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Taunton Cultural Council

The Taunton Cultural Council comprises a group of local volunteers, who are appointed by the Mayor, and who help promote and facilitate activities and the arts in Taunton. The Council oversees the distribution of Massachusetts Cultural Council funds to support programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences. We have funded programs that served teachers and students, seniors, artists, community events, and annual events that cover a wide, cross-section of Taunton.

Locally-raised funding may be used to support cultural programs. The Taunton Cultural Council can also organize, promote, and support single and ongoing cultural events and activities; such special programs are currently being considered. Our goal is to constantly identify and reach out to any underserved community.


Gloria A. Palmer, Chairperson

City Hall
15 Summer Street
Taunton, MA 02780-4431

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FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

The Taunton Cultural Council funds projects that directly benefit the Taunton residents and neighboring communities. Priority is given to proposals for programs that make it easy for Taunton residents to attend, use local artists and venues, and serve a variety of less visible Taunton communities such as high needs children, senior citizens, veterans, LGBTQ+ organizations, and organizations that center on BiPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals and communities.

FY23 Local Guidelines

1. We award Reimbursement Grants – We reimburse grantees based on the funds they have expended; supporting documentation must be included.

2. Applications must be submitted online. No paper copies are accepted.

3. Correspondence for approved grants MUST always contain the Grant Number and Project Title as shown in the approval letter.

4. The electronic submission of Grant Reimbursement requests is preferred.

5. Written commitment of artist/performer/venue must be included in proposal.

6. Community benefit ranks high in the Council’s grants decisions.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Wilkins, Joyce Striking Gold in the Silver City: The Taunton Art Association Celebrates 50 Years $5,000
Express Yourself, Inc. Wild & Free $500
Taunton Civic Chorus, Inc. “The British Invasion” and “One Starry Night” $2,500
Taunton Christmas Parade Taunton Christmas Parade $3,000
Taunton Diversity Network, Inc. Taunton Diversity Network Cultural Fair $4,000
Taunton Public Library Learning ASL at the Library $600
Taunton Band Boosters The American Band Concert at Taunton High School $1,000
Pearl, Sandra Fossils Among Us $525
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $450
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic $680
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. TAUNTON TALES ALIVE!- 25 TALES OF OUR PEOPLE TO LIVE BY $3,540
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $500
Sharon Community Chamber Orchestra, Inc. Easton Chamber Music Festival $400
Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus The Most Wonderful Time + Hello Broadway $4,000
Tincknell, Roger L. Beatles and Beyond $600
Native Plant Trust, Inc. Plant Communities of Massachusetts $300
Daly, Rachel Monday Night Live - Broadway and the Classics $300
Tokou, Chefiatou Building a creative Mind through African Dance for individual Mental health and community growth. $700
Sobel, Anna R. Puppet Show at the Taunton Public Library $325
Attleboro Community Theatre, Inc. Partial Funding of ACT's 65th Season of Shows $500
Taunton City Band, Inc. Taunton Housing Authority Concert Series $3,600
The Attleboro Museum, Inc. "High Art" Exhibition: Reflections $200
City of Taunton Summer Celebration $3,000
Applause Academy MA, Inc. Applause Academy Spring 2021 Season $2,000
City of Taunton Honoring Our Military $3,000
Newman, Howard Knock on Wood, acoustic folk-rock duo $450
Old Colony Historical Society Liberty & Union 2022 $2,000
T.O.G.E.T.H.E.R. T.O.G.E.T.H.E.R Program $4,000
The Road to Diversity and Understanding Abolition Day Celebration $600
Taunton High School World Language and Diversity Week 2022 $3,000
Taunton River Watershed Alliance, Inc. Taunton River Festival $2,500
Farias, Maureen Step Afrika! at the Zeiterion $1,000

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