What is the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council?

A group of interested residents, appointed by the Select Board, 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.


Name Term
Charlotte Lidrbuch, Chair Hamilton 6/30/2024
Emily Hayden Hamilton 6/30/2024
Susan Choquette Hamilton 6/30/2024
Sara Holden Searle Hamilton 6/30/2024
Lindsey Peabody Hamilton 6/30/2025
Jennifer Drummond Hamilton 6/30/2025
Dacia Rubel Wenham 6/30/2024
Maribeth Ting Wenham 6/30/2024
Janet Glasser Wenham 6/30/2024
Laura Consolazio Wenham 6/30/2024
Martha Brennan Wenham 6/30/2025
Marilyn King Wenham 6/30/2025