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Franklin Cultural Council

The mission of the Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) is to encourage participation and enhance opportunities for enrichment in the cultural arts and sciences throughout our community. Comprised of committed residents, the FCC meets monthly with the purpose of supporting events and programs through grants from the Town of Franklin and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


355 E Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038-1352

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Application Information

FY25 Allocation


FY25 Local Priorities

For FY24, the Franklin Cultural Council will give priority to projects and programs that meet one or more of the following criteria:
– are held within the Town of Franklin or are of the greatest benefit to Franklin residents.
– are for events within the boundaries of the Franklin Cultural District, the vibrant, walkable area that surrounds Downtown Franklin. For a map of the FCD, visit
– are service oriented and best meet the needs of our community.
– elevate the voices and experiences of historically-marginalized groups to create a more inclusive culture sector in Franklin.
– explicitly link the arts to emotional well being in times of crisis, and contribute to personal and community resiliency.

FY25 Local Guidelines

The applicant’s project should elevate the rich cultural life of our community by expanding access, improving education, promoting diversity, and encouraging excellence in the arts, humanities, civics, history or social sciences.

The applicant’s project must provide adequate public access. Explanation of handicap accessibility of the venue, if applicable, must be included in the application.

Applicants must have a clear, written commitment of the event from the sponsoring organization or venue.

Franklin Cultural Council funds are not intended to be used as the sole source of funding for projects.

Ticket prices for events will be taken into consideration during the grant approval process and must be included in your application.

Applicants must take into consideration local and state public health guidelines in place at the time of their event. The Franklin Cultural Council acknowledges that public health crises disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and encourages applications that take this into consideration.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Adams, Amy Live Art Performance $500
Applefield, Janet Combating Hate and Prejudice $350
Bates III, Davis R. Celebrating the Season: A Performance for Seniors $500
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School Arts Enrichment Assembly $1,370
Charles River Chorale, Inc. Charles River Chorale Organizational Support $500
Daly, Rachel Winter Wonderland – Hornithology Ensemble $200
Easton Community Access Television ECAT, Inc. Hockomock Film Festival $500
Edgecomb, Diane Fantastical Folktales of Flowers a Story & Harp Concert $625
Fleischauer, Rosann Yarning Around Massachusetts $500
Franklin Art Association, Inc. Guest Artist Demonstrations $2,000
Franklin Cultural District BT/ALC Jazz Big Band Guest Artist Performance & Clinicians $2,500
Franklin Farmers Market Franklin Farmers Market $5,500
Franklin High School Family Art Night: Around the World $500
Franklin LGBTQ Alliance, Inc. Franklin LGBTQ Alliance and Celebrate with Pride 2024 $3,000
Greater Milford Community Chorus Greater Milford Community Chorus - Golden Jubilee Holiday Concerts $325
Grieving Hearts Inc. Remembrance Rocks $350
Horace Mann Middle School Uncovering History $1,500
Indian Cultural Association of Franklin Navratri Dance Festival $3,000
Johnson, Brenna Empty Bowls $750
LiveARTS The 2023-24 LiveARTS Concert Series $1,500
MUSE, Inc. Musical Visits for Seniors $1,000
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $500
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc. The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival $1,000
Norfolk Cooperative Primary, Inc. Music Enrichment with Mr. Dave $100
Southeastern Massachusetts Community Wind Symphony, Inc. Band Concert $650
Taylor, Celia Let's Get It Started Dance Crew Adaptive Dance $500
Town of Franklin "Where's The Toast?" Memory Cafe $1,800
Zammarchi, Robert Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends $600

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