Cultural Council

Contact: Jeanne Randorf
Chair
Address: One North Main Road, Otis, MA 01253
Phone: 413-329-8713
Email:  [email protected]
Hours:
Term:
Meeting  3rd Wednesday 6:00 pm
Additional LinksMembersAgendasMinutes
NameTitleTerm
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
Carole BurkeMemberJune 30, 2024

 

Community Survey

 

As we begin a New year, the Otis Cultural Council needs to collect input from town residents regarding the programs* we have offered in the past, and programs that residents would like for us to sponsor in the future. To that end, we are sending a short survey to all residents. Please let us know what you think are valuable cultural programs for our town.  In case you did not receive the survey via email from Town Hall, there is a link on this page to open the survey. Paper surveys are available at Town Hall if you prefer.

 

In case you don’t know what our council has funded in the past, here is a short list of past programs:

 

Field trips for students at Farmington River Elementary School

After-school drama production at FRRES

Photography & music classes for FRRES students

Musical instrument loaner program at FRRES

Purchase of materials for Diverse Otis project

Nature programs for local schools and at Old Baldy Wildlife Sanctuary in Otis

Notice Otis lecture series

Pottery demonstration at the Library Fair

Music performances at Library Fair and for the summer reading program

Donations to many local events featuring opera, jazz, history, art exhibits, theater,

Support for the Indigenous Peoples series of events in 2022

Technology classes at the library and at the Council on Aging

Purchase of equipment for town use from funds earned by our recycling committee

 

Thank you for taking the time to respond!

 

* All programs sponsored by our committee must conform to our mission statement, which is as follows:

 

“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 in our town.”