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Natick Cultural Council

The mission of the Natick Cultural Council (Council) is to promote excellence, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretative sciences to improve the quality of life for Natick residents. The Council awards grants based on the cultural needs of the community, as assessed by Council members with input from the community.

The Council is looking forward to the great cultural opportunities that this year’s grant cycle presents!

Additional Guidelines:
1. NCC will prioritize applications that demonstrate a direct public benefit to Natick residents.

2. A grant application information session will be held virtually in September. Members of the Council will be available to answer questions and offer assistance on Google meet: Applicants are encouraged to interview with the Council during the information session or email with any questions.

3. Any supplemental materials outside of the three pages included in the online application can be mailed to:

Natick Cultural Council
Town Hall
13 East Central Street
Natick MA, 01760

Please indicate in your application that you are mailing materials, and include the application ID with your mailed materials. All mailed materials must be received by the application deadline.


Shriya Joag, Chair

Town Hall
13 East Central Street
Natick, MA 01760-4620

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FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

This year (2022-2023) the council will prioritize the following projects:

1. Projects related to the arts, humanities, and sciences, which are specified by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as follows:

– Arts refer to the creation of work in the crafts and performing, visual, media, folk, design, literary, and inter-disciplinary arts. In addition, they also include the presentation and preservation of, and education about works in these disciplines.
– Humanities are types of learning that deal with human values and aspirations, human thought and culture, language, and creativity. Examples include, but are not limited to, history, social studies, philosophy, criticism, and literature.
– Sciences are types of learning that deal with nature, science, and technology in ways that explain how they relate to people’s lives. Some organizations that conduct this type of activity include aquariums, botanical gardens, nature centers, natural history museums, planetariums, and science centers.
For more information, see the description under “CRITERIA” on the MCC website:

2. Projects that support Natick-based artists.

3. If the project is an event, preference will be given to projects that have a date, time, and venue (virtual or actual).

The projects, performances, and activities may be conducted in-person following the state guidelines for COVID-19 or online. Preference will be given to projects that are well planned and meet the council priorities.

FY23 Local Guidelines

Information not provided

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Weichelt, Ioana A Musical Afternoon $400
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $350
Brown School Parent-Teacher Organization of Natick, Massachusetts, Inc. Painting the River: the Art of Chinese Writing through interactive music and drawing $495
Brown School Parent-Teacher Organization of Natick, Massachusetts, Inc. Everyone has a Story: From Idea to Book $440
Dave, Swati Vedic Loom Workshops $500
Newman, Howard Music for Seniors $350
Maichack, Gregory The Jellyfish: How to Pastel Paint $350
Natick Public Schools Wheelock Family Theater Performance $1,000
Historical Natural History and Library Society of Natick, Inc. Know Natick History $350
Brown School Parent-Teacher Organization of Natick, Massachusetts, Inc. Origamido $965
Ashurova, Zilola Uzbek Heritage Exhibition $350
Costarelli, Eve All Inclusive Spring Fling: Love makes the World Go Round $400
Bates III, Davis R. A Celtic Celebration: Performance for Seniors $350
Polatin, David “Swingin’ Sixties- Women Singers find their Voice” $400
Lilja Elementary School 4th Grade Cultural Arts Application $600
Sound & Spirit, Inc. Sound & Spirit's first Holiday Stroll $550
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $350
Taunton City Band, Inc. Taunton City Band Free Concert $350
Formica, Amanda Natick Little Free Library Workshop $500
Opera del West, Inc. Divas and Doggies $550
Edgecomb, Diane “Trail Mix” a Summer Reading event $350
Zammarchi, Robert Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends $350
The Morse Institute in Natick New England Legends with Jeff Belanger $200
Voices of MetroWest, Inc. Return to the Stage!! $550
SPARK Kindness, Inc. SPARK Kindness Week $200
Krentzman, Carol Rising Colors $500
Fullerton, Sean Acoustic Memories For Seniors $250
The A Cappella Singers, Inc. Concert Season for 2021-2022 $450
Dube, Jenny The Catnip Junkies: Live! From The Natick Common $400

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