The Arts Into The Arts $1,000
Lenski, Laurel Moving Meditation Four Week Series at Stanley Park $300
Longstreeth, Ken Concert by Jeff Gavioli and his BAD NEWS JAZZ AND BLUES ORCHESTRA featuring Cindy Reed $495
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $600
MUSIC Dance.edu I am Autistic I am Fantastic - The Musical $400
Munger Hill Elementary School Kindness Matters $900
Neill, David Music Concert by the Jazz Bones $740
PlantGuyEric Consulting, LLC, Lisa & Eric Let's Get Growing with PlantGuyEric! $500
Root, John A. Welcoming Pollinators $400
Ross, Sheldon Ragtime Five Brass Quintet $300
Ross, Sheldon Premier Brass Quintet $300
Science & Engineering Education Development, Inc. Blast Off: Rockets at Home! $275
Small Planet Dancers The Greatest Generation: A USO Style Show $500
St. Mary's High School Spring Musical $1,000
The Stanley Park of Westfield, Inc. Stanley Park's Sunday Night Concert Series $3,000
Valley Art Salon Valley Art Salon $400
Westfield Athenaeum Saturday Sounds $2,635
Westfield Athenaeum Alchemy Laboratory $400
Westfield Athenaeum Jewelry Jam for Teens $332
Westfield Athenaeum Mad Science $263
Westfield Athenaeum History of Nintendo $510
Westfield Athenaeum Arthropod Petting Zoo with Professor Bugman $350
Westfield Farmers Market Music at the Market $2,500
Westfield Middle School Tanglewood Marionettes: Perseus & Medusa $1,850
Westfield Pride Inc. Westfield Pride Film Festival 2024 $1,000
Westfield on Weekends, Inc. PUMPKINFEST 2024 $5,000
Westfield on Weekends, Inc. Journey Stories, Part 2: Westfield Faces of Liberty $2,000
Westfield on Weekends, Inc. Cupcakes, Cookies & Community 2024 $600
Westfield on Weekends, Inc. UP CLOSE AND MUSICAL 2023 $2,000
Young Singers of Greater Westfield, Inc. Young Singers of Greater Westfield Spring Concert $750


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