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The mission of the Eastham Cultural Council is to promote excellence, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences, to improve the quality of life for all Eastham residents. The Council pursues this mission through a combination of grants, services, and advocacy for cultural organizations, schools, communities, and artists. The Council serves as a community catalyst for projects and collaborations that address cultural needs. Working with Eastham municipality the council builds relationships that can be beneficial in many ways including advocating the arts and culture in the community.


The Eastham Cultural Council sponsors the annual Hands on the Arts Festival in June of each year inviting local artists, entertainers, school children and the local community to celebrate arts and culture in Eastham.


to Support the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences

Through various programs and partnerships, we serve thousands of children and teens in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences throughout the town of Eastham and local communities. These programs help children and young adults to perform better academically, develop essential workforce skills and become productive members of our community. Funds are awarded by our committee as grants to applicants who meet our criteria. In 2021 we received and distributed Grant monies from the state in the amount of $6,594 to support local arts and humanities programs.


The Eastham Cultural Council is a municipal entity comprised of volunteers appointed by the town’s elected officials falling under the guidelines of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In 2021 the council welcomed three new volunteer members and continues to encourage more residents to join us.



Every Local Cultural Council sets its own local priorities and criteria for its LCC Program grants. Click to learn about Eastham's Local Cultural Council Program.


Click to learn more about the Eastham Cultural Councils charge and members, and to view meeting agendas and minutes.

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