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Canton Cultural Council

The Canton Cultural Council strives to use its available grants to maximize positive impacts to the most Canton Citizens possible. We encourage applicants whose projects will be accessible to the entire Canton Community rather than specific groups.


Angela Mouradian, chair

Canton Town Hall
801 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021-2500

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

Canton Cultural Council Priorities

The priority of the Canton Cultural Council is, foremost, to enrich the cultural experiences of our community.

In order to reach out to potential applicants, we have already or plan to:

-Broadcast an informational program on our local cable outlet
-Publish an article in the local paper, The Canton Citizen, detailing programs we support and outlining the application dates of the 2022-23 grant cycle
-Update our existing social media page
-Set up a table at our inaugural Heritage Festival, which drew a crowd of 1,500, offering information on the availability of grants
-Make residents aware of the council by encouraging awardees to note council sponsorship of their program

Another priority is to grow our membership to gather as much input on ways of reaching out to applicants, and coming up with innovative ideas for programs.

The pandemic imposed many hardships on many past recipients, and with the goal of lessening the pressure on artists, extended the deadline for many programs.

FY23 Local Guidelines

Canton Cultural Council Guidelines

The Canton Cultural Council awards grants every year to applicants seeking funding for programs in the arts, sciences and education.

Of considerable importance is the diversity of the community. Canton is committed to funding an array of programs that include generational, racial, gender and ethnic representation.

Another priority is the benefit to our town. If the program is not held here, there needs to be a benefit either through participation of Canton residents or attendance of Canton citizens. Applicants are not required to be residents of Canton. The council will not fund grants that do not have any direct impact on the residents of Canton.

The Canton Cultural Council has moved to a direct grant model. This means that grantees will receive funds upon submission of the grant acceptance form and a W-9 form. Grantees are required to submit a final report to the CCC within 2 weeks of the performance/event.

Priority will be given to applicants who have secured a date and venue for their program. Applicants who intend to partner with another community organization are encouraged to include a letter of support from their partner.

Other criteria used in the decision-making process include:

1) Qualifications of the applicant
2) Accessibility of the venue
3) Financial need
4) Artistic merit of the applicant

Grants range from $250 to $1,000. The average grant in the last year was $405.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
The Delvena Theatre Company Murder A La Carte $725
Canton Farmers Market, Inc. Canton Farmers Market Fall Festival $500
Smith, Corinne Mom's WWII Letters $300
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. FullerCRAFT@Home $350
Canton Farmers Market, Inc. Canton Farmers Market Special Events $500
Friends of the Blue Hills Charitable Trust Art in the Park $200
Hamelin, Richard L. The Librarian and the Saturday Evening Girls Molding Success One Pot at a Time $430
Canton Choral Society 2021 Winter Performances $400
Easton Children's Museum, Inc. Science Fun at the Campsite $300
Revere and Son Heritage Trust Corporation Revere Utility Box Public Art Project- Historic Canton $400
Boyden, Patricia Borderland, The Documentary $250
Canton Public Library STEAM Education Prograaming Series $500
Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon Nature in Your Neighborhood $500
Canton Community Theatre, Inc. Don't Dress For Dinner $1,000
Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Inc. The Brockton Symphony’s 2021-2022 Season: Community, Unity, Performing in Tutti $400
Self Help, Inc. Art in the Park with a message $450
Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse I'll Never Do That $995
Sharon Community Chorus, Inc. Holiday & Pops Concert $100

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