Rochester Cultural Council awards grants

Mar 10, 2022

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Cultural Council has awarded $5,200 in grant funds to support 12 projects in 2022. 

Grants in amounts ranging from $150 to $800 were awarded in the categories of arts, science and humanities. Emphasis was placed on funding programs and activities taking place in town.

Funding was awarded to: Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy show at the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library; Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors at the Rochester Council on Aging; Signs, Maps, and Celebration exhibit at the Rochester Historical Society; complementary senior tickets for the Tri-County Music Association; environmental education programs from the Mattapoisett Land Trust Education Committee.

Also receiving grants were: Passport to History 2022 at the Old Colony Historical Society; Chalk-Full-O-Fun Festival hosted by the Onset Bay Association; Discover Buzzards Bay: Rochester programming from The Coalition for Buzzards Bay; Rochester Trail Tales from the Rochester Land Trust; "Money Wise Kids" Financial Literacy Fair at Rochester Memorial School, coordinated by Alison Bosma; The Soule Music Series at the Soule Homestead Education Center and Lunabotics Junior Contest at Rochester Memorial School

The Rochester Cultural Council is one of 329 local councils around the state that receives funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council; the statewide council’s budget comes from the annual state budget. 

For more information about the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the grant application process, visit The new grant cycle begins Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 15.

The Rochester Cultural Council is also recruiting new members. For more information, visit and reach out to a council member.