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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

A grant list will be published here after January 17, 2023 and once the Local Cultural Council has finalized their decisions.

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 9, 2022 at 10:30 AM UTC
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