Cultural Council

The South Hadley Cultural Council (SHCC) is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. Funds are awarded based on individual community cultural needs, assessed and set by Council members. Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by the municipally appointed volunteers who serve on LCCs.

LCC Grant Applications (October 16 Deadline)


The SHCC's current local guidelines and funding priorities for the 2018 grant cycle is available at mass-culture.org/south-hadley now! LCC grant applications for events taking place in 2018 will be accepted from September 1 through the October 16, 2017 deadline. Applications received after the deadline are not considered. Please note that applications to the SHCC must detail benefit to the citizens of South Hadley, include a confirmed program venue, date and time (or timeframe), and other sources of financial support (no more than 50% of total project cost should be requested from the Council).

Please visit the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Local Cultural Councils website at mass-culture.org/lcc_public.aspx for complete details about the LCC grant program, application guidelines, and the application process.

Community Arts and Cultural Planning



Sources of information for local arts/cultural programming and resources include:
  Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley Visitors-Arts and Culture | www.valleyvisitor.com/arts-culture.html
  The Valley Arts Newsletter | www.valleyartsnewsletter.com
  American Towns-South Hadley | www.americantowns.com/ma/southhadley/events
  Know Your Town-Around Town | www.knowyourtown.org/resource
  Mount Holyoke College | https://events.mtholyoke.edu/MasterCalendar/MasterCalendar.aspx

Meetings @ South Hadley Public Library


 Upcoming Dates
 Times  Subject
11/7/2017
5:00pm
FY18 grant application review
12/5/2017*
6:00pm
FY18 grant reconsideration
1/9/2018 6:00pm Business Meeting
2/13/2018 6:30pm Community Event
3/13/2018 6:00pm Business Meeting
4/10/2018 6:30pm Community Event
5/8/2018 6:00pm  Business Meeting
9/11/2018 6:00pm  Business Meeting
10/9/2018 6:30pm Community Event 
11/13/2018 5:00pm FY19 grant application review
12/11/2018* 6:00pm FY19 grant reconsideration
(*if needed)
   


Membership and General Information (1-Pg PDF)

Contact Us / More Information


Email: culturalcouncil@shadleyma.org
LCC website: mass-culture.org/south-hadley
Facebook: www.facebook.com/southhadleyculture
MCC website: www.massculturalcouncil.org

Mailing address: South Hadley Cultural Council
c/o South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley MA 01075

 Members and Officers
 Term
Chair
Renee Sweeney
June 2018 (2)
Co-Chair Rebecca Slitt
June 2019 (1)
Treasurer
Richard Matteson
June 2021 (1)
Secretary
Marion Canning
June 2018 (2)
Member
Emily Dean
June 2018 (1)
Member
Paul Lambert
June 2017 (1)
 Member Rachel Hernandez June 2019 (1)
 Member Halley Gmeiner
June 2018 (1)


Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Minutes are available following approval.
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