Cultural Council

The Cultural Council is currently in need of two more members. To volunteer, please send a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen's Office: 122 Main Street Acushnet MA 02743.


Grant Funds received annually from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to support programs and projects for individual artists, art organizations and children's programs (PASS).

"Our priorities are the town's school children, our senior citizens and local art organizations." - Walter S. Dalton, Jr. (Former Chairman) 

Mission Statement

"The purpose of the Acushnet Cultural Council is to provide programs of excellence in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to the citizens of Acushnet. It is our goal to tap the resources of as many of the arts as possible to provide diverse programming for all age groups."

Grants Previously Funded by the ACC

  • Fort Taber Museum
  • Acushnet Art Show
  • Concerts on the Green
  • Concerts at the Meetinghouse
  • Music for Seniors at COA
  • Storytellers at the Library
  • New Bedford Festival Theatre
  • NBSO Youth Concerts
  • Zeiterion Family Fun Series
  • PASS Programs for the three schools in Acushnet


The deadline for submitting request is on October 15 each year.  

Council Members

Name Title
Jeannie Watts, Chair
Stephen Watts
Pauline Teixeira
Christopher Saulnier
Lisa Leonard Member