What is the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council?

A group of interested residents, appointed by the Selectmen, in order to inform the public, qualify applications, and dispense funds allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency. The budget of the MCC is determined by the state legislature and the MCC's source of funds is the Megabucks lottery game.

What is the purpose of the council?

Its purpose is to re-grant state funds for community based arts, humanities, and interpretive science projects and activities to benefit the residents of Hamilton and Wenham. Grant decisions are subject to final approval by the MCC.

Who qualifies to apply for funding?

Massachusetts based individuals, artist, non-profit community groups, cultural institutions, and schools with a particular activity related to the arts, humanities, or interpretive sciences and has public benefit may apply.

Council Members:

Charlotte Lidrbauch, Chair - Hamilton
Kerry Weirsma - Wenham (2017)
Samantha Drislane - Wenham (2018)
Lindsay Schnabel - Wenham (2019)
Maureen Maier - Wenham (2019)

Emily Hayden - Hamilton

Virginia Eaton - Hamilton
Sasha Nostrand - Hamilton
Krista Veenema - Hamilton

There is currently one (1) opening one for  a Wenham resident to join the Cultural Council which is a three (3) year commitment.  Any Wenham resident interested please send a letter of interest to the Wenham Town Administration Office at nroebuck@wenhamma.gov.