Cultural Council

The Whately Cultural Council is the local board of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency that supports public programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences, to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.  Each year, the state provides funds to the Whately Cultual Council for the awarding of grants to help fund programs by non-profit community organizations and schools. 

The Whately Cultural Council aims to enhance and enrich cultural opportunities for its residents and to support and strengthen the artistic, creative, and culture.

For more information, please see the online program guidlines and application form.


Staff Contacts

Council Members

Name Title
Nancy Talanian Chair
Joyce Palmer Fortune Treasurer
Julie Waggoner Secretary
Jenny Morrison Member
Adelia Bardwell Member
Riina Viise Member
George Reynolds Member
Richard Korpiewski Member