Capstone Campaign For Community Performance Center

Creating Space for Community
The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England moved into the vacant facility in 2017 and began work immediately to redevelop the threadbare shell into a thriving cultural and community center. The facility is now a fixture in the local community and in the regional Irish landscape where Irish heritage can be preserved, promoted, and nurtured.
Capstone Campaign for Community Performance Center

Completing the Facility’s Final Transformation

The next step is to renovate the top floor to accommodate our Community Performance Center, provide total accessibility for all, and create a comfortable and safe environment in which to welcome the public to a variety of concerts and cultural programs by touring professionals as well as regional performers. The Community Performance Center will help facilitate the ICCWNE’s long-term sustainability and present an opportunity for the broader community to utilize the unique space.

Renovating the entire ICCWNE is a $5.5 million project. As of early 2024, we have already raised and prudently spent $3.5 million. Funds raised have gone towards renovating the first three floors and providing access throughout the facility. We need to raise another $2 million to complete the final renovations of the facility in order to use the Center to its full capacity and potential. We are grateful to have also received a Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund matching grant.

We invite you to play your part in the success of this project and in sustaining the Irish Cultural Center’s future.

Our Vision for the Future
Our vision is for the ICCWNE to be a vibrant, high-quality community space, centered around an appreciation of Irish culture. We have seen tremendous evidence that our vision is captivating and inspiring new audiences and there is a desire for more. The ICCWNE brings people and families together, and in today’s world, building connections through culture, performance, companionship, food, and scholarly endeavors is critical.

Our home will provide a full range of opportunities for everyone to explore, celebrate, and preserve Irish heritage. We invite the support and engagement of both the Irish-American and broader community.

For more information or to arrange a pledge or gift, please contact:
Sean Cahillane, Campaign Co-Chair
413-348-5849 • 413-333-4951 •

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