The Chicopee Cultural Council seeks to fund programs that will benefit the residents of Chicopee while providing a balance in the types of programs offered and the audiences served. Some of the programs funded by the Council include concerts, art exhibits, theatre productions, writing and painting workshops, festivals, speakers, and field trips for school-age children.
The Council has 10 members and one ex officio member: Chair Susan Morando McAndrew, Vice Chair Debra Sutherland, Treasurer Ann Fitzgerald, Secretary Sharon Jacobson-Deragon, Publicity Co-Chairs Nancy Dulchinos and Barbara Dumont, John Dumont, Chung Liu, Hope Quinlan, Michael Sutherland and Eleanor Gay (Ex Officio).
News & Events
HAPPY NEW YEAR! THE CHICOPEE CULTURAL COUNCIL IS SEEKING NEW MEMBERS- WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please feel free to attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings or contact us with interest. You may also visit us on Facebook.
A Public Input meeting is scheduled annually at the main branch Library during the summer. Feedback is used to update our guidelines and priorities, and to guide our decisions about how to allocate funds to best meet the needs and interests of our community.
THE POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR ALL GRANT APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 15, 2016. Applications can be downloaded on this website. Please send a total of ten (10) copies of the LCC grant application to Chicopee Cultural Council, P.O. Box 888, Chicopee, MA 01021. Only one copy of any supporting documents need be submitted.
An interview meeting of grant applicants is scheduled shortly after the deadline at 6 p.m. at the Chicopee Library Community Room, 449 Front Street, to allow Council members to ask questions that may have arisen after reading the grant applications. Applicants may also clarify any questions. All grant applicants should make every effort to attend this meeting.
Former chairperson Eleanor Gay addresses guests at 2013 grantee reception at the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning