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Maynard Cultural Council

The Maynard Cultural Council supports community cultural projects through its grant programs. It awards grants to local organizations that adhere to the Massachusetts Cultural Council Guidelines as well as our local Maynard Guidelines. Local and regional artists and arts organizations are eligible to apply for grants. The Council, appointed by the selectmen, places priority on new initiatives and gives preference to artists and events that benefit Maynard.


195 Main St
Maynard, MA 01754

FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

The 2020 grant application period is October 1, 2020, through November 15, 2020.

The priority theme for this year is Maynard’s Sesquicentennial. Any questions on the applications can be directed to

FY22 Local Guidelines

The Maynard Cultural Council Guidelines follow the Massachusetts Cultural Council Guidelines, but also include specific criteria that Maynard’s local cultural council has determined will enhance and encourage cultural events offered to various groups in Maynard. These guidelines are:
Applications must be postmarked on or before Wednesday day, October 15, 2014 (additional applications may be accessed through Each original application must be accompanied by 6 copies. Include only one copy of informational grant material.
The Maynard Cultural Council will offer partial funding to eligible applicants who have other funding resources. Grant activity must take place between July 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015.
Preference is given to applicants who live or work in Maynard, and who offer programs and presentations that specifically benefit a wide range of audiences in the Maynard community.
Applicants must have an arranged venue for their activity and a date (if the project is of an on-going nature, please give the general timeframe).
Applications without a secured venue will not be considered.
The qualifications of the individuals/organizations involved and the population segments served will be reviewed.
Programs in music, dance, visual arts, poetry, literature, drama, the humanities and scientific interpretation for all age groups will be considered. Capital expenditures will only be considered with 2:1 matching funds. Applications for programs that are normally funded by the town budget will not be considered.
An applicant who is funded three successive years will have lower priority in the fourth year.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Maynard Community Band Maynard Community Band Free Concerts $1,325
Matt York Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $500
Friends of Maynard Public Library, Inc. Free Summer Concert in the Park $700
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $300
Lisa Corfman FUN Origami Club $250
Christopher Croucher Letting the Land Lead: Conversations with Nature $500
Women of Note, Inc. Women of Note 2021-2022 Concert Season $500
Yin Peet 2022 Stone Carving Symposium $600
Donna Dodson Butterfly Fairy Frolic $1,500
Denise Hatch "Log's Life Mural" Interactive Program with Illustrator Robin Brickman $1,400
Jay Mankita Maker Space Build-Along: Chain Reactions! $800
Ariel Ackermann Sustainable Fashion through Mending $415
Stephen Lewis Anti-Apartheid - An International Poster Exhibit $100
Maynard Anti-Racism Alliance Maynard Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. $435
Carolyn Wirth Maynard Pollinator Meadow Plant Identification Cards $855

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