Hanover Cultural Council

  • Hanover Day 2015
    Hanover Day 2015
  • The Artful Anchor Project at Hanover Day was a huge success!
  • Jackson Wetherbee and friends at the Hanover Day fireworks
    Hanover Day 6/15/2013 (photo courtesy of Diane Hallett)

The Hanover Cultural Council (HCC) was originally named the Hanover Arts Lottery Council when it was created in May 1980.  A five to 22 member committee appointed by the selectmen, HCC is a group of interested individuals whose main purpose is to qualify grant applicants and dispense funds allocated by the MCC for community-based arts and cultural events that benefit the residents of Hanover.

With state approval, grant funds are dispensed on a reimbursement basis at the conclusion of each event.

The HCC Mission is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in the Town. A goal to building community.

In 2014 the council recieved a $4,250 allocation from the MCC to give out in the form of grants.  With these funds and additional funds raised through Hanover Day the council was able to give over $10,000 in grants to the community in supports of groups such as the Council on Aging, Hanover Schools, John Curtis Library, the Hanover Historical Society and more.  

Hanover Day Website

We encourage new membership and student associate membership. To become a member, please submit a Talent Bank Application or letter of interest to:

Hanover Board of Selectmen
550 Hanover Street, Suite 29
Hanover, MA 02339.


Key Contact

Name Title
Karen Cass Chair
Katie Duff Treasurer
Diane Campbell Member
Chris Haraden Member
Patricia Laidler Member
Derek Schipper Member
Meghan Walsh Member