Franklin Cultural Council
The mission of the Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) is to encourage participation and enhance opportunities for enrichment in the cultural arts and sciences throughout our community. Comprised of committed residents, the FCC meets monthly with the purpose of supporting events and programs through grants from the Town of Franklin and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
355 E Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038-1352
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FY24 Local Priorities
For FY24, the Franklin Cultural Council will give priority to projects and programs that meet one or more of the following criteria:
– are held within the Town of Franklin or are of the greatest benefit to Franklin residents.
– are for events within the boundaries of the Franklin Cultural District, the vibrant, walkable area that surrounds Downtown Franklin. For a map of the FCD, visit franklinculture.org.
– are service oriented and best meet the needs of our community.
– elevate the voices and experiences of historically-marginalized groups to create a more inclusive culture sector in Franklin.
– explicitly link the arts to emotional well being in times of crisis, and contribute to personal and community resiliency.
FY24 Local Guidelines
The applicant’s project should elevate the rich cultural life of our community by expanding access, improving education, promoting diversity, and encouraging excellence in the arts, humanities, civics, history or social sciences.
The applicant’s project must provide adequate public access. Explanation of handicap accessibility of the venue, if applicable, must be included in the application.
Applicants must have a clear, written commitment of the event from the sponsoring organization or venue.
Franklin Cultural Council funds are not intended to be used as the sole source of funding for projects.
Ticket prices for events will be taken into consideration during the grant approval process and must be included in your application.
Applicants must take into consideration local and state public health guidelines in place at the time of their event. The Franklin Cultural Council acknowledges that public health crises disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and encourages applications that take this into consideration.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
||Combating Hate and Prejudice
||Bollywood Dance Party
||Charles River Chorale, Inc.
||Charles River Chorale Organizational Support
||Franklin Community Coffee House Series
||English Learner Parent Advisory Council of Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School
||Franklin Area Moms
||Franklin Art Association, Inc.
||Guest Artist Demonstrations
||Franklin Cultural District
||Discovering Franklin's Cultural District
||Franklin Farmers Market
||Franklin Farmers Market
||Franklin High School
||Night of the Arts
||Franklin LGBTQ Alliance, Inc.
||Celebrate with Pride
||Franklin Performing Arts Company, Inc.
||FPAC Family Concert Series
||Franklin Public Library
||Lotus Lantern Craft & Film
||Helen Keller Parent Communication Council
||Oge Mora: Get to Know an Author/ Illustrator
||Horace Mann Middle School
||The Empty Bowls Project
||SheGrooves; Using Our Voices for Positive Change
||The 2023 LiveARTS Concert Series
||Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc.
||The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival
||NoteAble Blend Chorus
||NoteAble Blend A cappella concert
||SAFE Coalition, Inc.
||Can you see me?
||Solutions Extended Day
||Social Emotional Learning Through Art
||Southeastern Massachusetts Community Wind Symphony, Inc.
||Let's Get It Started Dance Crew
||Town of Franklin
||Where's The Toast memory Cafe
||Songs & Stories - The Highwaymen
||Elijah T. Grasshopper's Rainbow Dance Party!
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