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Ashburnham, MA Ashburnham Cultural Council

The Ashburnham Cultural Council (ACC) is a local nonprofit organization that provides financial support, services and other programs for arts organizations and individual artists in the community or region. The ACC runs under the auspices of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency. Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen to allocate funds received from the MCC. Members work hard to represent the community and support local public programs that encourage education, diversity, and excellence in the arts. The Council welcomes community feedback on programs chosen for funding.

2024 Grant Applications are open 9/1/23-10/17/23 and can be found at https://massculturalcouncil.org/communities/local-cultural-council-program/

Annually, the Cultural Council awards state allocated grant funding to applicants based on the following:

Ashburnham Priorities
1. The applicant is an Ashburnham or neighboring resident, organization, or school.
2. The applicant provides a confirmed event date, audience, and venue.
*Ashburnham Cultural Council encourages applicants to include with their application a confirmation of the venue and date in the form of a commitment letter or approved reservation form from the venue host.

Ashburnham Guidelines
1. Benefit to Ashburnham and local communities
2. Collaboration between and among artists and local institutions, groups, and organizations
3. Diversity of performer/presenter age groups, cultural backgrounds, and artistic disciplines
4. Size and age-range of intended audience
5. Relevance to current events
6. Artistic excellence (as reflected in resumes, letters, press, videos, and other qualifying materials)
7. Originality
8. Applicant’s ability to carry out the project as proposed
9. Amount of money requested and/or granted from other towns clearly stated on the application

LIMITATIONS & EXPECTATIONS:
1. ALL APPLICATION QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED COMPLETELY! Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
2. If the grant application is for an event that services people from Ashburnham and other communities, we encourage applicants to solicit funds from the participating communities’ Cultural Councils as well.
3 The Ashburnham Cultural Council must be acknowledged as a sponsor on all program/event promotional material.
4. Costs for refreshments and transportation will not be funded.
5. Council funds are not intended to be used as the sole source of funding for artists or organizations with ongoing projects (e.g. annual concerts, annual art exhibits, etc.).

For Town:Ashburnham, MA 
Name:Ashburnham Cultural Council
Chair:Rebecca Cinclair
Clerk:(see Members, below)
Members:Rebecca Cinclair, Co-Chair
Deb Gardner, Co-Chair
Joan Hathaway
Irene Laakkonen
Denise Alexander
Web Site:https://www.mass-culture.org/Ashburnham
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No meetings of Ashburnham Cultural Council are currently scheduled.

Ashburnham Cultural Council Documents

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2023 Ashburnham Cultural Council Grants Info.pdf  (download) 33 Kb Sunday February 12, 2023 6:37 PM EST
2023 Grant Recipients.pdf  (download) 46 Kb Wednesday February 08, 2023 6:07 PM EST
ACC Press Release 2023-2024.pdf  (download) 63 Kb Tuesday August 29, 2023 1:36 PM EDT

Past Meetings

TimeLocationMinutesOther Documents
Jun 11, 2024
2:00 PM EDT
Town Hall
Basement meeting room
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Nov 13, 2023
6:30 PM EST
Town Hall
Top floor, senior center
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Jun 13, 2023
6:00 PM EDT
Town Hall
Upstairs, Senior Center
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Mar 29, 2023
6:30 PM EDT
Town Hall
Lower Level Meeting Room
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Feb 28, 2023
6:30 PM EST
Town Hall
3rd floor
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Dec 05, 2022
6:30 PM EST
Town Hall
Senior Center
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Dec 07, 2021
10:15 PM EST
Steven's Memorial Library
Community room
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Dec 01, 2021
6:00 PM EST
Cancelled Not Available Details and Agenda...
Sep 09, 2021
6:00 PM EDT
Online Webinar by MCC announcement Not Available Details and Agenda...
Mar 18, 2021
5:00 PM EDT
remote meeting Minutes Available Details and Agenda...
Feb 11, 2021
5:00 PM EST
Zoom Meeting Minutes Available Documents Available Details and Agenda...
Dec 16, 2019
4:30 PM EST
Steven's Memorial Library
Dance Office, Cushing Academy
Not Available Details and Agenda...
Dec 10, 2019
12:00 PM EST
Dance Office, Cushing Academy Not Available Details and Agenda...
Jan 23, 2019
4:30 PM EST
Dance Office, Cushing Academy Rm. 033 Not Available Details and Agenda...
Dec 18, 2018
5:00 PM EST
Dance Office, Cushing Academy Rm. 033 Minutes Available Details and Agenda...
Dec 12, 2018
4:00 PM EST
Dance Office, Cushing Academy Rm. 033 Not Available Details and Agenda...
Dec 07, 2018
9:30 AM EST
Dance Office, Cushing Academy Rm. 033 Not Available Details and Agenda...
May 09, 2018
5:30 PM EDT
Cushing Academy, Curry Building, Room 033, Pleasant Street, Ashburnham, MA 01430 Not Available Details and Agenda...
Apr 04, 2018
5:30 PM EDT
Cushing Academy, Curry Building, Room 033, Pleasant Street, Ashburnham, MA 01430 Not Available Details and Agenda...

For information on older meetings, please contact the Town Clerk.

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