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Pittsfield Cultural Council

The Pittsfield Cultural Council (PCC) is supported by volunteers from the community who have an interest in and support the arts, humanities and/or interpretive sciences. The Council manages the Local Cultural Grant selection process, a scholarship program and other cultural programs available and accessible to the Pittsfield community.

Please see below for the 2013-2014 Pittsfield Cultural Council Grant Programs. NOTE: Applications for the Pittsfield Cultural Council Arts Scholarship Award are available at the Berkshire Athenaeum. They must be postmarked no later than April 25, 2014.

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Cultural Grants Awarded to 29 Local Artists and Organizations

Pittsfield, MA (May 31, 2013) - The Pittsfield Cultural Council (PCC) has awarded grants to 29 artists and local arts organizations.

“This year, the Council received many high-quality applications and we are very pleased to distribute our monies to such a talented group of individuals and groups," said Elizabeth Kassel, president of the PCC.

In all, 29 grants totaling $17,404, have been awarded to those bringing culture and the arts to Pittsfield.

In the coming year, audiences throughout Pittsfield will enjoy concerts, educational programs, art exhibits, theater for children and adults, festivals and dance - each event funded in part by the cultural council grants.

The grants are part of the Council’s annual grants program, which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency that supports public programs and educational activities in the arts, interpretive sciences and humanities.

The Pittsfield Cultural Council is part of a grass-roots network of 329 local councils that serve every city and town in the state. The program is the largest, most decentralized one of its kind in the United States. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council,, which then allocates funds to each local council. Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by a board of municipally appointed volunteers.

The Pittsfield Cultural Council will seek grant applications again in the fall.
For more information, please contact
Press Contact: Elizabeth Kassell, (413) 464-9761,

The Pittsfield Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. For more information, e-mail or visit

The Pittsfield Cultural Council will seek grant applications again in the fall. For more information, e-mail or visit

2014 Grant Recipients are listed under the “Grant Recipients” tab.

Contact Us

Pittsfield Cultural Council
Liz Kassel

PO Box 1192
Pittsfield, MA 01202-1192

primary 413/464-9761


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