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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 FY25 grant cycle open on September 1, 2024. 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. Additionally, we will prioritize the following:
– first-time applicants.
– individuals or smaller groups.
– those that have not received funding in the past three years.

Please note that partial or full grants may be awarded.

2. Massachusetts Cultural Council typically host a Grant Program Information Session in the Fall. 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

FY25 Allocation


FY25 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.

FY25 Local Guidelines

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How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
2nd Act Org, Inc. Prevention Play at Natick High School $1,000
Adams, Amy Artist in Residence for Council on Aging $360
Benton, Zachary In Concert: Melodious Zach Presents Music of the 1960s $360
Boston Opera & Zarzuela Corp. Zarzuela en Natick $500
Chen, Hudson Travel through the Art & History of the Silk Road $360
Costarelli, Eve All Inclusive Day of Dance at Camp Arrowhead $250
Dworkin, Motoko Tales of Now & Zen: An Evening of Stories for Adults $360
Edgecomb, Diane Tell Me AGAIN! a performance for Summer Reading $360
First Congregational Church of Natick Eyes on Owls $360
Hart, Francis A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s through the Music of The Beatles $360
Hiller, David Natick Family Science Night $500
Historical Natural History and Library Society of Natick, Inc. On This Land: Indigenous and English Peoples in Early NAtick $500
Lovett, Andrea Carving Out Your Story-An Oral History Workshop $300
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $360
Natick Garden Club Natick's Art In Bloom: Many Stories from the Garden $500
Natick Is United, Inc. NIU Panel - Being LGBTQ+ in Natick $700
New England Tongan Community Inc. 2024 Tonga Day $700
Newman, Howard Musical Baseball Show $375
Polatin, David “Pioneering Women of Early Rock and Roll” $360
Praying Indians of Natick Mother Village Ut Ponkapog Kah Peantamoonk Otanash Yeshuatribal Council, Inc. 2024 Massachusett Praying Indian Pow wow $1,500
Quazi, Shahreen International Mother Language Day Celebration $360
RoboNatick RobNatick $500
SPARK Kindness, Inc. SPARK Kindness Week $500
Sound & Spirit, Inc. “We’ve Got Magic to Do” $750
The A Cappella Singers, Inc. 60th Anniversary Season / Diamond Jubilee Concert $360
The Friends of Natick Drama Workshop, Inc. Natick Drama Workshop 2023/2024 Season $1,200
The Morse Institute in Natick Fall Bollywood Dance Workout Series $413
York, Matt Matt York - Songs & Stories: Willie Nelson $360
the Wizard, Ed Reading is Magic $360

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