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!
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: meet.google.com/enm-dmsx-bji. Applicants are encouraged to interview with the Council during the information session or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
3. Any supplemental materials outside of the three pages included in the online application can be mailed to:
Natick Cultural Council
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
13 East Central Street
Natick, MA 01760-4620
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: https://massculturalcouncil.org/communities/local-cultural-council-program/application-process/.
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
FY23 Funding List
|Argyrople, Catherine||Growing Pains (Feature Film)||$300||Brown School Parent-Teacher Organization of Natick, Massachusetts, Inc.||Brown School Lobby Mural||$1,000||Brown School Parent-Teacher Organization of Natick, Massachusetts, Inc.||Ball in the House||$2,132||Costarelli, Eve||Jerusalema Flash Mob: The Dance of Joy||$200||Edgecomb, Diane||Fantastical Folktales of Flowers||$400||Girardin, Denise||What's In Your Heart Natick?||$800||Hiller, David||Natick Family Science Nights||$400||Historical Natural History and Library Society of Natick, Inc.||Know Natick History: Natick Reimagined (working title)||$300||Lilja Elementary School||School Mural||$1,500||Lilja School PTO, Inc.||Three Billy Goats Gruff by Pumpernickel Puppets||$400||Lilja School PTO, Inc.||Peoples of the Dawn Land||$400||MUSIC Dance.edu||I am Autistic I am Fantastic||$300||MUSIC Dance.edu||Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors!||$300||MacInnes, Rebecca||"Crankie" Muscial Story-Telling||$400||Moock, Alastair||Johnson Elementary PTO presents Alastair Moock's musical social justice assembly "Playing With Tradition"||$400||Natick High School||RoboNatick Team 6032 "Lightning Hawks"||$300||Natick Parents Music Association, Inc.||Natick Jazz Night||$500||Newman, Howard||Knock on Wood, acoustic folk-rock duo||$400||Polatin, David||"The Fifties - The Golden Age of Music”||$400||Quazi, Shahreen||Tribute to Natick Praying Indians||$350||Radhakrishnan, Smitha||Radical Love: A Community Movement||$600||SPARK Kindness, Inc.||SPARK Kindness Week 2022||$400||Sound & Spirit, Inc.||"Get Happy!"||$500||Taunton City Band, Inc.||Taunton City Band free community concert||$200||The A Cappella Singers, Inc.||Concert Season 2022-2023||$500||The Morse Institute in Natick||Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band||$400||Voices of MetroWest, Inc.||Trial Educational Tool - ChoralTracks||$400||Waterman, Jon||Live Music Making History Live||$300||Wilson Middle School||Masterclasses for Music!||$600||Women of Note, Inc.||Women of Note Holiday Concert||$400||York, Matt||Johnny Cash - Songs & Stories||$400||Zaino, Nick||100 Years of Boston Comedy||$200||Zinshtein, Ronen||Dance competition||$250||Zinshtein, Ronen||National Training camp and Dance competition||$250|