Cultural Council

Council Members:
Patricia Crosby - Co-Chair,
Lynda Hodsdon Mayo - Co-Chair
Anna Hendricks
Emily Samuels
Isaac Bingham
Judd Greenstein
Eve Brown-Waite
Karen Larsen

Mailing Address: 325 Main Road, Gill, MA 01354-9758

The Council meets in the fall to vote on grant applications that are submitted by the October 15th due date for this year. We hold additional meetings on an as-needed basis. Please contact the Chair to determine the meeting time and to be included on the agenda.

Date: September 20, 2021


Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs due October 15, 2021 November 1, 2021 (Deadline extended!)

The Massachusetts Cultural Council has set an October 15th deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. The Gill Local Cultural Council has $5000 to distribute in 2022.

According to Council spokesperson Patricia Crosby, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Gill and surrounding communities. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council encourages applications for both online and live events, with the understanding that up to date requirements for social distancing will be met. Gill seeks to bring performers, artists, historians, naturalists, speakers, musicians, and workshop presenters to venues in town or nearby towns. Some of the organizations the Mass Cultural Council (MCC) and Gill have given money to in recent years include the Slate Memorial Library, the Gill Elementary School, the Gill/Montague Council on Aging, the Gill Historical Commission, the Shea Theater and the Antenna Cloud Farm concert series.

In 2021, the Gill Cultural Council distributed $4555 in grants to support ten different projects.

Application forms and complete information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at If you have questions about Gill projects or applications, email

The Gill Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. 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.

Share Your Thoughts on Gill Arts & Culture Priorities

The Gill Local Cultural Council (Gill LCC) is collecting opinions to help us set our funding priorities. Please take a moment to print out our survey, complete it, and mail or drop off at Gill LCC, Town Hall, 325 Main Rd. Gill MA 01354. We'd like to receive all responses by November 30th, 2021. You can also scan or photograph your completed survey, and email it to

Click on this link to open the survey (PDF document)

No meetings currently scheduled.


8 of 9 seats. 3 years each seat.

  • Emily Samuels. September, 2022.
  • Lynda Hodsdon Mayo. October, 2022.
  • Patricia Crosby. October, 2022.
  • Isaac Bingham. January, 2023.
  • Judd Greenstein. April, 2023.
  • Eve Brown-Waite. November, 2024.
  • Anna Hendricks. August, 2025.
  • Karen Larsen. August, 2025.

Previous meetings:

Cultural Council

Calendar of Events
Fri, Sep 30, 2022, All Day
Town Hall
Posted to: Town Hall
Fri, Oct 7, 2022, All Day
Posted to: Town Hall
Board of Health -- SCHEDULED
Tue, Oct 11, 2022, 5:00 pm - 12:30 pm
2nd Floor Town Hall
Posted to: Board of Health
Fri, Oct 14, 2022, All Day
Posted to: Town Hall
Mon, Oct 17, 2022, 5:30 pm
2nd Floor Town Hall
Historical Commission -- SCHEDULED
Tue, Oct 18, 2022, 3:00 pm
Riverside Municipal Building