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Northborough Cultural Council

Northborough Cultural Council’s Vision Statement:

The Northborough Cultural Council supports diversified programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences for the cultural benefit and enrichment of its citizens.

We accomplish these goals by:
* Establishing funding priorities that aim to bring community-oriented arts, music, humanities and science projects to Northborough
* Forging partnerships that create and expand opportunities for the arts
* Cultivating new resources needed to promote the arts in Northborough
* Using the arts as a means for understanding among cultures
* Advocating for increased awareness and access to the arts


Terry Underwood

Town Hall
63 Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532-1994

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

NCC Funding Priorities:
1. Programs in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences that have the maximum impact, serving the largest number of Northborough residents, including the ratio of dollars spent to the number served.
2. Programs by Northborough based organizations and individuals that take place within the town of Northborough.
3. Programs that are financial collaboratives between various organizations where NCC grants are not the sole source of funding.
4. Programs that seek to enhance the vitality of Northborough’s public spaces and support/align with Northborough’s Master Plan as posted on
5. Programs that support the most current NCC community survey:
• Live Community Events for Music, Art, Dance, Food, and/or Play Performances
• In-Person Educational Programs for Nature, Environment, and the Arts
6. Additional consideration will be given to emerging Northborough artists engaging in small scale events and new to the granting process.

FY23 Local Guidelines

1. The venue should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements
2. Grant restrictions: refreshments and scholarships. Individual students are not eligible to apply for scholarships.
3. Applicants should seek multiple sources of funding for their project
4. Incomplete grant applications may be denied funding
5. Applicant must be a Massachusetts resident

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Inc. Coronation Celebration: A Celebratory Choral Concert with Orchestra & Soloists $500
Black, Barbara Spring Concert $225
Charles River Sinfonietta, Inc. Performing Chamber Music for. Northborough Applefest and for Cable TV stations in the towns that support us and our other summer/fall concerts in Brockton and. Millis $300
Charles, Meredith Curriculum Support Through Drama Enrichment $300
Fannie E. Proctor School Crocodile River Music African Arts in Education Residency Program $600
Hayden, Elisabeth Greens and Blooms $300
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $250
Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School PTO, Inc. Historical Women $450
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc. The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival $370
Northborough Area Community Chorus NACC 2023 Spring and Christmas Programs $475
Northborough Community Affairs Committee 2023 Summer Concert Series $1,000
Northborough Free Library Chinese Calligraphy $350
Northborough Historical Society, Inc. “Eleanor Roosevelt – The First Lady of The World” as portrayed by Sheryl Faye $300
Northborough Town Common Committee Family Music at Applefest Farmer's Market $400
Pandit, Aditya Open Mic Cafe Northborough - Open Mic $200
St. Bernadette's Elementary School A Day with Artist Rob Surette $350
Telepman, Josh The Trail to Oregon $175
Women of Note, Inc. Women of Note 2022-2023 Concert Season $450

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on June 3, 2023 at 12:46 PM UTC
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