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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

FY24 Allocation


FY24 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.

FY24 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, that are not already being met by other approved grant programs.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School BVT Holiday/Winter Art Show $500
Hart, Francis The “Beat Generation” - A Cultural Review of the 1950s Through Music $500
Kelly, Kaye SheGrooves; Using Our Voices for Positive Change $279
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $280
Maichack, Gregory Pastel Painting Edouard Manet Inspired “Flowers in a Crystal Vase. $695
Memorial Elementary School Sheryl Faye Presents Historical Women - Helen Keller $935
Miscoe Hill School Chariot of the Sun $885
NICOLL, BOB Generations of Jazz $600
ODonnell, Ellis Flutissimo for the Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild 2024 show $300
Taylor, Catherine Weaver Luminaries in the Library Upton 2023 $900
Upton Town Library The Whalemobile $626
scheuer, lauren Art Adventures $1,000

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