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Upton Cultural Council

The Upton Cultural Council is a committee that brings arts, sciences and humanities to our town and local area of approximately 5,800 individuals. We pursue this mission through a combination of grant programs, partnerships and services for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities and individual artists.


Megan Ronzio

Upton Town Hall
1 Main Street
Upton, MA 01568-1686

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

This year, the UCC will give priority to:

-Applicants who have secured a local venue, or have the capacity to conduct virtual presentations.
-Projects that promote the access to, and appreciation of, the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in the town of Upton.
-Projects that address the diverse cultural needs of underserved populations or support diverse forms of cultural activities.
-Projects that embrace a disability-friendly environment, and which emphasize inclusion and accessibility.

FY23 Local Guidelines

In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
-How well the program meets our local priorities.
-Community support and involvement.
-Evidence of positive track record and dedication of the applicant.
-Demonstrated planning.
-The council encourages organizations to seek additional funding support for their programs and projects.
-New applications and innovative proposals are encouraged.
-Council funds will not be used to substitute for or replace existing publicly funded programs.
-Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, sex, religion, creed, color, national origin, disability or age.

-The UCC will retain up to 20% of the state allocation for the council to schedule and host our own programs which meet the priorities described above.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Upton Town Library Fairy Tale Culture Kits $550
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School BVT Multicultural Festival $703
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $280
Maichack, Gregory The Jellyfish: How to Pastel Paint $1,272
Miscoe Hill School Extreme Air Traveling Show $550
Jordan, Robert Bob Jordan Free Band Concert with Joe Kuras $125
York, Matt Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $450
Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band, Inc. Summer Concert Series 2022 $500
Hart, Francis A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s through the Music of The Beatles $300
Memorial Elementary School Sheryl Faye Presents Historical Women - Sally Ride $790
Hurlbut, Steven M. Jumpin' Juba senior concert $325
Hopkinton Center for the Arts Celebrate Upton at the HCA $1,000
The Greater Milford Ballet Association, Inc. Greater Milford Ballet Presents The Nutcracker $500
ODonnell, Ellis Music for Thimble Pleasures Guild quilt show $300

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