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.
Upton Town Hall
1 Main Street
Upton, MA 01568-1686
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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.
-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
FY22 Funding List
|Upton Town Library
||Fairy Tale Culture Kits
|Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
||BVT Multicultural Festival
||Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors!
||The Jellyfish: How to Pastel Paint
|Miscoe Hill School
||Extreme Air Traveling Show
||Bob Jordan Free Band Concert with Joe Kuras
||Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen
|Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band, Inc.
||Summer Concert Series 2022
||A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s through the Music of The Beatles
|Memorial Elementary School
||Sheryl Faye Presents Historical Women - Sally Ride
|Hurlbut, Steven M.
||Jumpin' Juba senior concert
|Hopkinton Center for the Arts
||Celebrate Upton at the HCA
|The Greater Milford Ballet Association, Inc.
||Greater Milford Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
||Music for Thimble Pleasures Guild quilt show
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