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 from the 2018 grant cycle are available at mass-culture.org/south-hadley. LCC grant applications for events taking place in 2018 were accepted from September 1 through the October 16, 2017 deadline. Grants recipients have been announced and are listed here. 

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 (Locations TBD)


 Upcoming Dates
 Times  Subject
9/11/2018 6:00pm Business Meeting
11/19/2018 5:00pm FY19 grant application review
12/12/2018* 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 Paul Lambert June 2020 (1)
Co-Chair Rachel Hernandez June 2019 (1)
Secretary Rebecca Slitt
June 2019 (1)
Treasurer Richard Matteson June 2020 (1)


Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes