Cultural Council

The Carlisle Cultural Council (CCC) Is part of the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, the Mass Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program.  Each year, LCCs award more than  $3 million in grants to more than 6,000 cultural  programs statewide.  The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts resident.   In FY 2020, the CCC had the honor of awarding $5,150 in grants for a wide variety of artistic projects and cultural programs which included concerts, comedy shows, art exhibitions, and storytelling programs.  The CCC invites organizations, libraries, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support diverse cultural experiences in our community.  

We encourage new applicants for arts and culture programming or participatory activities to check back in the fall to apply for FY 2021 grants.  To learn more about the CCC’s grant guidelines, please read the Grants Information Page.

 Applications are available on line at:

Questions? Please contact culturalcouncil@carlislema.govCarlisle Cultural Council logo - July 2018

Members Terms
Caren Ponty 2020
Morgen Bearse 2022
Alain Bojarski 2020
Jill Henderson 2020
Carren Panico 2020
Jennifer Sagalyn, Co-chair 2022
Abby Zimmerman 2021
Mark Levitan, Co-chair 2022