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Royalston Cultural Council

The Royalston Cultural Council supports a wide variety of programs in the arts, theater, music, and natural history every year. In a normal year, we present the Royalston Open Mic on first Fridays from November to April.We also sponsor the annual Royalston Music Fest each July, which brings talented performers from around the region to Bullock Park for a rousing afternoon of family fun. The 2021 Open Mic took place outdoors, in the summer, in place of the Music Fest. The schedule for 2012-22 will depend on pandemic development.

We also collaborate with the Village School, Royalston Community School,
the town of Royalston, Phinehas S. Newton Library, the South Village Revitalization Association and other organizations to produce programs for students and adults, and with LCCs of neighboring towns to support events and programs that benefit our entire region. Visit our Royalston Cultural Council Facebook page for more information and updates.


Carla B. Rabinowitz

Town Hall
13 On The Common
Royalston, MA 01368

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FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

The Royalston Cultural Council gathers input from the community and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. In light of the unusual circumstance of this year, the Royalston Cultural Council will give priority to projects that can be carried out in conformity with accepted safety precautions and audience size limits. This year’s priorities include:

1. Applicants that have confirmed the support and involvement of a local community organization (required).
2. Programs that will take place inside or outside in accordance with relevant safety protocols and limits on audience size, including:
a. Participation Science and Art programs directed at K – 6.
b. Workshops and lectures by artists, craftspeople, scientists, and naturalists.
c. Programs that involve children in the visual arts.
d. Music performances for children or adults.
e. Community festivals.

In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

How well the program meets our local priorities.
Financial need
For programs needing to reach a general audience, a well thought out and executable advertising campaign.

FY22 Local Guidelines

Our survey shows that people want more community-wide events such as dances, movie nights/film series, concerts, and plays — especially comedies.

We also welcome photographers, craftspeople, nature artists, and field naturalists to offer instruction for all ages.

We also collaborate with the Village School, Royalston Community School,
the town of Royalston, and Phinehas S. Newton Library and other organizations to produce programs for students and their families.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Robert Jordan A Celebration of Lives lost $150
The Athol Historical Society, Inc. Uniquely Quabbin magazine $250
Winchendon Winds, Inc. Winchendon Winds 2022 Concert Series $100
Phinehas S. Newton Library Goucahe Painting on a Sunday Afternoon with Sonja Vaccari $400
Athol-Royalston Middle School Crocodile River Music $250
Johnny Appleseed Trail Association, Inc. Appleseed Country Fair - Live Entertainment $200
Phinehas S. Newton Library The Mushrooms of Royalston $400
Royalston South Village Revitalization Committee Aerialists' Performance at the 2022 Picnic in the Park $850
Phinehas S. Newton Library Royalston Shakespeare Company Theater Workshop $1,800
Scott Jameson Contact: The Magic of Communication Assembly $650
Millers River Educational Cooperative, Inc. Birds of Prey $300
Beals Memorial Library Beals Con: "The Sea Story" $50
James Bennett Royalston Open MicConcert Series $2,724

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