Oxford Cultural Council
The Oxford Cultural Council is a group of volunteers working to promote access and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences. We are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and we award grants to individuals, schools and non-profit organizations for cultural projects.
Applications are submitted using the online application. Paper or mailed applications cannot be accepted. Applicants who need assistance filling out an application online should contact the Communities Team: https://massculturalcouncil.org/about/staff/.
Oxford Town Hall
325 Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540-1750
FY23 Local Priorities
Effective FY 20, Local Priorities include field trips, maintaining/expanding arts and cultural education, and community gatherings.
The Oxford Cultural Council will give priority to applicants who have listed a local sponsor on their application.
FY23 Local Guidelines
In addition to the MCC guidelines, the Oxford Cultural Council has established the following guidelines:
1. Projects should be of demonstrated quality.
2. Projects must take place within and/or involve residents from Oxford.
3. Prior written commitment from an Oxford Institution or Organization (Local Sponsor) must be obtained and contained with the grant application.
3. Any school or organization submitting multiple requests for funding must prioritize their projects. Otherwise the OCC will prioritize the requests.
4. We cannot be held responsible for applications lost in the mail. If an applicant can demonstrate that an application was sent by the postmarked deadline, the Council will consider the application on time.
5. If the event could be held with partial funding please be sure to specify that in the application.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Alfred M. Chaffee School||Mad Science||$789||Clara Barton Elementary School||Pumpernickel Puppets||$245||Hurlbut, Steven M.||Jumpin' Juba Senior Concert||$360||Newman, Howard||Music for Seniors||$375||Oxford Community Center||Summer Bandstand Concert Series||$4,225||Oxford Community Center||Oxford Community Theater Start-up||$1,312||Oxford Free Public Library||Worcester Art Museum Library Pass Program||$250||Oxford Free Public Library||Tower Hill Botanical Garden Library Pass Program||$150||Oxford Free Public Library||Art in the Yard Exhibit 2023||$2,000||Oxford Middle School||Field Trip to Old Sturbridge Village||$2,311||Oxford Middle School||Sheryl Faye Presents Historical Women||$1,513||Parisi, Rita||Gothic Ghost Tales by Candlelight||$450||Silvia, Elizabeth||The Mike and Beth Show!||$900||York, Matt||Johnny Cash - Songs & Stories||$550|