Cultural Council

Our Purpose

The NCC is a volunteer organization that receives funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Annually we review grant applications from individuals, schools, and organizations for arts, humanities and the interpretive science projects that provide a local public benefit. Terms are limited to two consecutive 3 year posts.
State funds are provided to every Massachusetts community to support grassroots cultural activities-that's 329 LCCs serving 351 cities and towns.
In Fiscal Year 2005, LCCs awarded approximately $2 million in grants and funded more than 4,000 projects.
2,600 private citizen volunteers donate countless hours to administer the LCC Program in their communities.
Almost half of LCC funds support educational activities for children in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Board Members

NameTerm ExpiresTitle
Deb Potee

2020 Final Term

Gretchen Licata

2021 Final Term


Ann Linge

2021 Final Term

Mary Mayshark Stavely

2019 First Term

Mandy Lyn Sweet Antes

2019 First Term

Cynthia Durham

2021 Final Term

Robert Sullivan

2018 First Term

Jennifer Goselin

2019 First Term