In a time of economic distress for many non-profits, the goal of the Deerfield Cultural Council
is to help keep our local programs vital. The grant money that we are fortunate to receive from the State of Massachusetts is never enough to support all of the wonderful applicants that we would wish. For this reason, we give first consideration to those applicants who are serving our local community the most. This may be because they are based in the community (such as our library, children's museum, schools, or historical society) or because they serve many local residents through performances or venues within town. This is sort of like buying local.Another consideration that is important to us is that residents do not have to pay high ticket fees to enjoy the program that will be brought to the community. Programs that offer free or reduced fees for performances receive extra consideration.
News & Events
BRING SOMETHING NEW TO TOWN! Our best LCC funded program for the community is the MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC through the summer at the TILTON LIBRARY. These have brought together people of all ages for free music of all kinds and includes picnics on the lawn. Don't miss them this summer as they continue to grow in patronage!
MEETING ANNOUNCED!! The Local Cultural Council will be holding their annual review of applications and voting for grant awards meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday, October 27th at 6:30p
A multi-disciplinary program was the brainchild of Ashfield-based artist, Jacqueline Cooper. The program included:
A beautiful display of photographs and artifacts that followed the growth of the 'Ready-made clothing' industry in America and its link with immigration.
A live theatre performance (shown above) entitled THE IMMIGRANTS SPEAK with music, film stills, and actors portraying immigrants from Eastern Europe over the span of time and ending with the Bread & Roses speech of Rose Schneiderman following the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire.
A gala event for the public that involved over thirty community members in a period fashion show FOLLOW THE THREAD of ready-made clothes (some purchased at local stores in the last century and with union labels). Three generations of one family were models!
Some of the 27 outfits spanning one hundred years that were modeled by community members for the FOLLOW THE THREAD fashion show.