Westport Cultural Council (WCC)

 The Westport Cultural Council awarded over $29,000 in grants to fund 21 community projects for 2018-2019. WCC is proud to receive continued support from the Helen E. Ellis Trust to help and support  Westport organizations and programs.

Supporting Artists,
Non Profit Organizations
and Education
through grants that
help make
Westport a vital and lively community for all.


    Westport Cultural Council LCC  grants for 2018 = $4385  will benefit the people of Westport this coming year





Westport River Watershed Alliance

Winter Art Show - Oars & Paddles



Kristin Tucker

Zeiterion Theater Cultural Performance



New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!

Teen Artist Internship Program



The Arc of Greater Fall River

The Kids on the Block Junior Puppeteer Program



Westport Historical Society

Family Activities at the Handy House



Ruth Harcovitz




New Bedford Whaling Museum

Museum Access for SouthCoast Youth



New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc.

2018 Production of West Side Story & Summer Academy



Westport Free Public Library

Libraries Rock!



New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

Learning in Concert: The Orchestra as Ecosystem



Zeiterion Theatre, Inc.

New Bedford Folk Festival



The Art Drive - 11th Annual Open Studio Tour

The Art Drive - 11th Annual Open Studio Tour



Massachusetts Audubon Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Native Plant Events with Mass Audubon



Paskamansett Bird Club

Marla Isaac Raptor Show



Susan Viveiros

Children's Authors



Korey Pimental

Shakespeare in Buttonwood



  Congratulations to all and thank you for your contributions to the cultural and educational life of our town.






2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the

HELEN E ELLIS CHARITABLE TRUST and the contributions of Miss Ellis

Information about Helen E. Ellis - Click Here

CLICK on the "ANNOUNCEMENTS" button to the left for other latest news!

Recent Grantee reception April 2017 can be found on Vimeo at this LINK


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The WCC Welcomes Your Questions!

Members of the Westport Cultural Council welcome the opportunity to share “behind the scenes information” about the grant awards and very specials programs funded by the WCC.  If your group or organization would like a presentation or more information to distribute, 

Click here to contact the Cultural Council webmaster by email.


Staff Contacts

Council Members

Name Title
Carolyn Duby Chair
Rud Lawrence Member
Robin Smith Member
Lisa Arnold Member
Meg Christ Member
Gay Gillespie Member
Ned Daniels Member, Treasurer
Laura Bennett Member
Laurie Bullard Member