Cultural Council

Appointed Council Members

Members Position Term
Ron Karr Member June 30, 2024
Kirianna Campbell Member June 30, 2026
Diane Temple Member June 30, 2026
Mauricio R. Puente Chair June 30, 2024
Peter Stickel Treasurer June 30, 2026
Cassandra Gollands Secretary June 30, 2026
Trevor Berens Member June 30, 2026
Nan Quintin Member June 30, 2026

The Pepperell Cultural Council Announces Grant Money available for 2024

The Massachusetts Cultural Council distributes funds to local and regional cultural councils, who then re-grant funds to arts, humanities, and interpretive science projects in their own communities.

Application period is now open, and the deadline to apply is October 17, 2023. For information on how to apply:

Pepperell’s specific criteria can be found at this link: 

Pepperell Cultural Council Survey

The Pepperell Cultural Council grants money annually to artists and performers who would like to use their talents to benefit the Pepperell community. The PCC is conducting a survey of Pepperell residents in order to determine which applicants to support. What programs would you like to have in Pepperell? Your input is essential!

If you are a resident of Pepperell, please fill out the form at the link below and let the PCC know which events are the most important to you. (Please note that the PCC does not collect your personal information.)

Cultural Council Survey

Please respond by August 15, 2022. Thank you for your input!

If you prefer to fill out a paper copy of the survey, the form is available at the Library, the Senior Center and the Town Hall; and the completed form may be left there for the PCC to collect. 

Applications to apply for a 2023 grant will be accepted Sept. 1 – Oct. 17, 2022. More information coming, please check back to the PCC Facebook page.  PCC is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 About the Pepperell Cultural Council

The Pepperell Cultural Council is a group of volunteers working to promote access, education and diversity in the arts and humanities.  We are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and we award grants to individuals, schools and non-profit organizations for various arts and cultural projects. 

2023 Application Cycle Dates

September 1, 2022: LCC online application opens

October 17, 2022: LCC Application Deadline

November – December, 2022:  Pepperell Cultural Council will conduct their grant cycle voting meetings

Massachusetts Cultural Council will send disapproval notifications immediately following voting meeting. 

Pepperell Cultural Council will handle any reconsideration requests.

For additional information, resources and the grant application, please follow this link:

Pepperell Cultural Council Grants for 2022


Project Title



Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors!


Albert Harris Center

Intergenerational Event with Animal Adventure


Pepperell Garden Club

Saved by the Garden


Prudence Wright Chapter NSDAR

Recognition of Veterans Graves


Lawrence Library

Drive-in Concert


Stephen Lewis

Art For A Cause - An International Poster Exhibit


Lawrence Library

From Seed to Feed


Lawrence Library

Playful Engineering


Discovery Museum, Inc.

Open Door Connections


Daniel Kirouac

Beatles For Sale Senior Center Dance


John Bumstead

Cool Classics by the Nissitissit String Quartet


Lawrence Library

Snowga and Stories


Susan Adele Edwards

Loving a Leek and the Soil it Grows in: The Art and Science of Healthy Soil


Lawrence Library

Steve Blunt


Roger L. Tincknell

Under One Sky: Celebrating Diversity! Family Concert


Ann-Marie LaBollita

Botanical Gel Plate Printmaking Workshop


Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc.

86th Regional Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft


Lawrence Library

Love Letters from the Front


Lawrence Library

MUSH with Noggin, the Sled Dog!


Virginia Thurston Healing Garden

Visual Arts Therapy


Lawrence Library

Storytelling Through Photography for Teens


Richard L. Hamelin

A Time to Spout Off-Teapot History


North Middlesex Parent Group Project Graduation Committee

NM Project Graduation 2022: Caricature Artists


Lawrence Library



Lawrence Library

YA/Adult Craft Nights with Mandy


Lawrence Library

Ghosts and Legends


Albert Harris Center

Albert Harris Center Art kits and Craft kits


2022 Application Cycle Dates

September 1, 2021 - 2022 Pepperell Cultural Council grant cycle opens

October 15, 2021 - Pepperell Cultural Council Application deadline

November – December, 2021 - Pepperell Cultural Council will conduct their grant cycle voting meetings

Pepperell Cultural Council will send disapproval notifications immediately following voting meeting. 

Pepperell Cultural Council will handle any reconsideration requests.

For additional information, resources and the grant application, please follow this link:

Mass Cultural Council

Pepperell Cultural Council grants for 2021

ArtsNashoba: Virtually Unstoppable! - Creating a special Sensory Sensitive performance that is recorded for families.

Clear Path for Veterans NE: Arts from the Heart – Monthly art programming designed for Veterans and their families.

David Maloof: Music & Education Event - Either LAUGH & LEARN or THE UKULELE SHOW, outdoors or indoors.

Discovery Museum: Open Door Connections - No- or low-cost visits for families with autistic or deaf or blind children.

Fitchburg Art Museum: Exhibition of Art and Craft - Support for one of the oldest juried exhibitions of its kind in NE

Gregory Cook: Wonderland Spectacle - A video about the lifecycle of monarch butterflies with Pepperell footage.

Groton History Center: Sense of Place - Local/regional artists, poets, and writers create a piece of art on this theme.  

Henry Lappen: Henry the Juggler Performance - Henry Lappen tries the impossible, and sometimes succeeds!  

John Root: Attracting beneficial wildlife - On welcoming, birds, butterflies, and bees to our local neighborhoods.

Jon Swift: A Christmas Carol - Radio Play - Dunstable Theater Collaborative 3 performances in December, 2021.

Lawrence Library: Early Literacy Outreach Kits - Books, games, and other items to encourage early literacy skills.

Lawrence Library: Drive-in Music Concert - An alternative concert featuring Cedar Shakes with Lily Soleil opening.

Lawrence Library: Cartoons/Illustrations with Bob Noberini – 3 classes teaching illustration for ages 5-10, 11-14 & 15-20.

Lawrence Library: THE WHALEMOBILE - A presentation about whales and ultimately about cleaning up the oceans.

Lawrence Library: Ted Reinstein (Chronicle Reporter) – Ted takes us on a rollicking virtual ride throughout New England.

Lawrence Library: Craft Nights with Mandy Roberge - Mandy will present three online craft nights for young adults.  

North Middlesex Parents: Graduation 2021: Magician/Hypnotist - A culturally rich experience for graduating seniors.

North Middlesex Parents: Graduation 2021: Caricature Artists - Artists stationed in cultural centers "around the world".

Prudence Wright Chapter, NSDAR: Walden Cemetery - Creating markers to honor veterans of the American Revolution.

Virginia Thurston Healing Garden: Writing for Wellness - Healing for cancer patients through creative writing.