Falmouth Cultural Council

Meetings


  • Every  2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7 PM
  • Meetings are currently being held via Zoom webinar
  • Town Hall
    59 Town Hall Square
    Small Conference Room
    Falmouth, MA 02540

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members


The Falmouth Cultural Council is a committee made of up to 12 volunteers appointed by the Select Board.  Its role is to review grant applications and decide, on the basis of local funding priorities, which grant applications should be funded and at what level.

The Falmouth Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth.  The LCC Program supports thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year.  The State legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

  • Marilyn Rowland, Chair - 6/30/2022
  • Alicia Buccino - 6/30/2022
  • Jodi McGowan - 6/30/2022
  • Cathy Rozynek - 6/30/2022
  • Stacey Weissbock - 6/30/2024
  • Alice Kociemba - 6/30/2024
  • Ilene Karnow - 6/30/2024
  • Carrie Fradkin - 6/30/2024
  • Marlene Bohn - 6/30/2024
  • Vacant - 6/30/2022

Mission Statement


To provide access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.

In addition, the Falmouth Select Board have appointed the Falmouth Cultural Council as the administrative body to oversee the Arts and Culture Element of the Falmouth Comprehensive Plan. For more information please visit the Falmouth Cultural Council website.

Upcoming Meetings
Monday, August 30, 5 PM: Discussion of Funding Priorities for Upcoming Grant Cycle. Via Zoom Webinar.

Tuesday, September 14, 7 PM. Informational meeting on FY22 Grant Cycle. Via Zoom Webinar.


Press Release


The Falmouth Cultural Council has announced that applications for funding under the Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Council program will be available online at massculturalcouncil.org beginning September 1. Applications are due October 15. The FY22 grants support community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs taking place between July 2021 and December 2022. Individuals, organizations, and schools are encouraged to apply.

“The grants can support a variety of artistic projects and cultural activities in Falmouth, said Marilyn Rowland, chair of the FCC, “including operating support, ticket subsidies, community events and programs, exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, performances, workshops, lectures, and other activities. Both virtual and in-person projects and programs are eligible for funding.”

The Falmouth Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The FCC reviews grant applications, and the Town of Falmouth issues the grant awards.

Last year, the Falmouth Cultural Council received $6,600 from the Mass Cultural Council and supplemented that with funds it had raised through the Falmouth Art Market, a weekly summer art and music fair. 

The FCC awarded grants of $250 to $750 to support projects such as Synergy II: Communicating Science through Art; development of a video on the local Cape Verdean community, animation classes for kids at FCTV, summer interns for the Falmouth Art Center, the Virtual Woods Hole Trad Stroll, the Truth in Fiction Forum, a weighted blanket project for people with Alzheimer’s disease, design assistance for the Woods Hole Historical Museum website, display of the Front Steps Project exhibit, an educational video for the Falmouth Historical Society, and participatory singing for seniors.

The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences, and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. 

The Falmouth Cultural Council will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, September 14, at 7 PM via Zoom webinar to discuss the grant program and to answer any questions applicants may have. For information on how to join the webinar, email falmouthcultural@gmail.com. 

For local guidelines and complete information on the Falmouth Cultural Council, contact Marilyn Rowland at falmouthculture@gmail.com. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available at massculturalcouncil.org/communities/local-cultural-council-program.