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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

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
1794 Meetinghouse, Inc. Quabbin Valley Pro Musica 2022 - 2023 season $1,000
1794 Meetinghouse, Inc. Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Concert $810
Antenna Cloud Farm Antenna Cloud Farm 2023 Season $400
Cormier, Denis SONGS OF YESTERDAY $150
Hilltown Families, Inc. Hilltown Families Suggests $400
Jurek, Kelsey Delvena Theatre Company Presents: Bon Appetit, Julia $300
LaunchSpace, Inc. Teen Open Hack $1,000
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $380
Native Plant Trust, Inc. Plant Communities of Massachusetts $700
Orange Farmers Market, Inc. Orange Farmers Market local Music $1,200
Orange Public Libraries Wild World of Reptiles $475
Orange Public Libraries "The Library Boogie" Musical Puppet Show $400
Orange Revitalization Partnership, Inc. Starry Starry Night $1,000
Owens, George PaxSax Concert $400
Porcino, John P. To Life: Celebrations in Story, Song and Music $425
Quabbin Food Connector, Inc. North Quabbin Crossroads Tour: Food, Farms, Future $800
The Athol Historical Society, Inc. Uniquely Quabbin magazine $500
The Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center, Inc. The Power of Place: Finding a Sense of Belonging Through Story, Conversation and Song / A keynote concert that celebrates our connections to Franklin County $400
The Nolumbeka Project, Inc. 10th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival $850
Tincknell, Roger L. Children's Songs and Singing Games Family Concert $500

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