Cultural Council

The Chelsea Cultural Council (CCC) is a volunteer board supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Council members encourage culture and diversity in the City of Chelsea by funding projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences including exhibits, lectures, concerts, festivals, performances, classes, and school field trips. The CCC places an emphasis on locally-based artists and programs that have the greatest impact on the Chelsea community. Applicants do not need to reside in Chelsea but all activities must take place within the City and be directly intended for Chelsea residents.

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Williams Building and are open to the public. Members of the Council are volunteers appointed by the City Manager for up to two consecutive three-year terms. They consist of artists, arts administrators, and other community members interested in local public arts and cultural programming.

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Board Members
William Kaufman
Dakeya Christmas, Co-chair
Carolina Anzola, Member
Towana Deann Wright
Yazmin Guevara, Member

Staff Contacts
If a resident has any inquiries for the Chelsea Cultural Council, please reach out to the Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy Manager, Lourdes Alvarez, by email or calling 617-466-4103.