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Westford Cultural Council

The Westford Cultural Council is a town committee of volunteers appointed by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Westford.

Westford Cultural Council promotes the availability of cultural experiences in Westford through the grant awarded by Massachusetts Cultural Council annually.

Organizations, schools, and individuals may apply for grants that support arts, humanities, and science programs in the community. These grants can be used support a variety of projects and activities within Westford – including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.

The Westford Cultural Council’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the Westford community by supporting arts, humanities, and sciences programs held in Westford, and by Westford artists, arts organizations, schools, and community organizations.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

In order to apply for an LCC grant, applicants must meet all eligibility and criteria requirements of the LCC Program. Please refer to the documents below:

The council has used community input from Westford residents to inform the council’s funding priorities for grant applications. Please see Council Priorities section below to view a list of funding priorities for the council.

All applications and supplemental materials must be submitted online. Supporting materials or documents as listed below must be included with your online application. Applications missing these documents may not be considered:

  • Venue location,
  • Date of event or project,
  • Local sponsor.

The council recommends that applicants consolidate:

  • same events held at multiple venues, or
  • multiple similar events held at the same venue.

Failure to consolidate such events into one application may result in denial.

No paper applications will be accepted. Applications will be available starting October 1st 2021. To apply to Westford Cultural Council, please click on Apply Now button below. Application deadline is November 1st 2021

There is an optional presentation meeting for the grant applicants to further present their programs to the council committees: Thursday, December 9th, 2021 (to be held virtually – email westfordculturalcouncil@gmail.com for meeting information).

Level of Support: The Council does not fully fund any programs. To demonstrate that your program is not dependent solely on Westford funding, you must specify other sources of financial support in the budget section of the application.

Note: Grants are made on a reimbursement basis only.

For a list of grants awarded last year, please click on the Funding List tab at the top right hand corner.

Contact

Apparao Karri
westfordculturalcouncil@gmail.com
978-996-2831

Address
Town Hall
55 Main Street
Westford, MA 01886-2551

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FY23 LCC Grant Cycle Details to Come.

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Middlesex County 4-H Fair, Inc. 4-H Fair/Eyes On Owls Presentation $410
Diane McGary Resident Therapeutic Musician $200
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $280
Westford Historical Society, Inc. Code Name Badass Book Discussion with Author $500
Westford Chamber Players, Inc. Welcome Spring Chamber Concert $550
Westford Chorus, Inc. A Choral Collage: All Things Bright and Beautiful $500
Open Door Theatre of Acton, Inc. The Lightning Thief $300
The Delvena Theatre Company A Cup of Tea $590
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $400
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc. Writing for Wellness $500
Yin Peet 2022 Stone Carving Symposium $400
Kirk Whipple Duo Pianists, Composers & Educators Whipple & Morales in Concert $500
Stony Brook School PTO Ancient Egypt: Pyramids and Pharaohs $400
Alex Leff Cycle of Memory $420
Westford Community Access Television, Inc. School Media Partnership $500
Groton Hill Music, Inc. Bachs Lunch Concert Series $350
Blanchard Middle School Jack Gantos: Author $550
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc. Massachusetts High School Drama Festival $400
Jesse M. Green CHAINSAWS, CHEESEBURGERS AND ROCK N' ROLL- LIVE! $400
Lisa Kempskie Cool Classics with the Nissitissit String Quartet $400
Matt York Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $350
Westford Academy Bands Music Library Diversification $300
Nashoba Valley Chorale "AWAKE!" $500
Maitreyee Chakraborty Children & Adults Sing Indian Classical and Tagore Songs $350
Westford Academy Bands WA Marching Band Percussion Frame Upgrade $300
The Parish Center for the Arts, Inc. Westford Regional Art Event (WRAE) $500

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