Cultural Council

Carlisle Cultural Council logo - July 2018
The Carlisle Cultural Council is a 5-8 member appointed group of Carlisle residents interested in the arts and support local arts initiatives through a grant award process. The Council is interested in supporting both active and audience arts activities which benefit our local residents.

Thank you for your interest in the Carlisle Cultural Council! If you have any questions, the best way to reach us is by email.

The Cultural Council is now accepting applications for FY 2020 grants applications.  

Click HERE for more information.

Deadline for applications Oct 15, 2019

This year the Council expects to award $4,500 in grants. New applicants for arts programming or participatory arts activities for Carlisle residents are encouraged to apply. The deadline is October 15. Please see the Cultural Council page for priorities. Applications are available on line at:

Questions? Please contact


Members Term Expires
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