Cultural Council - Home Page
Call Avon Town Hall for inquiries 508-588-0414
65 East Main St.
Avon, Ma 02322
Bettyann Klimas, Chairperson/Treas., 2015
Josephine Balboni, Vice Chairperson, 2013
Karen Collum, Meeting Co-ordinator, 2016
Joanne Grenham, 2014
Ann Houhoulis, Asst. Treas., 2013
Karen Johnson, Recording Secretary, 2016
Meaghan Mallett, 2016
Norma Mercuri, Publicist, 2017
Hours of Operation:
The Avon Cultural Council will meet 2 or 3 times a year.
Meetings are posted and listed in the Enterprise and the Boston Globe. Members carry out certain clerical duties during each cycle such as making calls, mailings, purchases, distribution of application information, and keeping records.
The Cultural Council members meet and review applications submitted to the Council from organizations, schools and other non-profit groups requesting State Grant money to finance their particular program. These programs must be in support of the Arts, Humanities and Interpretive Sciences as described in State regulations governing the actions of all local Councils through out the state. The Massachusetts Cultural Council determines how much of the “State Cultural budget” Avon will receive each year. The State will then review the decisions made by the Avon Council and issues their final approval (or disapproval) and submit funds to the Avon Town Treasurer which are then dispersed by the Avon Cultural Council to the grant recipients.
Examples of programs /projects that have been approved by the Avon Council
- Avon school field trips for students
- Avon town gazebo concerts
- Avon Council on Aging programs for seniors
- Avon Library programs held at the Library
- Herb and gardening programs
- Boy and Girl Scouts projects
- Science and Astronomy programs
- Passes for Avon residents to attend Museums and the Aquarium