Established in 1982 as a part of a statewide program to develop cultural programs in local communities, the Sudbury Cultural Council (SCC) supports and promotes community originated projects and activities in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to benefit the resident of Sudbury. Members consist of a group of interested residents who are appointed by the Board of Selectman to disperse public funding allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, whose budget is determined annually by the state legislature in July. The state divides this funding to each town in the state using a formula that includes population and economic status, although we are permitted to raise additional funds through donations and events.
We accept grant applications that are due on or about October 15 on an annual basis for cultural projects (including performances, lectures and exhibits), events, and field trips designed to enrich the lives of our community. We encourage grant applications from residents and groups who work with Sudbury based organizations in order to enrich Sudbury life with a variety of cultural activities. Application procedures and grant application forms are available by clicking on the “Links” tab.
In 2011, we awarded $3676 in grants to 7 different individuals and groups. They ranged from a $250 grant to the New England Wildflower Society for a family activity area called “Nature Zone” to a $1200 grant to the Sudbury Historical Commission for the restoration of several of Florence Hosmer’s (Sudbury’s former “artist-in-residence” and the last occupant of the historic Hosmer house) paintings.
We also work collaboratively with organizations in the community in helping them develop ideas for programs and events. Organizations and individuals are welcome to discuss their thoughts with our members by contacting us at email@example.com or 978-443-4028. Sudbury residents interested in being a member of the committee may also contact us there.
To find out more about the SCC’s activities like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SudburyCulturalCouncil. We welcome and encourage your support and feedback.