Cultural Council

The Colrain Cultural Council supports life-enriching activities through arts, education, entertainment, and science in our community and surrounding areas for children and adults. We strive for diversity that includes global arts and entertainment to regional education and performances that maintain our local character and history. Programs may include lectures, music, dance, theater, workshops, art, education, science exhibits, concerts, and performances in schools, our local library and entertainment venues.

Address: 55 Main Road, Colrain, MA 01340-5501

Local Contact Information: Betsy Shuipis, Chair --
2024 Application Information
Application Opens: September 1, 2023
Application Deadline: October 17, 2023

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Please note that only applications submitted online will be accepted. Preference will be given to programs taking place primarily within the Town of Colrain. Programs in the surrounding area are also considered. First time submissions, unique and varied programs are encouraged. Applicants need to demonstrate that they have secured a local venue by adding an attachment with their online application a letter of confirmation or invitation from the venue. For example, a letter from the school principal or town librarian.


FY24 Local Guidelines

Awarding grants and organizing programs to address local cultural needs. Accepting applications for arts and culture at the local level.


How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

No meetings currently scheduled.


5 of 6 seats. 6 years each seat.

  • Donna Cusimano. June, 2024.
  • Sharon Wickland-Shearer. June, 2024.
  • Kaylee Mulligan. June, 2025.
  • Nancy Rich Turkle. June, 2025.
  • Betsy Shuipis, Chair. June, 2025.

Previous meetings:

  • Fri, Dec 1, 2023 at 03:30 PM -- Highway Garage, 9 Jacksonville Rd, Colrain, MA
  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM -- Town Office - outside 55 Main Road, Colrain, MA 01340

Would you like to make a donation to the library?

Donations help support our beloved library as we work towards enhancing its grounds and historic building.

Find us on venmo @ColrainLibraryFriends, or by cash or check, payable to the Friends of the Griswold Memorial Library (leave at the library or mail to FOGML, c/o 67 Foundry Village Rd., Colrain MA 01340).