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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 Allocation


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
– 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

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Applefield, Janet Combating Hate and Prejudice $350
Bhaskar, Deepa Bollywood Dance Party $300
Charles River Chorale, Inc. Charles River Chorale Organizational Support $350
Dean College Franklin Community Coffee House Series $300
English Learner Parent Advisory Council of Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School Diwali Celebration $500
Franklin Area Moms Little Listeners $380
Franklin Art Association, Inc. Guest Artist Demonstrations $1,200
Franklin Cultural District Discovering Franklin's Cultural District $1,200
Franklin Farmers Market Franklin Farmers Market $4,500
Franklin High School Night of the Arts $750
Franklin LGBTQ Alliance, Inc. Celebrate with Pride $3,500
Franklin Performing Arts Company, Inc. FPAC Family Concert Series $1,500
Franklin Public Library Lotus Lantern Craft & Film $400
Helen Keller Parent Communication Council Oge Mora: Get to Know an Author/ Illustrator $1,000
Horace Mann Middle School Visiting Author $2,000
Johnson, Brenna The Empty Bowls Project $600
Kelly, Kaye SheGrooves; Using Our Voices for Positive Change $1,200
LiveARTS The 2023 LiveARTS Concert Series $1,250
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc. The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival $750
NoteAble Blend Chorus NoteAble Blend A cappella concert $400
SAFE Coalition, Inc. Can you see me? $1,000
Solutions Extended Day Social Emotional Learning Through Art $170
Southeastern Massachusetts Community Wind Symphony, Inc. Band Concert $600
Taylor, Celia Let's Get It Started Dance Crew $500
Town of Franklin Where's The Toast memory Cafe $1,800
York, Matt Songs & Stories - The Highwaymen $200
Zammarchi, Robert Elijah T. Grasshopper's Rainbow Dance Party! $500

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