Cultural Council

Contact: Jeanne Randorf
Address: One North Main Road, Otis, MA 01253
Phone: 413-269-4251
Meeting  3rd Wednesday 6:00 pm
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Jeanne Randorf
ChairJune 30, 2024
Arlene TolopkoMember
June 30, 2023
Deborah FogelMemberJune 30, 2023
Mary Jo EngelsMemberJune 30, 2023
Margherita BragagnoloMemberJune 30, 2024
Carol LombardoMemberJune 30, 2024
Shannon AlbeeMember
June 30, 2022


Due to the ongoing pandemic, many of the programs funded by the Cultural Council for 2020 did not take place. Our committee is working with grantees to modify or postpone the approved programs in order to ensure that those culturally enriching events can happen. If you are such a grantee and need information, please do not hesitate to contact our committee.


In spite of the difficulties of presenting programs at this time, we believe that there are creative individuals in our community who have new and exciting ideas about how to offer enrichment and growth to Otis residents in keeping with the Covid-19 safety guidelines as recommended by the Commonwealth.


And in spite of the difficulties, we believe that there are opportunities to bring the joy of creative endeavor, the pleasure of art and music, to address the challenges we all face, and to celebrate our community.


Therefore, we invite artists, artisans, educators, lecturers, and performers living in Massachusetts to apply for state and  town funding for cultural programs to benefit  Otis residents in 2021.  Programs must fit the guidelines of our Mission Statement below. We will accept paper applications mailed to the Cultural Council address above.


For information about applying:


For the link to the online application:


To print out an application, see the link “grant application” on this page.


To request a paper application email or call Jeanne Randorf at the contact info above.


REMEMBER:  The deadline for all applications is:

 For sections 1 and 2  –      Monday, December 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM (ET)

Completed applications – Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:59 (ET)



Mission Statement

The Otis Cultural Council mission is to promote cultural access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences for Otis residents of all ages, and to promote communication and community-building.