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Natick Cultural Council

The mission of the Natick Cultural Council (Council) is to promote excellence, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretative sciences to improve the quality of life for Natick residents. The Council awards grants based on the cultural needs of the community, as assessed by Council members with input from the community.

Applications for the FY24 grant cycle open on September 1, 2023 through October 17, 2023. The Council is looking forward to the great cultural opportunities that this year’s grant cycle presents!

Additional Guidelines:
1. NCC will prioritize applications that demonstrate a direct public benefit to Natick residents. Please note that partial or full grants may be awarded.

2. Massachusetts Cultural Council is hosting a Grant Program Information Session on September 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM virtually on Zoom. To attend the information session, register here: Email with any questions.

3. Any supplemental materials outside of the three pages included in the online application can be mailed to:

Natick Cultural Council
Town Hall
13 East Central Street
Natick MA, 01760

Please indicate in your application that you are mailing materials, and include the application ID with your mailed materials. All mailed materials must be received by the application deadline.


Shriya Joag, Chair

Town Hall
13 East Central Street
Natick, MA 01760-4620

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

This year (2023-2024) the council will prioritize the following projects:

1. Projects related to the arts, humanities, and sciences, which are specified by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as follows:

– Arts refer to the creation of work in the crafts and performing, visual, media, folk, design, literary, and inter-disciplinary arts. In addition, they also include the presentation and preservation of, and education about works in these disciplines.
– Humanities are types of learning that deal with human values and aspirations, human thought and culture, language, and creativity. Examples include, but are not limited to, history, social studies, philosophy, criticism, and literature.
– Sciences are types of learning that deal with nature, science, and technology in ways that explain how they relate to people’s lives. Some organizations that conduct this type of activity include aquariums, botanical gardens, nature centers, natural history museums, planetariums, and science centers.
For more information, see the description under “CRITERIA” on the MCC website:

2. Projects that support Natick-based artists.

3. If the project is an event, preference will be given to projects that have a date, time, and venue (virtual or actual).

The projects, performances, and activities may be conducted in-person or online. Preference will be given to projects that are well planned and meet the council priorities.

FY24 Local Guidelines

Information not provided

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Argyrople, Catherine Growing Pains (Feature Film) $300
Brown School Parent-Teacher Organization of Natick, Massachusetts, Inc. Brown School Lobby Mural $1,000
Brown School Parent-Teacher Organization of Natick, Massachusetts, Inc. Ball in the House $2,132
Costarelli, Eve Jerusalema Flash Mob: The Dance of Joy $200
Edgecomb, Diane Fantastical Folktales of Flowers $400
Girardin, Denise What's In Your Heart Natick? $800
Hiller, David Natick Family Science Nights $400
Historical Natural History and Library Society of Natick, Inc. Know Natick History: Natick Reimagined (working title) $300
Lilja Elementary School School Mural $1,500
Lilja School PTO, Inc. Three Billy Goats Gruff by Pumpernickel Puppets $400
Lilja School PTO, Inc. Peoples of the Dawn Land $400
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic $300
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $300
Moock, Alastair Johnson Elementary PTO presents Alastair Moock's musical social justice assembly "Playing With Tradition" $400
Natick High School RoboNatick Team 6032 "Lightning Hawks" $300
Natick Parents Music Association, Inc. Natick Jazz Night $500
Newman, Howard Knock on Wood, acoustic folk-rock duo $400
Polatin, David "The Fifties - The Golden Age of Music” $400
Quazi, Shahreen Tribute to Natick Praying Indians $350
Radhakrishnan, Smitha Radical Love: A Community Movement $600
SPARK Kindness, Inc. SPARK Kindness Week 2022 $400
Sound & Spirit, Inc. "Get Happy!" $500
Taunton City Band, Inc. Taunton City Band free community concert $200
The A Cappella Singers, Inc. Concert Season 2022-2023 $500
The Morse Institute in Natick Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band $400
Voices of MetroWest, Inc. Trial Educational Tool - ChoralTracks $400
Waterman, Jon Live Music Making History Live $300
Women of Note, Inc. Women of Note Holiday Concert $400
York, Matt Johnny Cash - Songs & Stories $400
Zinshtein, Ronen Dance competition $250
Zinshtein, Ronen National Training camp and Dance competition $250

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on September 27, 2023 at 12:01 PM UTC
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