Town of Chelmsford and Massachusetts Cultural Council


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Chelmsford Cultural Council

The Chelmsford Cultural Council, a town board and agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, supports a variety of art programs, works of local artists, musicians, historians and collaborative proposals that bring together artists, organizations and local cultural groups for projects that serve the Chelmsford community. 

The Council meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road, Chelmsford MA in the first floor conference room. All meetings are open to the public.

Congratulations to 2016 Chelmsford Cultural Council Grant Recipients!

Artist/Organization Project  Venue
Acton Community Chorus, Inc 2015-2016 Winter Concert Season Acton Congregational Church

Applause Academy MA, Inc.

December-Spring Shows & Theater Camp

Chelmsford Center for the Arts

Barzyk, Frederick

Chelmsford Young Videomakers

Chelmsford Telemedia and CCA

Charles River Sinfonietta

Chamber Music Concert

Chelmsford Center for the Arts

CHS Theater/MA ED Theater Guild

Massachusetts High School Drama Festival

Chelmsford High School

Chelmsford Scottish Country Dancers

Family Scottish Country Dancing

Chelmsford Community Center

Mark Chester and MIRA  Coalition

The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape

Chelmsford Public Library

Contemporary Arts    International (CAI)

2016 Stone Carving     Symposium

CAI Art Grounds  

Denis Cormier

Hands on History: Amer Revolution

Chelmsford Public School

The Discovery Museum

Especially for Me

Discovery Museum Acton

Denise Doucette

Music programs for Seniors   and Disabled

Palm Manor Nursing Home and Rehab Center

Ed the Wizard

Reading is Magic

Chelmsford Public Library

Harrington Elementary School PTO

Heritage Festival

Harrington Public School

Kammerwerke Double Wind Quntet

Two Kammerwerke Concerts

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church  Bedford

Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra

Lowell Philharmonic Concert

Chelmsford Center for the Arts

Merrimack Repertory Theater

Student Matinee Series

Merrimack Repertory Theater


From Jazz to HipHop

Sunny Acres Nursing and Rehab

Chelmsford High School

Field Trip: North Shore Music Theater 

North Shore Music Theater

Bonnie Rankin

A Christmas Carol and       Wizard of Oz

Chelmsford Community Center

Tommy Rull

A Musical Journey The Years

Chelmsford Senior Center

Sunanda Sahay

Essence of India 

NARA Park Acton

Westford Chorus

Music Across the Centuries

All Saints Episcopal Church, Chelmsford

20th Annual Chelmsford
Photography Contest
Exhibit: February 1- through Feb 25th
at the Chelmsford Library, 25 Boston Road,
Reception: Sunday Feb 7th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Congratulations to our 2016 Photography Contest Winners!

Professional Photographers 

 1st   Place - Michael Los

2nd Place - Lee Fortier

               3rd Place - Subroto Mukherjee

             Honorable Mention - Guillermo Blanco

            People’s Choice - Subroto Mukherjee


      Amateur Photographers

1st Place - Kate Los 

       2nd Place - Kim Adams 

              3rd Place - Kenny Glotfelty 

              Honorable Mention - Don Miffit

               People’s Choice – Lauren Parece


      Student Photographers

       1st Place - Cassidy Boucher

        2nd Place Justin Kaminuma

   3rd Place - Ethan Levine

              Honorable Mention -  Matt Grandbois

                People’s Choice -  Justin Kaminuma

Cultural Council Grant Application Process

Next Grant Application Deadline - October 15, 2016

To be considered for funding, completed applications 
must be received by the Chelmsford Cultural Council 
50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford MA 01824 by the October 15th deadline

More information on the grant program visit the Mass Cultural Council website at

In 2015, the Cultural Council awarded $10,501 and funded 22 projects.

Important Links for Grant Applicants

Grant Application 

Application Process

Application Guidelines

Grant recipients must submit a grant reimbursement request form to receive grant money. It is a legal document and required by the Massachusetts Cultural Council in order for you to receive your reimbursement. 

Click here to download the reimbursement form.

Completed reimbursement request form(s) and supporting documents must be sent to the following address by the end of the annual grant period. 

Chelmsford Cultural Council

Town Offices

50 Billerica Road

Chelmsford, MA 01824

The Chelmsford Cultural Council is SEEKING NEW MEMBERS! 

The Chelmsford Cultural Council is looking for a few new members.  Make a positive difference in the cultural life of your community by joining the Council.  Attend our next meeting and learn more about the activities of the Chelmsford Cultural Council or contact Lois Alves, Chair at 

To apply to be a member of the Council just visit: 

click here to view a list of vacancies and to access the town's committee application.

Current members of the Chelmsford Cultural Council:

Kathryn Garcia
Sue Jefferson
John Mejia
Linda Norton
Barbara Reilly
Carol Roche