Cultural Council


Framingham Cultural Council 2021 Grant Applications

The Framingham Cultural Council awards grants to private and public/municipal organizations, and individuals for cultural projects that benefit Framingham residents. Funds for these projects are made available from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and from donations.

The Framingham Cultural Council Grant Requirements are shown on the Council Priorities tab on the webpage. Note that the program or project must be completed within calendar year 2021. Get more information about the Local Cultural Council (LCC) programs online at the web site. Applications must be submitted online by December 14, 2020.

Attend a grant workshop on Wednesday, October 21, 2019 at 7:00 on zoom. See the agenda for the meeting at

Our Role

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 (LCCs) that serve every city and town in the state.

The LCCs award grants to support a broad range of cultural activities including field trips. The funds are awarded to a school, a town department, an organization, or an individual.

The Framingham LCC is responsible for making the final decisions on how to best serve the cultural needs of Framingham in selecting grant recipients and the amount of each grant.

Members of the Cultural Council

New members of the Framingham LCC are appointed by the Mayor for a term of 1, 2, or 3 years. Members may be re-appointed but cannot serve for more than 6 consecutive years. Meetings are held monthly in the evening.

MemberSeatTerm Expiration
Everton Da CostaMemberJune 2022
Vicki HammelTreasurer
June 2022
Leslie White HarveyMemberJune 2022
Lois LevickMemberJune 2021
Vanessa PendexterMember
June 2023
Chris RoppolaVice-ChairJune 2022
Joel Winett ChairJune 2021
Julie WisemanMemberJune 2021
Cindy Walsh Member June 2021
Mauricio PereaMemberJune 2023
Charles KieferMemberJune 2023
VacantMemberJune 2022