Cultural Council Grants Awarded For Lincoln & Surrounding Communities

Rep. Stanley and Meg Ramsey, chair of the Lincoln Cultural Council (LCC), announced the award of 10 grants totaling $4,700, for cultural programs in Lincoln, Acton, Concord, and Sudbury.

Recipients include Gregory Maichack (Sail Away on the Craft of Pastel Painting); naturalist John Root (Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Beneficials); Concord Women’s Chorus (Searching Love concert); Lincoln Council on Aging (dramatic reading of Herman Melville: Sailing Towards My Father); Historic New England – Codman Estate lectures; Lincoln-Sudbury Civic Orchestra (guest artist); Concord Museum (Forums at the Lyceum); Discovery Museum (Open Door Connections); Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm (Climate Action Day); and The Sudbury Savoyards (The Yeoman of the Guard).

The LCC is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils 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 Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by a board of town-appointed volunteers. The members of the Lincoln Cultural Council are: Melinda Bruno-Smith, Catherine Coleman, Patrick Greene, Wendy Hubbard, Chris Loschen, Renata Pomponi, Diana Rich-Sheahan, and Meg Ramsey.

Statewide, more than $3.3 million will be distributed by local cultural councils in 2019. The Lincoln Cultural Council will seek applications again in the fall. For guidelines and complete information on the Lincoln Cultural Council, contact Meg Ramsey.