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Charlton Cultural Council

The Charlton Cultural Council is your Local Cultural Council, a small and mighty group which is responsible for reviewing and approving grant applications received on an annual basis in accordance with the Mass Cultural Council annual granting cycle. Over the years we have supported a number of activities and events that reach our entire community as well as surrounding towns. Our grant recipients have provided cultural enrichment in a number of areas including nature walks and plant identification, themed dance instruction, motivational talks, programming for the visually impaired, as well as a number of musical performances. In addition to awarding MCC grants, the CCC also holds an annual art show in conjunction with the Charlton Old Home Day celebration.


Christine Grondalski - Chair

37 Main Street
Charlton, MA 01507-1386

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

Charlton Cultural Council (CCC) Priorities and Application Review Criteria:

1. The CCC prioritizes applicants with complete performance and budget plans, a secured location for their performance. A letter of support from a Charlton organization is encouraged, but not required.

2. The CCC puts Charlton artists or local performances at the top of our criteria for selection.

3. The CCC welcomes new applicants and would prioritize over repeat submitters.

4. The CCC prioritizes partial funding of multiple projects over fully funding fewer projects.

5. The CCC advances performances for the general public ahead of target audiences.

6. The CCC will retain up to 20% of each annual allocation to support our annual art show and other local activities; the annual percentage will flex to place the priority on funding grant applicants.

FY23 Local Guidelines

The Charlton Cultural Council holds multiple meetings during the grant cycle to review grant submissions. If a grant appears to be incomplete, then we will reach out to an applicant to obtain additional details.

Outside of our Council Priorities, we also consider the diversity of programs and evaluate opportunities to increase community involvement. We work closely with our past grant recipients to promote both the grant cycle as well as grantee events across our social media platforms.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Charlton Arts and Activities Center Band to play at annual Blueberry Festival $500
Charlton Council on Aging Doolin Lads $350
Charlton Lions Club Comedy Night $350
Charlton Public Library New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell $507
Cope, Jr., Edward L. Magic for Seniors $450
Dudley-Charlton Regional School District Dudley- Charlton District-Wide Art Show $2,000
Ferguson, Carrie Carrie Ferguson and the Grumpytime Club Band concert $550
Hart, Francis The “Me” Decade - A Cultural Review of the 1970s Through Music $300
Ho, Samuel Hero Camp! Community Film Screenings $1,250
Hurlbut, Steven M. Jumpin' Juba Senior Concert $350
Pasture Prime Players, Inc. Soup du Jour a musical $350
Pasture Prime Players, Inc. The Velveteen Rabbit Youth Musical $500
Spencer, Mike Hofbrauhaus Bavarians concert/dance $800
York, Matt The Highwaymen - Songs & Stories $550
Zani, Lisa Let's Get Growing with Plant Guy Eric $300

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on April 1, 2023 at 12:41 PM UTC
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