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Marlborough Cultural Council

The mission of the Marlborough Cultural Council is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences in order to improve the quality of life for Marlborough residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our community.


Mary Watson Avery, Chair

Mayors Office, City Hall
140 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752-3812

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

Marlborough CC Priorities 2022
The first priority of this Council is to bring the maximum benefit to the largest number of Marlborough residents as possible, and first consideration is given to Marlborough artists and organizations.

The Council also prioritizes proposals that
• Expand access, improve education, promote diversity, and encourage excellence in the arts, humanities, and sciences;
• Are well-researched and documented, with a clear and complete plan for execution, including information about sponsors, funding sources, project location, audience, dates, and cost involved;
• Demonstrate the willingness to present new and innovative programs as well as maintaining existing programs;
• Do not rely solely on Marlborough LCC funding;
• Include logistics to ensure the safety of all involved;
• Demonstrate a plan to document, record, photograph, or otherwise make the project accessible to a virtual audience

To be considered by the Council, the applicant must not have an outstanding Cultural Council grant with the same proposal of programming.

The Marlborough Cultural Council will only accept online applications. Assistance in preparing applications is available by emailing the Chair of the Cultural Council at
The Marlborough Cultural Council uses Guidelines established by the Massachusetts Cultural Council on all other issues.

FY23 Local Guidelines

Payments are made on a reimbursement basis only. Reimbursements generally take 8 to 10 weeks. Applicants submit a reimbursement form, copies of program materials, receipts, and a brief final narrative report as part of their payment request. Projects and payment requests need to be completed within one year of the final award notification and reimbursement will not be made until the project is completed. Failure to meet that deadline will result in the loss of funds. If you need additional time to complete your project, your request for an extension must be made in writing, explaining the need for additional time. Also, major project modifications must be requested in writing, and should not significantly alter the original purpose of the approved application. Extension and modification requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are not automatically granted.

You are required to acknowledge the financial support of the Marlborough Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council in published materials and announcements about your project. Please carefully review the guidelines regarding credit and publicity requirements on the MCC website.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest, Inc. Summer Brain Gain $1,000
City of Marlborough Mayor's Mural Project $7,839
Clear Path for Veterans New England, Inc. Mind and Body Balance through the Art of Sound Healing $750
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $400
Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc. 87th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft $250
Framingham State University Adventures in Lifelong Learning $500
Francis J. Kane Elementary School Kane Elementary Enrichment Programs $3,500
Goodnow Brothers Elementary School Goodnow Brothers Elementary PTO Enrichment Programming $5,200
Kelly, Kaye SheGrooves; Using Our Voices for Positive Change $400
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $600
Marlborough Farmers Market Marlborough Farmers Market $3,000
Northborough Area Community Chorus NACC 2023 Spring and Christmas Programs $500
Raymond C. Richer Elementary School Cultural Arts Program 2022-2023 $5,200
Science & Engineering Education Development, Inc. Forensic Scientists in Training $1,700
Sgt. Charles J. Jaworek Elementary School The Afro Brazilian Ensemble $5,200
The Cannon Theatre Tuition Support for Children's Programs $450
Union Contemporary Magazine Union Contemporary Magazine $600
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc. Artistic Movement: Moving to Heal $1,000
Women of Note, Inc. Women of Note 2022-2023 Concert Season $500

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on January 31, 2023 at 08:27 PM UTC
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