About the Council
The Rochester Cultural Council (RCC) is part of a network of local cultural councils that serve every city and town in the state, and are guided by a central agency, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). The mission of the MCC and its local cultural council partners is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.
Who We Are
The RCC is comprised of a group of volunteers appointed by the Rochester Board of Selectmen for 3 year terms. All members of the Rochester Cultural Council are appointed due to their belief that the arts are a source of joy, growth, and fun for our community. Cultural Council members:
Melissa Bessey, Recording Secretary
Lisa Fuller, Chairperson
Deb Smith, Correspondence Secretary
Nancy Sparklin, Treasurer
Rochester’s Local Cultural Council Information
Contains links to program guidelines, council priorities, past recipients and the grant application.
Eligibility and Criteria Guidelines
Review along with the program guidelines and local priorities prior to submitting your grant application.
Credit and Publicity Kit
What you need to know to publicize and credit your event in accordance with your grant requirements.
Grant Recipient Info
What you need to know after your application has been accepted.
You will need to complete and submit this along with any other requirements articulated in your acceptance letter. Note: Reimbursement forms must be MAILED to the council address below.
Contact the Cultural Council
Phone: 508-763-3871 x10
Mailing Address: RCC, 1 Constitution Way,
Rochester, MA 02770-2036
Rochester Town Hall
Constitution Way, Rochester, MA 02770
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30