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
FY23 Local Priorities
For FY23, the Franklin Cultural Council will give priority to grant applications for projects and programs that meeting one or more of the following:
– 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
– programs that are service-oriented and best meet the needs of our community
-programs that elevate the voices and experiences of historically marginalized groups to create a more inclusive culture sector in Franklin
-programs that explicitly link the arts to emotional well-being in times of crisis, and contribute to personal and community resiliency
FY23 Local Guidelines
Applicant’s project must be clearly related to the arts, humanities, civics, history or interpretive sciences, and embody the following values of the Massachusetts Cultural Council: Mass Cultural Council works to elevate our rich cultural life in Massachusetts. We partner with communities across the Commonwealth to expand access, improve education, promote diversity, and encourage excellence in the arts, humanities and sciences. Through our efforts, we make our state a better place to live, work, and visit for everyone.
Acknowledgement of Franklin Cultural Council support must be given during the program or project and verification of such must be provided for grant payout.
Applicant’s project must provide adequate public benefit for the Franklin community and provide adequate public access. Explanation of handicap accessibility of the venue, if applicable, must be included in application.
Applicant must have a clear, written commitment of event from sponsoring organization or venue.
Funding for applicant’s project must not substitute for or replace other public funding of programs in the arts, humanities, civics, history or interpretive sciences.
Franklin Cultural Council funds are not intended to be used as the sole source of funding of projects.
Ticket prices for events will be taken into consideration during grant approval process and must be included in your application.
Applicants must take into consideration local and state COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time of their event. The Franklin Cultural Council acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and encourage applicants/applications that take this into consideration.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|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||Easton Community Access Television ECAT, Inc.||Hockomock Film Festival||$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|