Cultural Council

Appointed Council Members

Members Position Term
Mauricio R. Puente Co-Chair June 30, 2024
Peter Stickel Member June 30, 2023
Nan Quintin Member June 30, 2023
Cassandra Gollands Member June 30, 2023

 About the Pepperell Cultural Council

The Pepperell Cultural Council is part of a grass-roots network of 329 local councils that serve every city and town in the state. The program is the largest, most decentralized one of its kind in the United States. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which then allocates funds to each local council. Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by a board of municipally appointed volunteers.

2022 Application Cycle Dates

September 1, 2021 - 2022 Pepperell Cultural Council grant cycle opens

October 15, 2021 - Pepperell Cultural Council Application deadline

November – December, 2021 - Pepperell Cultural Council will conduct their grant cycle voting meetings

Pepperell Cultural Council will send disapproval notifications immediately following voting meeting. 

Pepperell Cultural Council will handle any reconsideration requests.

For additional information, resources and the grant application, please follow this link:

Mass Cultural Council

Pepperell Cultural Council grants for 2021

ArtsNashoba: Virtually Unstoppable! - Creating a special Sensory Sensitive performance that is recorded for families.

Clear Path for Veterans NE: Arts from the Heart – Monthly art programming designed for Veterans and their families.

David Maloof: Music & Education Event - Either LAUGH & LEARN or THE UKULELE SHOW, outdoors or indoors.

Discovery Museum: Open Door Connections - No- or low-cost visits for families with autistic or deaf or blind children.

Fitchburg Art Museum: Exhibition of Art and Craft - Support for one of the oldest juried exhibitions of its kind in NE

Gregory Cook: Wonderland Spectacle - A video about the lifecycle of monarch butterflies with Pepperell footage.

Groton History Center: Sense of Place - Local/regional artists, poets, and writers create a piece of art on this theme.  

Henry Lappen: Henry the Juggler Performance - Henry Lappen tries the impossible, and sometimes succeeds!  

John Root: Attracting beneficial wildlife - On welcoming, birds, butterflies, and bees to our local neighborhoods.

Jon Swift: A Christmas Carol - Radio Play - Dunstable Theater Collaborative 3 performances in December, 2021.

Lawrence Library: Early Literacy Outreach Kits - Books, games, and other items to encourage early literacy skills.

Lawrence Library: Drive-in Music Concert - An alternative concert featuring Cedar Shakes with Lily Soleil opening.

Lawrence Library: Cartoons/Illustrations with Bob Noberini – 3 classes teaching illustration for ages 5-10, 11-14 & 15-20.

Lawrence Library: THE WHALEMOBILE - A presentation about whales and ultimately about cleaning up the oceans.

Lawrence Library: Ted Reinstein (Chronicle Reporter) – Ted takes us on a rollicking virtual ride throughout New England.

Lawrence Library: Craft Nights with Mandy Roberge - Mandy will present three online craft nights for young adults.  

North Middlesex Parents: Graduation 2021: Magician/Hypnotist - A culturally rich experience for graduating seniors.

North Middlesex Parents: Graduation 2021: Caricature Artists - Artists stationed in cultural centers "around the world".

Prudence Wright Chapter, NSDAR: Walden Cemetery - Creating markers to honor veterans of the American Revolution.

Virginia Thurston Healing Garden: Writing for Wellness - Healing for cancer patients through creative writing.