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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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FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

The Upton Cultural Council (UCC) administers state funds by soliciting and evaluating applications for funding from eligible recipients, distributing the funds, and insuring that they are properly used.

This year, the UCC will give priority to:
? Applicants that 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.
? Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of underserved populations or support diverse forms of cultural activities.

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.
Developed 8/25/21

FY22 Local Guidelines

1. Deadline for the filing period is October 15th, 2021.
2. All applications must be submitted via the MCC website.
3. Applications are reviewed during an open meeting, the date of which is posted at the Town Hall and on the town website.
4. Applicants will be notified in writing of the council’s decision. Applicants who are denied will be given fifteen (15) days to apply in writing for reconsideration.
5. Upon completion of the project or program, all required forms including a W-9 and invoices of itemized expenses must be submitted. Proof of advertising must also be submitted. Failure to submit jeopardizes reimbursement.
developed 8/25/21

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
Gregory Maichack The Jellyfish: How to Pastel Paint $1,272
Miscoe Hill School Extreme Air Traveling Show $550
Robert Jordan Bob Jordan Free Band Concert with Joe Kuras $125
Matt York Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $450
Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band, Inc. Summer Concert Series 2022 $500
Francis Hart 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
Steven M. Hurlbut 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
Ellis ODonnell Music for Thimble Pleasures Guild quilt show $300

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