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Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council

The Hardwick/New Braintree Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to the Hardwick/New Braintree Cultural Council.


Maureen Tobin

PO Box 4
45 Petersham Road
Hardwick, MA 01037-9713

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Application Information

FY25 Allocation


FY25 Local Priorities

The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities. We support a variety of art forms, science and the humanities that serve a broad population such as youth, disabled veterans, elderly, adults, and low income.

• Grant applicants must be from Massachusetts and preference is shown to those grantees from Hardwick and New Braintree;

• The Council must be informed ASAP if you need to postpone the date of your event to a new date, time, or place;

• The venue must be physically accessible;

• Children are our largest group and we are always looking for more and different events for them to enjoy;

• Applicants must have a Local Sponsor and a date and time for your event, otherwise your approval will be conditional;

• Grant proposals should show other sources of funding so the project is not dependent
solely on Council funding.

• All published material and announcements regarding programs supported by the Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council must include the credit statement:
This program was supported in part by a grant from the Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural
Council (MCC), a state agency,” and needs to include the MCC logo found on the MCC website.

Requests for extensions beyond the grant period will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted in writing. The Council will review and vote on the request and notify applicants in writing of its decision.

FY25 Local Guidelines


Be sure to find a venue for your event. We have put together a list of places to have your event:
Here are some of places for events: HARDWICK. we have Eagle Hill School, the Stone Church Cultural Center, the Hardwick Winery, the Gilbertville and
Paige Memorial Libraries, Hardwick Elementary School and St. Aloysius Catholic School; New Braintree has the New Braintree Elementary School, the Leroy Pollard
Memorial Library; Barre has the Quabbin Regional Junior and Senior High Schools, the Listening Wellness Center, the Barre-Hardwick Senior Center and in Ware
there is Workshop13 (contact them for more information and costs).

We suggest that you pack your car the night before you make your trip to Hardwick or New Braintree, you don’t want to be late and we can be hard to find.

Be sure to bring a GPS with you, you’ll need it if you want to get there on time.

• Bring a friend who can help with setting up instruments, paints or other necessary materials, and break it down and pack it back into the car.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Arakelian, Garine Scrunch-Paint a Silk Scarf $400
East Quabbin Land Trust, Inc. Ware River Park Murals in Gilbertville $1,500
Friends of Paige Memorial Library Flying High Dogs $590
Hamelin, Richard L. Pottery Wheel Demonstration with Hands-On Pinch Pottery Workshop $575
Hardwick Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization Tanglewood Marionettes- The Dragon King $600
Hardwick Youth Center Playful Engineers $600
Kiernan, A.J. “Getting Lost”: Songwriters in the Round at Lost Towns Brewing $1,000
Listening, The Barre Integrated Health Center, Inc. Enrichment Programs for Kids & Teens $800
Manselle, Jafar “West African Drumming Workshop - Come Out to Play” $250
New Braintree Parks and Recreation Wreath Making $500
New Braintree Public Library Rory Raven Mindbender and Mentalist $400
New Braintree Public Library Rainforest Reptiles $550
New Braintree Public Library The Up to Date Advantages of Heirloom Vegetables by Christie Higginbottom $200
St. Aloysius Catholic School New England Aquarium $800
St. Aloysius Catholic School Continents, Countries and Cultures $250
The Athol Historical Society, Inc. Uniquely Quabbin magazine $250
Workshop13, Inc. Mister G's Multicultural Concert $600
York, Matt Matt York - Songs & Stories: Willie Nelson $550
the Wizard, Ed Balloon Animal Twisting Workshop $450

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