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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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FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Priorities of the Canton Cultural Council

The priority of the Canton Cultural Council is to bring cultural experiences to our community from a diverse group of artists, scientists and educators.
The council accomplishes this goal by offering grants to applicants committed to providing such experiences.
In order to bring awareness of the availability of grants, the council publishes articles in the Canton Citizen and Patriot Ledger providing information on the application process and the deadlines.
To promote the grant-funded programs, the council publicizes upcoming events on our Facebook page.
` Grant recipients are asked to note council sponsorship during their program to make the public aware of the council.
The council works constantly to increase its membership; having a presence at the annual Heritage Festival and the Farmer’s Market helps in recruiting new members as well as to increase the awareness of the council and its mission.

FY24 Local Guidelines

Canton Cultural Council Guidelines

The Canton Cultural Council awards grants for arts, science and educational programs.
Of primary importance is the diversity of the recipients of the grants. Canton is committed to assuring generational, racial, gender and ethnic representation.
Also of importance is the benefit to Canton. The council gives preference to programs held in town. Programs held outside of Canton require the participation of Canton residents or attendance of Canton residents. Applicants are not required to be from Canton
Grants in the past cycle ranged from $100 to $1,000

Criteria used in determining the awarding of grants include:
Qualifications of the applicants and the proposed program
Accessibility of the venue
Financial need
Artistic merit of the applicant and the proposed program

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Applefield, Janet Combating Hate and Prejudice $350
Canton Community Theatre, Inc. Hands on a Hardbody by Doug Wright $1,000
Canton Farmers Market, Inc. Canton Farmers Market Fall Fest $1,125
Canton Farmers Market, Inc. Canton Farmers Market Farm Day Celebration $1,000
Canton Public Schools Rehearsal Cubes $422
Canton Public Schools Visual Arts Department Open Studio Events $600
Easton Children's Museum, Inc. Finding Your Voice Through STEAM $300
Easton Community Access Television ECAT, Inc. Hockomock Film Festival $500
Friends of the Blue Hills Charitable Trust Blue Hills Winter Fest $500
Friends of the Blue Hills Charitable Trust Green Up the Blue Hills $250
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. Craft for Kids $350
Irish Cultural Centre, Inc. St. Patrick's Day for All! $523
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic $680
Mankita, Jay Maker Space Build Along: Artful Mechanisms $500
Mass Audubon Metro South Region Sensory-Friendly Days $700
Oladipo, Olarewaju Bonegard Art Experience $500
Parker, Mary Nostalgic Storytelling this is an on going project design to inspire people of all ages to express themselves and share their experiences through writing.Hopefully we will be starting book andencouraging book clubs to open up to all ages of book writers and illustrators. $300
Polatin, David "The Fifties - The Golden Age of Music” $500
Revere and Son Heritage Trust Corporation Revere Utility Box Wrap $600
Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Guild, Inc. "A Community of Quilters" Quilt Show $500
Self Help, Inc. The Art and Science of Puppetry $450
Sharon Community Chorus, Inc. Holiday & Pops Concert $100
Silvia, Elizabeth The BaNannies Live! $500
The Delvena Theatre Company Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks $650
Women in Film & Video--New England Chapter, Inc. Behind the Scenes: Connecting and Collaborating in the Film & Media Industry $500

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