Cultural Council

Leverett Cultural Council
Supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council- the LCC application Deadline is November 16.

Funding Priorities
Applications must be made through the Massachusetts Cultural Council web site:

Local Guidelines
In awarding grants, the Leverett Cultural Council (LCC) gives priority to events at the Leverett Elementary School, the Leverett Public Library and to Leverett artists, humanists, scientists, cultural organizations, and to area events that will benefit the Leverett community as well as the individuals, organizations and groups who are awarded grants. The LCC especially encourages collaborative projects between cultural groups and community organizations, intergenerational events, events for seniors, and cultural events that provide tickets to Leverett residents, and those that celebrate cultural diversity in the region.  Applicants from surrounding communities may also be funded provided that the event benefits the citizens of Leverett.

Approximately one-third of Leverett Cultural Council funding goes to school-based and field-trip grants. However, field trip grants for transportation may be limited because of limited funding. One-third of funding goes to events at the Leverett Public Library. The final third of our grants is awarded to individuals and groups that provide cultural events, events that celebrate cultural diversity, and classes that benefit the citizens of Leverett. Classes with multiple meetings are especially desirable, as are those that are intergenerational, and for seniors. Typical dollar amounts for individuals are from $100-$300, but are not limited to these amounts. Funding may be partial. Events that will use a particular venue must provide a letter or note from that organization that the venue will be available. Given the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Council encourages virtual classes or programs where possible.

No meetings currently scheduled.


11 of 11 seats. 3 years each seat.

  • Dawn Marvin Ward. 2024.
  • Holly Lynton. 2024.
  • Nancy Emond. 2024.
  • Annaliese Bischoff. 2025.
  • David Henion. 2025.
  • LoriLynn Hoffer. 2025.
  • Mitch Mulholland. 2025.
  • Ruth West. 2025.
  • Julie Lapping Rivera. 2026.
  • Sue Kassirer . 2026.
  • Susan Mulholland. 2026.

Leverett Cutural Council
Supported by the Massachsetts Cultural Council- the LCC application Deadline is October 15.

Funding Priorities
Applications should be typewritten. Primarily fund projects that have proposed a specific location and date.

Local Guidelines
We encourage projects that support and involve local artists/humanists/scientists or local cultural organizations. We encourage collaborative projects between cultural groups and community organizations. Approximately one half of our funding went to school based and PASS grants in the last granting cycle though because of limited funding, we usually do not have money to pay for transportation.

Past Grants

Massachusetts Cultural Council



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Additional Info
Calendar of Events
Thu, May 30, 2024, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Posted to: Select Board
School Committee -- SCHEDULED
Mon, Jun 3, 2024, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Join by phone (US) +1 929-266-1714 PIN: 575641237
Posted to: School Committee
  • Attached File: Leverett School Committee Final Agenda 6-3-24
  • Board of Health -- DRAFT AGENDA
    Mon, Jun 3, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Town Hall and Remote Call-In
    Posted to: Board of Health
    Mon, Jun 3, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Town Hall & Zoom
    Select Board -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Jun 4, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    Posted to: Select Board
    Mon, Jun 10, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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