Lowell Cultural Council


  • Cultural Council meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Mayor's Reception Room.
  • Notice of meetings is posted at least two days in advance of the meeting on the bulletin board outside of City Hall in the JFK Plaza, and on the City of Lowell's online Event Calendar

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View the most recent minutes.


The mission of the Lowell Cultural Council (LCC) is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Lowell residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of the community through the re-granting of public monies awarded to the LCC by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC).

The Lowell Cultural Council is an agent of the Massachusetts Cultural Council which receives funding from the Massachusetts Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. Distributions are based on a local aid formula devised by the state and are not determined by the individual municipality.

Serve on the Council

The Lowell Cultural Council perpetually recruits new volunteer members. If you are a Lowell resident and are interested in serving on the Council, please email Christian Hernandez, Grants Administrator, or reach him by phone at 978-674-1483.

Lowell Cultural Council

Title     Member Name Term Exp. Date
Chair     Joseph Pyne 07/11/2020
Member     Bianca Mauro 07/11/2020
Member     Jerry Bisantz 07/11/2020
Member     Olu Ibrahim 09/26/2020
Member     Fru Nikimbeng 09/26/2020
Member     Timna Nwokeji 07/10/2021
Member     Stephanie Call 09/24/2024
Member     Samuel Githae 6/23/2023
Member     Britton Boughner 6/23/2023
Member     Rona Gofstein 6/23/2023
Administrator     Christian Hernandez  

Membership Requirements

The Lowell Cultural Council is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.