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.

Members and OfficersTerm
Paul Lambert, Chair
Scott St. Pierre, Vice Chair
Rebecca Slitt, Secretary
Richard Matteson, Treasurer
Alexis Allen
John Anz

Ira Brezinsky                                                                                                                                                                       


Jennifer Ducharme

Alexandra Ripp

Robin Wagner



Agendas & Minutes

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

LCC Grant Applications (December 14, 2020 Deadline)

The SHCC's current local guidelines and funding priorities for the 2021 grant cycle are available at Mass Cultural Council. LCC grant applications for events taking place in 2021 will be accepted from through the December 14 deadline. View the Grants recipients from the 2020 grant cycle

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, if available.  During the pandemic, applicants are encouraged to be creative and, if in-person projects are not possible, to make use of technology as appropriate.

Please visit the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Local Cultural Councils website 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: 


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Membership and  General Information (PDF)

Contact Us / More Information

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