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 02038-2096
FY22 Local Priorities
For FY21, the Franklin Cultural Council will give priority to grant applications for projects and programs that meet one or more of the following:
– are held within the Town of Franklin and/or are of the greatest benefit to Franklin residents
– engage girls in STEM
– are for events within the boundaries of the new Franklin Cultural District
– are from new applicants and/or for new projects
In addition, the following criteria must be met:
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.
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.
Acknowledgement of Franklin Cultural Council support must be given during the program or project and verification of such must be provided for grant payout.
Updated November 12, 2020
FY22 Local Guidelines
The FCC strives to award MCC cultural grants to all applicants.
Please follow the established FCC guidelines listed below…
Grant materials must be postmarked no later than the annual deadline of October 15th.
Applicant must have clear commitment of location and date of event.
Applicant’s project must be clearly related to the arts, humanities, history or interpretive sciences.
Applicant’s project must provide adequate public benefit for
the Franklin community and provide adequate public access for its citizens.
Funding for applicant’s project must not substitute for or replace other public funding of programs in the arts, humanities, history or interpretive sciences.
Franklin Cultural Council funds are not intended to be used as the
sole source of funding of projects of a continuing nature.
Applicant’s project must not violate the MCC “Non-Discrimination” criteria.
Ticket prices for events will be taken into consideration during grant approval process.
Please contact the FCC for further instructions or see more information at the MCC website, www.massculture.org.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY22 Funding List
|Franklin Farmers Market
||Farmers Market Entertainment
|Solutions Extended Day
||Community Kindness Rocks
|Town of Franklin
||Where's The Toast Memory Cafe
|Franklin Art Association, Inc.
||Guest Artist Demonstrations
|Franklin High School
||Franklin Theatre Program Drama Season
|Franklin Public Library
|The Claflin Hill Music Performance Foundation, Inc.
||Collaboration with LiveArts- Chamber Music Series ~ Genesis: Chamber Music Redux
||Pamela Means Presents The Power of the Protest Song: Our Shared History & Present Day Struggles
||Monday Night Live - Broadway and the Classics
|Franklin Downtown Partnership, Inc.
||Franklin Strawberry Stroll
|Helen Keller Parent Communication Council
||Keller Author Series
|Sense and Sound Robotics, Inc.
||FIRST Tech Challenge
|Franklin Cultural District
|Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc.
||The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival
|The Attleboro Museum, Inc.
||"High Art" Exhibition: Reflections
|Norfolk Cooperative Primary, Inc.
||Music with Mr. Dave
|Southeastern Massachusetts Community Wind Symphony, Inc.
|Horace Mann Middle School Parent Communication Council
||Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends
||The 2022 LiveARTS Concert Series
|Franklin High School
||Night of the Arts at Franklin High School
|Franklin Girl Scouts
||Outdoor Art Explorer
|English Learner Parent Advisory Council of Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School
|Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon
||Nature in Your Neighborhood
|MassEquality Education Fund.Org, Inc.
||The ABCs of LGBTQIA+ Identities
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