The Carlisle Cultural Council (CCC) promotes the arts, music,
history, culture and the humanities in Carlisle. Our goal is to serve our
community by supporting and producing both participatory and audience-based
cultural and arts activities which benefit local residents.
The Carlisle Cultural Council is appointed by the Select Board to
support local cultural initiatives. The CCC supports these initiatives through
an annual grant award process established by the Massachusetts Cultural Council that provides funds to deserving
organizations and individuals to offer a variety of cultural experiences to the
residents of Carlisle. The Council can also raise money independently in order
to support additional cultural programs produced by the Council or other
The Carlisle Cultural Council is part of the largest grassroots
cultural funding network in the nation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s
Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program. Each year, LCCs award more than $3
million in grants to more than 6,000 cultural programs statewide, supporting
thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities.
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FY22 Cultural Grants
The Carlisle Cultural Council will be accepting grant applications
for FY22 funding under the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Local Cultural
Council (LCC) program between September 1 and October 15, 2021
Local cultural grants support a wide variety
of community arts, humanities, and science programs- including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist
residencies, performances, workshops, and lectures produced by individuals or
local organizations. FY22 programs may be scheduled to occur through December
What we mean by culture: music,
dance, theater, fine art, pop art, sculpture, photography, multimedia, fiber
arts, ethnic customs, culinary arts, humanities, literature, poetry, nature,
gardening, woodworking, ceramics, storytelling, history, science, language and
Our grants this year support a wide range of visual arts, music,
humanities, theater arts and multidisciplinary programs. With COVID-19 safety
protocols still in place, many programs will be conducted virtually as
The entire greater Carlisle community is invited to support these
artists and creators by attending and participating in these wonderful local
performances and events. Check for details and location/login information in
the Carlisle Mosquito or organization websites.
Cultural Council 2020 Community Survey
Thank you to all the Carlisle residents who responded to our
survey. See a summary of the results here.
New Council Members Wanted!
The Cultural Council is always open to new members who want to help create and run programs, collaborate with other cultural organizations, and participate in the annual grant funding process. Members are appointed by the Select Board for 3-year terms. If
interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org