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 Information for 2024 will be available and posted sometime in late summer.

FY23 Allocation


FY23 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.

FY23 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.


6 of 6 seats. 6 years each seat.

  • Betsy Shuipis, Chair. June, 2028.
  • Donna Cusimano. June, 2023.
  • Inge Jockers. June, 2024.
  • Sharon Wickland-Shearer. September, 2024.
  • Kaylee Mulligan. June, 2028.
  • Nancy Rich Turkle. June, 2028.

Previous meeting:

  • Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM -- Town Office - outside 55 Main Road, Colrain, MA 01340