Join the Westport Cultural Council

Join the Westport Cultural Council and Help Shape the Arts and Culture of Our Community

Are you a resident of Westport who is looking for a way to make a difference in the quality of life in our town? As a volunteer member of the Westport Cultural Council you will be part of a small but active group that supports artists, musicians, dancers, theater groups, historians, educators, naturalists, and others seeking funding for cultural events and programs. The council, which is sponsored by the Town of Westport and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administers two important grant programs: the state Local Cultural Council program and the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust.

Volunteers must commit to a three-year term, and are required to attend approximately 12-14 meetings throughout the year and selected programs funded by the Council. Meetings generally take place on weekday evenings, and it is important that you be able to attend because we are a small group with lots to do. We welcome people with energy, creativity, and ideas; artistic talent or experience is not required (but ability to use email is). It's a fun and highly gratifying volunteer gig! Please join us today.

To apply, send a letter requesting appointment to the Westport Cultural Council to the Board of Selectman, Town of Westport, 816 Main Road, Westport, MA 02790. Your letter should describe your interest and qualifications. For more information, please contact the Council.