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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 2022 Open Mic took place outdoors, in the summer, in place of the Music Fest. The schedule for 2022-23 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.


James Taylor

Town Hall
13 On The Common
Royalston, MA 01368

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 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.

FY23 Local Guidelines

Council 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

FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
1794 Meetinghouse, Inc. Quabbin Valley Pro Musica 2022-2023 season $100
Bennett, James Royalston Open Mic $1,000
Millers River Educational Cooperative, Inc. Peter and the Wolf and Hansel and Gretel performances $600
Orange Revitalization Partnership, Inc. Starry Starry Night $200
Phinehas S. Newton Library Royalston Shakespeare Company Theater Workshop $1,400
Phinehas S. Newton Library Creating with Clay for Adults $800
Phinehas S. Newton Library Native American Birch Bark Baskets with Jennifer Lee $600
Royalston Community School Newsies Jr. $1,200
The Athol Historical Society, Inc. Uniquely Quabbin magazine $100
Village Improvement and Historical Society of Royalston Caring for Royalston's Gravestones $750

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on June 7, 2023 at 12:49 PM UTC
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