Grant Recipients

2023 Winter Grant Awards

The Carlisle Cultural Council is excited to announce the recipients of its Winter 2023 Cultural Grants. These grants will support a variety of visual arts, history, language arts, nature and multidisciplinary programs for the benefit of the Carlisle community. A total of $6,135 is being granted to 11 Carlisle-based organizations. Funds for this round of grants have been provided to the Council by the Town of Carlisle from federal American Rescue Plan Act funds. 

The Cultural Council encourages the entire Carlisle community to join in congratulating and supporting these worthy local organizations and programs. Look for dates and program information on organization websites, social media and in the Carlisle Mosquito.

Carlisle Poetry Festival and Poetry Contest - Friends of Gleason Public Library

Carlisle Oral History Project - Carlisle Communications Inc

Native American History - Carlisle PTO

Felted Rainbow Patches - Gleason Public Library

“Stories of US” - CPS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community Advisory Council

Balancing kitchen gardening with outdoor pollinators - Carlisle Farmer's Market

Quarterly Art Exhibitions - Gleason Public Library

Native plants for your landscape-workshop - Friends of Center Park

Cake and Pie Decorating  - Carlisle Old Home Day Association

Choosing and Planting Native Plants - Carlisle Garden Club 

“Old Time Radio Show” - Savoyard Light Opera Company

FY23 Cultural Grant Awards

The Carlisle Cultural Council is excited to announce the recipients of its FY23 Local Cultural Grants! These grants support a wide range of visual arts, music, science and multidisciplinary programs for the benefit of the Carlisle community. A total of $7,025 is being granted to 16 organizations, funded by $5,300 from the Mass Cultural Council and $1,725 from the Cultural Council’s ARPA program.

Local Cultural Grants are made possible by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, through its Local Cultural Council (LCC) program, the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation. 

Carlisle Environmental Sustainability Committee — "Route to Sustainability" Town-wide Earth Day Festival

Gleason Public Library — "Chain Reactions: Make a Rube Goldberg Machine"

Carlisle Old Home Day Association — Old Home Day Arts and Crafts Show

Carlisle Garden Club — Seed Swap and Share for Sustainability

Deborah Bentley et al — Carlisle Poppy Project

Carlisle Chamber Orchestra — Winter Concert featuring pianist George Lopez

The Savoyard Light Opera Company — "The Pirates of Penzance"

Carlisle Community Chorus — Community Chorus concerts

Carlisle Historical Society — "Preservation of antique and other historically significant Carlisle homes"

Rita Parisi, for Carlisle COAHS — "I am Zelda,” One-act play about Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Friends of Center Park — Outdoor Benching for Woodland Gardens

Carlisle Communications, Inc (Carlisle Mosquito) — Adding Color to our Shared Culture

Concord Women's Chorus — "Grown Wild" concert

Discovery Museum — Open Door Connections

Virginia Thurston Healing Garden — Visual Arts Therapy

Concord Orchestra — 2022-2023 Season and Music Director Search

FY22 Cultural Grants

Benefits of Native Planting — Carlisle Garden Club

Carlisle Old Home Day — Carlisle Old Home Day Association

Bentwood and Wattle fence Crafting Workshops — Friends of Center Park

Celebrating Carlisle's Preserved Open Spaces — Carlisle Conservation Foundation

Fall Concert featuring the CCO Strings — Carlisle Chamber Orchestra

Oldies Piano & Vocal Concert — Daniel Kirouac on behalf of Carlisle COA

Celebrating Carlisle's Diversity — Carlisle Communications

CPS Garden Lending Library — Carlisle Parent Teacher Organization

Nature and Art Therapy — Virginia Thurston Healing Garden

Learn How to Play the Ukulele — Gleason Public Library

Bach's Lunch Concert Series — Indian Hill Music

AWAKE! — Nashoba Valley Chorale

2021-2022 Concert Season — The Concord Orchestra

FY21 Cultural Grants

Carlisle Cheer Project — "GlowHouse" (Swap Shed Makeover)

Gleason Public Library — ArtMatters

Carlisle Chamber Orchestra — 2021 Holiday Concert

Carlisle Mosquito — Engaging Our Community with Color

Carlisle Community Chorus — Community Concerts

Voices of Reentry — Community Conversations with Citizens Returning from Incarceration

Savoyard Light Opera Company — Theatre Now: A Virtual Community Collaboration

Sheryl Faye Presents Historical Women — Susan B Anthony Failure Is Impossible

Chinese Family Network — Virtual Musical Theatre and Reader Theatre Experience for Children 

Gleason Public Library — Cara Bean Doodling Workshop

Discovery Museum — Open Door Connections

Virginia Thurston Healing Garden — Writing for Wellness

Concord Orchestra — Chamber Music Workshops and Recordings

Concord Chamber Music — Concert and Conversation 

Bernadette Stockwell — Carlisle: Do Your Art!

Sarah Whitney — Beyond the Notes

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