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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 each community.


Maureen E. Tobin

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

Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

Please note that only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council Local Guidelines, Program Purpose and Funding Priorities:
The purpose of the Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council is to promote and maintain the vitality of local cultural resources and to ensure that these resources are shared within the towns of Hardwick and New Braintree.
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.

Applications are evaluated in terms of several review criteria:

• The venue must be physically accessible;
• Applicants must be from Massachusetts and preference is shown to those
grantees from Hardwick and New Braintree;
• Applicants must have a Local Sponsor, a Letter of Support and a date for your
event otherwise your approval will be conditional;
• The Council only gives grants to applicants who have secured a local venue, which
can be in Hardwick, New Braintree, Barre (Listening Wellness Center, Senior
Center) or Ware (Workshop13-contact them for more information and costs),
otherwise your approval is conditional.

The Council must be informed ASAP if you need to postpone the date of your event to a new date, time, or place.
Proposals should show other sources of support to show 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.

FY23 Local Guidelines

Information not provided

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bates III, Davis R. Raising Our Voices: A Summer Reading Performance $521
Friends of New Braintree Library Birds of Prey $346
Friends of New Braintree Library A Creepy Christmas $546
Friends of the New Braintree Public Library Mike Bent's AbraKaboom! Show $446
Friends of the Stone Church, Inc. 2022-23 Concerts at the Stone Church Cultural Center $1,546
Hardwick Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization Birds of Prey $796
Kane, Timothy D. All Together Drumming $1,246
Kimball, Barbara Paradise Lost $1,046
Listening, The Barre Integrated Health Center, Inc. Enrichment Programming for Kids and Teens $846
Listening, The Barre Integrated Health Center, Inc. Health & Wellness Programming for Adults $1,046
Maichack, Gregory The Rose: Find Your Voice with Pastel Painting $662
Maichack, Mary Jo D. Fabulous Folktales & Myths for Adults $609
Mankita, Jay Maker Space Build Along: Chain Reactions! $646
New Braintree Parks and Recreation Painting with Acrylics $546
Porcino, John P. Campfire Fun: A Story and Sing Along $496
St. Aloysius Catholic School Tanglewood Marionettes- Sleeping Beauty Performanc $356
St. Aloysius Catholic School Harmonious Happenings with Renee Coro $346
St. Aloysius Catholic School Pied Potter Hamelin $434
Stepanek, Julie Learn How To Play The Ukulele $426
The Athol Historical Society, Inc. Uniquely Quabbin magazine $296
Town of Hardwick Chocolate Workshop $383
Town of Hardwick The Hardwick Fair-y Village program $232
Wirt, Edward New England Sax/Wind Quintet $641
Workshop13, Inc. Master Makers Summer Enrichment Program $1,046
York, Matt The Highwaymen Songs & Stories $646

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on June 7, 2023 at 12:46 AM UTC
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