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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!

Nov 1st, 2021 is the postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals
to apply for grants. The application will become available on September 1st 2021

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 on September 14th, 2021 from 7-8 PM. 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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FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

Natick Cultural Council (NCC) supports activities that contribute to the cultural vitality of the community. NCC grants can be used to create art, celebrate culture, conduct a music performance, bring to life a creative or new idea, and for other community-oriented activities in the arts, humanities and sciences.

This year (2021-2022) the council will prioritize the following projects:

1. Projects that benefit Natick and Natick residents.

2. Projects that serve a wide range of audiences in the Natick community.

3. Projects that focus on fine and performing arts in our schools.

4. Public art projects.

5. Visual and performing arts projects.

6. Projects celebrating local history and cultural diversity.

7. 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.


FY22 Local Guidelines


How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Ioana Weichelt 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
Swati Dave Vedic Loom Workshops $500
Howard Newman Music for Seniors $350
Gregory Maichack 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
Zilola Ashurova Uzbek Heritage Exhibition $350
Eve Costarelli All Inclusive Spring Fling: Love makes the World Go Round $400
Davis R. Bates III A Celtic Celebration: Performance for Seniors $350
David Polatin “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
Henry Lappen Henry the Juggler Performance $350
Taunton City Band, Inc. Taunton City Band Free Concert $350
Amanda Formica Natick Little Free Library Workshop $500
Opera del West, Inc. Divas and Doggies $550
Diane Edgecomb “Trail Mix” a Summer Reading event $350
Robert Zammarchi 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
Carol Krentzman Rising Colors $500
Sean Fullerton Acoustic Memories For Seniors $250
The A Cappella Singers, Inc. Concert Season for 2021-2022 $450
Jenny Dube The Catnip Junkies: Live! From The Natick Common $400

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