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Concord Local Cultural Council
Concord Cultural Council Members:
Di Clymer, co-chair; Janet Silver co-chair; Maggie Terris, Laurence Constable, Natalie Bartlett, Daniel Schrager, Debbie Canally and Victoria Mulligan

The Concord Cultural Council (CCC), whose members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen, supports community cultural projects through its grant program.  Funds  are received from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) whose mission is “to  promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.”  This year
$4,250 was received.  The town budgeted an additional $2,000 to enhance this fund
enabling the CCC to enrich its support of the many cultural projects requesting

Individuals and organizations may apply to the CCC for funding for projects and presentations in music, dance, visual arts, poetry, literature, drama, and humanities
and scientific interpretation for all age groups.   Preference is given to applicants who live or work in Concord or who offer programs, projects or presentations that specifically benefit Concord.

Information about applying for FY 2013 -2014 grants was publicized in the Concord
Journal and on the Mass Cultural Council website (
Flyers were posted on bulletin boards and in stores throughout the town.

Guidelines and applications were available at the Town House and both locations of the Concord Free Public Library.  The application deadline for 2013 was October 15. Public meetings were held on September 10, October 15, October 22, and November 26, 2013.  Applications were reviewed and voted on in accordance with both State and Local guidelines.  

The Council chose to fund the following 16 proposals:
Acton Community Chorus
Concord Art Association
Concord Conservatory of Music
Concord Orchestra, Inc., Contemporary Arts International, Inc.
Electra Kane Tritsch ( Tracks in Time: Exploring the land for Concord TV)
Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts
Essence of India
Fruitlands Museum
Indian Hill Music, Inc.
Marble Collection, Inc.
Mark Mandeville( Massachusetts Walking Tour Concert at Old Manse)
Robert Creeley Foundation
Stephen Collins (Evening with Walt Whitman at Fowler Library)
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden
Willard School

Concord Cultural Council plans to host a reception for the grant recipients on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Town House at 3 PM.  The public will be invited.  Additional information on the CCC grant program is available at

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