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Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council

The Hardwick/New Braintree Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to the Hardwick/New Braintree Cultural Council.


Maureen Tobin

PO Box 4
45 Petersham Road
Hardwick, MA 01037-9713

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FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities. We support a variety of art forms, science and the humanities that serve a broad population such as youth, disabled veterans, elderly, adults, and low income.

• Grant applicants must be from Massachusetts and preference is shown to those grantees from Hardwick and New Braintree;

• The Council must be informed ASAP if you need to postpone the date of your event to a new date, time, or place;

• The venue must be physically accessible;

• Children are our largest group and we are always looking for more and different events for them to enjoy;

• Applicants must have a Local Sponsor and a date and time for your event, otherwise your approval will be conditional;

• Grant proposals should show other sources of funding so the project is not dependent
solely on Council funding.

• All published material and announcements regarding programs supported by the Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council must include the credit statement:
This program was supported in part by a grant from the Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural
Council (MCC), a state agency,” and needs to include the MCC logo found on the MCC website.

Requests for extensions beyond the grant period will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted in writing. The Council will review and vote on the request and notify applicants in writing of its decision.

FY24 Local Guidelines


Be sure to find a venue for your event. We have put together a list of places to have your event:
Here are some of places for events: HARDWICK. we have Eagle Hill School, the Stone Church Cultural Center, the Hardwick Winery, the Gilbertville and
Paige Memorial Libraries, Hardwick Elementary School and St. Aloysius Catholic School; New Braintree has the New Braintree Elementary School, the Leroy Pollard
Memorial Library; Barre has the Quabbin Regional Junior and Senior High Schools, the Listening Wellness Center, the Barre-Hardwick Senior Center and in Ware
there is Workshop13 (contact them for more information and costs).

We suggest that you pack your car the night before you make your trip to Hardwick or New Braintree, you don’t want to be late and we can be hard to find.

Be sure to bring a GPS with you, you’ll need it if you want to get there on time.

• Bring a friend who can help with setting up instruments, paints or other necessary materials, and break it down and pack it back into the car.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bates III, Davis R. Raising Our Voices: A Summer Reading Performance $521
Friends of the New Braintree Public Library Mike Bent's AbraKaboom! Show $446
Friends of the Stone Church, Inc. 2022-23 Concerts at the Stone Church Cultural Center $1,546
Hardwick Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization Birds of Prey $796
Kane, Timothy D. All Together Drumming $1,246
Kimball, Barbara Paradise Lost $1,046
Listening, The Barre Integrated Health Center, Inc. Enrichment Programming for Kids and Teens $846
Listening, The Barre Integrated Health Center, Inc. Health & Wellness Programming for Adults $1,046
Maichack, Gregory The Rose: Find Your Voice with Pastel Painting $662
Maichack, Mary Jo D. Fabulous Folktales & Myths for Adults $609
Mankita, Jay Maker Space Build Along: Chain Reactions! $646
New Braintree Parks and Recreation Painting with Acrylics $546
Porcino, John P. Campfire Fun: A Story and Sing Along $496
St. Aloysius Catholic School Tanglewood Marionettes- Sleeping Beauty Performanc $356
St. Aloysius Catholic School Harmonious Happenings with Renee Coro $346
St. Aloysius Catholic School Pied Potter Hamelin $434
Stepanek, Julie Learn How To Play The Ukulele $426
The Athol Historical Society, Inc. Uniquely Quabbin magazine $296
Town of Hardwick Chocolate Workshop $383
Wirt, Edward New England Sax/Wind Quintet $641
York, Matt The Highwaymen Songs & Stories $646

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