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Winchester Cultural Council

The Winchester Cultural Council consists of volunteers appointed by the Select Board to support a wide variety of arts and cultural activities through grants, advocacy, and activities. Disciplines include visual arts (including Art in August and Art in the Park), music, dance, theater, photography, video (including the Just A Minute Festival), history, and literature, for people from youth to old age. New members are welcome.


Peter Pulsifer, Chair

71 Mount Vernon Street
Winchester, MA 01890-2706

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

1. Priority is given to applicants from Winchester residents and organizations, and that primarily serve Winchester and its residents. Outside applicants must include a letter of support from a local (Winchester) sponsor as part of the grant application (or forward such a letter to the Council by email no later than the application deadline).
2. We particularly encourage applications from local artists, performers, and other cultural creators.
3. Lower priority is given to projects which have been recently funded by the Winchester Cultural Council.
4. If the project’s budget is greater than $1000, preference is given to applications with outside funding or in-kind donations that are equal to or greater than the amount requested of the WCC, and are documented in the application.
5. Higher priority is given to projects that benefit a larger number of people relative to the amount of the grant.
6. Grant projects must take place during the calendar year for which the grant is given (i.e., not prior to the grant decisions).
7. Following the project, we require that photos, news clippings, testimonials from participants, or other appropriate documentation of the project or event be submitted to the WCC.

FY23 Local Guidelines

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How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Chakraborty, Maitreyee Within Me, Within You - the Universal Spiritualism in Tagore's Songs $1,500
Daniel, Don The Just A Minute Festival $400
Fullerton, Karen Letters Trellis Pop Ups $600
Knight, Ellen Enhancing Winchester History Online $900
North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network Sulinha Trio Family Concert $500
Sheffield Chamber Players, Inc. Sheffield Chamber Players at Wright-Locke Farm $1,000
The Griffin Museum of Photography, Inc. Photoville in Winchester $4,000
The Griffin Museum of Photography, Inc. Saltwater Intrusion Plane $1,000
The Network for Social Justice, Inc. Revisiting Frederick Douglass in Winchester $1,000
Town of Winchester Concerts on the Common 2023 $750
Winchester Cultural District 2023 Summer Waterfield Festival - Griffin Terrace Series $2,500
Winchester Cultural District Winchester Cultural District - 2023 Fall/Winter Waterfield Festival $4,000
Winchester Farmers Market Community Hub, Inc. International Day $1,250
Winchester Public Library Kids Art $1,500
Winchester School of Chinese Culture, Inc. Chinese New Year celebration $800
Winchester Seniors Association, Inc. Winter Saturday Concert Series $800
Winchester Unitarian Society Weekend of the Arts $1,000

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