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 16 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 Arvanitis, Michael Baron, Ronald Czelusniak, John Dumont, Ellen Farley, Eleanor Gay, Ian Ghanni, Chung Liu, Hope Quinlan, Michael Sutherland and Charlene Murphy (Ex Officio).
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The postmark deadline for all grant applications is Oct. 15, 2014. Applications can be downloaded on this website. Please send a total of fourteen (14) 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 on Oct. 29, 2014 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. All grant applicants should make every effort to attend this meeting.