Cultural Council


  • Jo Ann Asselin, Chairman 2024
  • Mary Jenewin-Caplin        2022
  • Teresa Bendzinski            2024
  • Jane Riley                         2023
  • Jonathan Torcia                2023
  • VACANT                           2024
  • Eleanora Walsh                2022
  • Jane Riley                         2023

    The goal of the East Longmeadow Cultural Council is to fund diverse cultural programs for a variety of audiences/participants.

    The East Longmeadow Cultural Council is one of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) in Massachusetts. Local Cultural Council Program Guidelines describe the LCC program as follows:

    In Massachusetts, public funding for the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences is provided through a central state agency, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), and through a network of local cultural councils that serve every city and town in the state.

    “The MCC receives funding from the Massachusetts Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    “Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) are made up of volunteers who are appointed by the community’s chief elected official and who are responsible for making decisions on how they will award the money granted to them by the MCC in ways that will serve local cultural needs.”

    Grant Application Information:

    East Longmeadow Cultural Council grant applications are due by October 15. You may view grant application procedure and guidelines for East Longmeadow Cultural Council and Mass Cultural Council at:

    Additional Resource Links:
    MA Cultural Council ( )
    On Line Grant Application (

    Mass Cultural help desk: 617-858-2733.

    Massachusetts Cultural Council - information on local guidelines, forms and recent grant recipients!

Source: 2017 Annual Town Report


Appointed by Town Manager