Westport Cultural Council (WCC)

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


THE  2020-2021

     The Westport Cultural Council is excited to announce receipt of $35,000 from the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust to distribute to approved applicants. Applications and further information can be found at https://www.westport-ma.com/westport-cultural-council-wcc. 9 printed copies must be mailed to the Westport Cultural Council, 865 Main Road, Westport, MA 02790, with a postmark no later than ** NEW DUE DATE** = FRIDAY APRIL 3, 2020.
     Applicants are invited to attend a public question and answer forum on Wednesday, February 5 at 6pm or Wednesday, March 4 at 6pm held in the meeting room of the Town Hall Annex, 856 Main Road. Applicants may also email westportcc02790@gmail.com with any questions regarding this process.
     The Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust, administered by the Bank of America, was established to carry on the life work of Miss Ellis. A noted sculptor, writer and artist, Miss Ellis was known throughout the community as a strong supporter of artistic talent and endeavored to enrich her community in the arts.

     The Westport Cultural Council strives to continue Miss Ellis’ mission by awarding grants that support arts, music, crafts, conservation, wildlife, and history preservation projects and programs for children and adults.
(posted 1-27-2020)

   ~ Bank of America awards Westport Cultural Council $35K from the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust. ~  

 ~ 2019-2020 LCC Grant Awards can be found HERE


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Council Members

Name Title
Gay Gillespie Chair
Rud Lawrence Vice-Chairman
Ned Daniels Member, Treasurer
Lisa Arnold Member
Laura Bennett Member
Laurie Bullard Member
Ruth Bournes Member
Rosemary Melli Member
Alexandra Whitney Member