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Orange Cultural Council

The Orange Cultural Council sponsors programs in the arts, humanities or interpretive sciences. They encourage projects celebrating local history, cultural diversity or the natural work which benefit artists and residents in the 9 town area of the North Quabbin region of Massachusetts (Athol, Erving, New Salem, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Warwick and Wendell).


Town Hall
6 Prospect Street
Orange, MA 01364-1137

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FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Orange Cultural Council FUNDING PRIORITIES (revised 7/10/23)
1. We encourage projects benefiting artists in the 9-town area of North Quabbin (Athol, Erving, New Salem, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Warwick, and Wendell).
2. We encourage one-time expenditures.
3. We encourage smaller requests, due to limited funding. For projects with a total budget exceeding $500, applicants are expected to secure partial funding from another source.
4. We encourage new applicants and new projects.
5. We encourage community wide gatherings such as festivals, concerts and plays, as well as visual and audiovisual art projects that benefit the community. We encourage projects celebrating local history, cultural diversity or the natural world.
6. We encourage projects that target youth both inside and outside of school.
7. We encourage field trips to museums or performances.

FY24 Local Guidelines

1. Projects should have both a local sponsor and a venue already identified. Please visit for links to potential community sponsors.
2. Submit online applications only. If submitting more than 3 pages of supporting documents, include a URL link to any additional documents.
3. All questions must be answered, and the budget filled out. Be sure to address how partial funding would impact the project.
4. The Orange Cultural Council and the Mass Cultural Council (with their logos) must be mentioned in any publicity.
5. Grants are for programs in the arts, humanities or interpretive sciences.
6. Grantees are fully responsible for their own advertising.
7. The project should benefit Orange residents.
8. The grant should be completed within a year of its award.
9 A Reimbursement Form with supporting documents, such as copies of receipts, checks, contracts, etc., plus copies of promotional materials must be submitted within 60 days after the event. This should include a social security number or federal employer identification number for the recipient of the funds. If submitting as an individual, include a signed W-9 form if you have not been reimbursed in the past by the Town of Orange. Mail the Reimbursement Form along with additional materials to the Orange Cultural Council, c/o Orange Town Hall, 6 Prospect St., Orange, MA 01364.
10. Note: Transportation, cleanup and food costs are not funded.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
1794 Meetinghouse, Inc. Quabbin Valley Pro Musica 2023-2024 Season $620
Antenna Cloud Farm, Inc. Antenna Cloud Farm Music Festival & Retreat $300
Barrett, Cynthia Emma and Belley: Sister Detectives, A Bilingual Book Reading and Signing $150
Clark, Gina New England Sax/Wind Quartet $400
Cormier, Denis Songs of Yesterday $150
Franklin County Pride, Inc. Franklin County Pride 2024 $500
Gay, Daniel Continental Drift: Music of New England Immigrants $450
Hilltown Families, Inc. Hilltown Families Suggests $250
Jurek, Kelsey Delvena Theatre Company Presents: The Dickens You Say! $250
Kirouac, Daniel Concert for Council on Aging $275
LaunchSpace, Inc. Teen Open Hack $500
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $280
Mankita, Jay Makerspace Build Along: Chain Reactions $500
Orange Farmers Market, Inc. Orange Farmers Market Weekly Music $900
Orange Public Libraries Helping Endangered Species - Joys of Narure $425
Orange Public Libraries Jungle Jim's Minecraft Madness $500
Orange Revitalization Partnership, Inc. Starry Starry Night $750
Red Apple Farm LLC Appleseed Country Fair $300
The Athol Historical Society, Inc. Uniquely Quabbin magazine $350
The Nolumbeka Project, Inc. Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: A Celebration of Native American Art, Music and Cultures $500
The Revival Society, Inc Garden Gala Summer Series $700
Tincknell, Roger L. Children's Songs and Singing Games Family Concert $400
Wendell Historical Society, Inc One Room Schoolhouse $450

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