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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

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School BVT Multicultural Festival $500
Kelly, Kaye SheGrooves; Using Our Voices for Positive Change $300
Maichack, Gregory The Rose: Find Your Voice with Pastel Painting $1,289
Means, Pamela Pamela Means presents The Power of The Protest Song: Our Shared History and Present Day $900
Memorial Elementary School Sheryl Faye Presents Historical Women - Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'I Dissent' $850
Miscoe Hill School Chariot of the Sun with Jeff.Benoit $885
The Friends of the Upton Town Library Trust, Inc. Celebrating Upton: Finding our Stories $800
Tincknell, Roger L. Old Time Sing- Along $575
Town of Upton Recreation Department Upton Recreation Free Summer Concert Series $1,000
Upton Historical Society, Inc. Archival Storage for Society and Museum Collections $1,545
Upton Town Library Baby Sign Language $640

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 3, 2023 at 12:01 AM UTC
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