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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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.
-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
FY24 Funding List
|Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
|BVT Holiday/Winter Art Show
|The “Beat Generation” - A Cultural Review of the 1950s Through Music
|SheGrooves; Using Our Voices for Positive Change
|Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors!
|Pastel Painting Edouard Manet Inspired “Flowers in a Crystal Vase.
|Memorial Elementary School
|Sheryl Faye Presents Historical Women - Helen Keller
|Miscoe Hill School
|Chariot of the Sun
|Generations of Jazz
|Flutissimo for the Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild 2024 show
|Taylor, Catherine Weaver
|Luminaries in the Library Upton 2023
|Upton Town Library