Wayland Cultural Council is a small and very friendly group! Very approachable - so bring us your ideas for new projects, concerts, art shows, lectures on art or the sciences, activities for children, or adults - in fact anything at all! We are looking for new and refreshing creative events to fund with our next granting money!
We support the programs that are so important to our town, at the Council on Aging, the Wayland Library, The 375 Anniversary and many other community and school events in the arts and sciences through out the year. Last year and this year we have funded three events for the 375 Anniversary; the 375 Birthday Concert, the Three Eras of Wayland History and the Mass Memories Road Show. Each year we are given about $4250 to grant, and in FY2013 we accepted 10 applications and this year, FY2014, we accepted 14 applications. This coming fall our deadline is October 15th and we will be in the fortunate position to consider even more and varied applications.
Some of the other events that we granted to this year were: the Walden Forum Community Messiah performance in December at the High School, the Trio Cleonice Concert in January, the presentation of “A Search for Justice” at the COA in February, and then in March the concert of period music and instruments, “Music of the American Moravians”, performed at the First Parish Church. Events that were in neighboring towns were, the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra Concert, “Artists in Bloom”, held at Keefe Tech in Framingham in March, which featured amazing young performers from the region, and the Young Masters Series held at the Center for Arts in Natick.
Wayland Cultural Council is currently welcoming more members to the WCC Board. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact the Chair, Kathryn Grey, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a few meetings in the fall, during the granting process, and then a few more scattered over the spring and summer. It is a super way to be involved with bringing quality arts and culture to our town!
The present members are -
Kathryn Grey, Chair
News & Events
Wayland Cultural Council is one of 329 Massachusetts Local Cultural Councils that support thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences throughout the state annually. Each LCC is unique, because the board considers granting funds to artists, cultural events and projects, which draw on the interests and talents of its community. We always welcome new ideas for activities and events to sponsor, and currently we are actively seeking community input for new things to sponsor.
For up-to-date information, please visit and like us on our Facebook page- Wayland Cultural Council.
The Network for Arts and Culture Gallery, The NAC, in the Wayland Town Building, is Organized by the Wayland Cultural Council.
The Network for Arts and Culture Gallery is in the hallway outside the Selectmen’s Meeting Room and is organized by the Wayland Cultural Council. The gallery aims to connect artists to artists, and art and cultural events to the Wayland community.
The NAC Gallery announcement board is a community resource for local cultural news and information about WCC grant funded events. Watch this space for postings of upcoming community events. Contact Kathryn Grey, WCC Chair, at email@example.com with requests to show your artwork or information about posting fliers. Follow WCC on Facebook at Wayland Cultural Council.
Please email Kathryn Grey, Chair, if interested in reserving an exhibition time.