Cultural Council

The Westborough Cultural Council is the local representative of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), and is one of over 300 local councils responsible to every community in the Commonwealth. Our mission is to enhance the Town's cultural life. We do this by awarding grants to deserving projects such as performances, field trips, school programs, concerts, broadcasts - programs that are part of people's everyday lives.

Thanks to Local Cultural Councils, like Westborough, cultural activities are taking place in schools, cultural organizations, community centers, libraries, elder care facilities, town halls and parks; wherever communities come together. Our mission is to support the cultural enrichment and creative opportunities that provide diversity and availability to all residents of our town.

We  also created ARTS IN COMMON (AIC), both as a community festival and as a means to raise local funds to support the arts and culture in Westborough. This free town-wide event invites the entire community to join together in a celebration of art, music, dance, food and fun. The day-long event features artists, musicians, performers and crafters from our local community. 

Save the Date! The 14th annual ARTS in COMMON will be held in the Fall of 2024.

We hope that you share our belief that the cultural life of our community helps to define its character and purpose. The Cultural Council will continue its efforts to bring meaningful programs and events to Westborough. Together, we can enrich the cultural life of our community and thus further promote Westborough as a thriving hub of activity in the Commonwealth.

This council can have up to twenty-one members who are appointed by the Select Board for three year terms.


Meeting times may vary. Check calendar for posted meetings.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are posted in advance of each meeting in accordance with open meeting law and available on this website. Minutes are posted following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Kent AndersonMember2026
Emmalyn TseMember2026
Diya KarthickMember2026
Michelle FrenchMember2025
Maureen JohnsonMember2026
Holly KenneyChair2024
Denise BoganMember2026
Fatema NoorMember2026
Betheda ShumanMember2026
Jenny SilverbergMember2026
Theresa SpadaforaMember2025