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 contact Mary Callery, Human Relations Director. You can apply by mailing your materials to Lowell City Hall - Room 19, 375 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852. Application material may also be submitted via e-mail to boards@lowellma.gov or by fax to 978-446-7102. 

Lowell Cultural Council

Title Member Name Term Exp. Date
Chair Beth Noel 10/01/2024
Member Rona Gofstein 06/23/2023
Member Kshitij Karke 10/01/2024
Member Fatima Al-Muntafik 08/23/2025
Member Meghan Rourke 08/23/2025
Member Bethanne Welch 05/09/2026
Member Chanmony Huot 11/21/2026
Administrator Erin Duffey N/A

Membership Requirements

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