Mattapoisett Cultural Council announces grants

Feb 28, 2022

MATTAPOISETT — Twenty-two programs in and around Mattapoisett have received cultural grants totalling $11,200, State Rep. William M. Straus, D-Mattapoisett, and the Mattapoisett Cultural Council have announced.

Grant recipients include Mattapoisett Free Public Library, Mattapoisett Historical Society, Mattapoisett Land Trust, Mattapoisett Lions Club, Mattapoisett PTA, and Mattapoisett Recreation. 

Other grant recipients include: Buzzards Bay Coalition, New Bedford Festival Theatre, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum, SEED Inc., Sippican Choral Society, South Coast Children’s Chorus, Roger L. Ticknell, Tri-County Symphonic Band, Edward L. Cope Jr., Jenny Dube, Danielle Marston, Kirk Whipple and Marilyn Morales and Matt York. 

The Mattapoisett Cultural Council is part of a network of Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth, the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. 

The council considered 30 grant applications totaling more than $27,000 this year.

Decisions about which projects and activities to support are made at the community level by council members Gary Brown, Carole Clifford, Kathleen Damaskos, Carol Dildine, Michael Eaton, Annemarie Fredericks, Joanna MacDonald Ingham, Barbara Poznysz, Bette-Jean Rocha, Gale Schultz, Sarah Thomas, and Donna Wingate. 

“I continue to be a strong supporter of state funding for the arts and local cultural institutions, many of which depend on these grants, and I thank the Council members for their hard work in making sure these deserving organizations are supported,” said Straus.


The Mattapoisett Cultural Council will also seek applications in the fall. For more information, visit