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Stoughton Cultural Council


Expiration Date
Donna Pozner
May 2015
Martin West
June 2016
Nancy Patterson
May 2015
Sharon Fradkin
June 2016
Joyce Reeves
May 2013
Teresa Tapper
June 2016
Pam Dykeman
May 2015
Debra Roberts
May 2015
Sonya Posey
May 2015
Patricia Kelleher Thomson
May 2015
Terry Schneider
May 2015

Local Cultural Councils: Benefiting the Commonwealth's Communities

Did you know?

The funds received by your Local Cultural Council can:

  • Support festivals and cultural events which attract visitors to your community, and contribute to the local economy.
  • Enhance arts education in local schools.
  • Offer environmental education programs for families.
  • Preserve historic town documents and landmarks.
  • Enable artists and other creative individuals to implement unique projects for the community.
  • Leverage other funding through local businesses, individual contributors, private funders and public sources.
There are 2,400 volunteer members on 329 local and regional councils representing 351 cities and towns
in Massachusetts.

Local Cultural Councils represent a decentralized funding system that brought a total of more than $2.65
million public dollars to nearly every city and town in the Commonwealth in FY08.

A majority of Local Cultural Council funds are granted to support education-related activities. Through
the PASS program in particular, Local Cultural Councils provide opportunities for school children to
make field trips to arts, humanities and interpretive science destinations across the state.

In 2008, there were 5,197 grants awarded totaling more than $3 million.

As of 2008, Massachusetts is home to 15,451 arts-related businesses that employ 77,598 people.
Arts and arts-related businesses, including Local Cultural Council activity, annually generate
approximately $4.2 billion dollars in economic impact in Massachusetts.

In a 2004 UMass poll of voters, 95% of Massachusetts taxpayers agreed that arts education is as
important as English and Math.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council website can be accessed at

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New Guidelines voted 8-13-12 The Stoughton Cultural Council met on August 13, 2012 and voted unanimously for new guidelines in addition to the MA Cultural Council guidelines that are also available on line. Read More...

LCC GUIDELINES Attached are the Local Guidelines for the MA Cultural Council Grants. There will be a community input meeting on Monday, June 18th at the Stoughton Public Library at 7pm. Look for the announcement in the pennysaver. Read More...

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Big Yellow School Bus - Funding Field Trips for Kids Attached is the flyer that was given at a recent workshop for Local Cultural Councils in regards to funding field trip transportation for kids. Below is the link for more information. Read More...

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Last Modified: Jun 03, 2012