Cultural Council

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

The East Longmeadow Cultural Council receives an annual appropriation of State Funds from the MCC and makes these funds available to the community through its grant programs. We accept grant applications from individuals and organizations. Grants are issued to support arts, humanities and the sciences. Priority is given to grant applicants that have secured a local venue and offer programs that offer diverse cultural programs for a variety of audiences.

  1. Members
  2. Grant Information

The Cultural Council consists of nine members who are appointed by the Town Manager to serve three-year terms.

NamePositionTerm End
JoAnn AsselinChair2024
Mary Jenewin-CaplinSecretary2025
Eleanora WalshTreasurer2025
Teresa Bendzinski
Jane Riley
Jonathan Torcia
Mary Ellen Sheehan