Funding for grant awards is made possible through three sources. Our local council receives funding from the State via the MA Cultural Council. The second source of funding is through the annual Town budget. Our Annual Town Meeting has consistently approved an appropriation to support our activities. Finally, we 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. The Tenth Anniversary of ARTS IN COMMON is scheduled for October 5, 2019 on Bay State Green.
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.The Cultural Council welcomes new ideas and new members. The Council is comprised of volunteers appointed by the Selectmen. There are twelve positions on the committee, although state parameters allow any number between five and twenty-two members. The members are volunteers from the community with an interest in or support of arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. Diverse membership is highly desirable. Member terms are for three years
- Take place in or originate in Westborough.
- Have a specific, scheduled venue and a scheduled date.
- Be open to the public and be so advertised.
- Be sponsored by a non-profit organization or be a non-profit event.
- Be handicapped-accessible.
- If a field trip, be for the benefit of Westborough residents.
|Judy Berk||Chair (2020)|
|Maureen Johnson||Treasurer (2020)|
|Clifford Watts||Member (2021)|
|Lynn Watts||Associate Member (2019)|
|Ajai Thirumalai||Vice Chair (2020)|
|Carolyn Spring||Member (2020)|
|Sue Abladian||Member (2020)|
|Robert Cunningham||Member (2021)|
|Syed Hashmi||Member (2019)|
|Phyllis Jaffee||Associate Member (2019)|
|Betheda Shuman||Secretary (2020)|
|Michelle French||Member (2021)|