Cultural Council

The LCC currently schedules to meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Please see Municipal Meetings Page for Full Details Here: Municipal Meetings

The Lynn Cultural Council (LCC) is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council's (MCC) network of local cultural councils across the Commonwealth.

The Mass Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences, fosters a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents, and contributes to the vitality of communities and economy. For more detailed information on the Mass Cultural Council, and all of their programs and opportunities, please visit their website at:

Like the Mass Cultural Council, the purpose of the Lynn Cultural Council is to support public programs that promote excellence, education, diversity, and inclusion in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life, locally, in the City of Lynn, MA.

The Lynn Cultural Council has the responsibility and right to award grants that address cultural needs specific to our community. One of the tasks the LCC undertakes is annually designating/reviewing local Guidelines & Priorities for the grant review process.

Any individuals, artists, singers, musicians, dancers, athletes, educators, non-profit groups, schools, local business, cultural institutions, etc., with aspirations to conduct an activity, project, event, etc., related to culture (arts, humanities and/or sciences) may apply for a Lynn Cultural Council grant.

The Lynn Cultural Council places an emphasis on local applicants and programs. We are looking for works and presentations that will have the greatest impact on the Lynn Community and promote the history, diverse culture and positive attributes of our city.

Please select an item from the left hand menu to view information and download links to available files and forms. You may also contact us by email with your questions or if you require any additional information [email protected]

Also be sure to follow our social media: @LynnCulturalCouncil

Grant Information

Lynn Cultural Council (LCC) Local Guidelines and Priorities for Grant Cycle FY23 to be Updated by September 2022)

For Comprehensive Details about the Mass Cultural Council's Local Cultural Council Program please see here:

Current Grant Recipients

To Be Updated at close of Grant Cycle FY2023, in February 2023.

Council Information

Applying to the Lynn Cutural Council (LCC)

If interested in joining a city Board, Commission, and/or Council, please visit the Mayor's Offices webpage HERE

You can also fill out the application and e-mail or deliver to the Mayor's Office's point person.

Jean Michael Fana
Outreach Director
(781) 586-6854 | [email protected]

Local Cultural Councils must consist of at least five, but no more than 22 members, appointed by the top appointing official in the community (i.e., the mayor, city manager, board of selectmen, or executive officer). Council members should have a demonstrated interest or record of service to the arts, humanities, or sciences. The chief appointing authority and members of the local appropriating authority, as defined in M.G.L. c. 59, § 21C, cannot serve as council members.

Membership on a Local Council

The term of membership for a council member is three years; members can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms, or a total of six years, unless the appointing authority removes a member before the expiration of a term.

Members must remain off the council for a one-year interval before serving additional terms. Notwithstanding the expiration of a member's term, under the provisions of M.G.L. c. 10, § 58, a member with an expired term shall continue to "serve until the qualification of such member's successor." This rule is a "safe harbor" provision intended to avoid quorum problems for Councils when waiting for new appointments to be made. Councils and municipalities should not abuse this rule to allow members to serve endless or greatly extended terms.

Membership and leadership transitions must be handled in a responsible and timely matter at the discretion of the municipality and Local Cultural Council.

Lynn Cultural Council

Lynn City Hall
3 City Hall Square
Lynn, Massachusetts 01901

Contact - Sunil Gulab [email protected]



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Co-Chair Cristian Recinos




Co-Chair William Cooksey




Secretary Rachel Brown




Jessica Jordan




Michael Murphy




Mariely Nicasio