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
John Anz, Vice Chair
Rebecca Slitt, Secretary
Richard Matteson, Treasurer
Alexis Allen
Ira Brezinsky                                                                                                                                                      
Jennifer Ducharme

Caroline Martin, Associate

MaryAnne Myers



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 for FY22

Grant applications were received, reviewed and decisions made.  We had many wonderful applications and, as always, not enough money to grant to all.  All grantees have been notified.  We look forward to the next grant cycle for FY23. Please check our Facebook page regularly to see details of upcoming events (the link is below). 

Do you have questions about applying for a grant from the Cultural Council? Come talk to current Council members and past grant recipients to get tips on what goes into a successful application. Open to residents of South Hadley and surrounding towns.

See the following video of a webinar the Cultural Council recently held: 

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: 


Upcoming DatesTimesSubject

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