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Taunton Cultural Council

The Taunton Cultural Council comprises a group of local volunteers, who are appointed by the Mayor, and who help promote and facilitate activities and the arts in Taunton. The Council oversees the distribution of Massachusetts Cultural Council funds to support programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences. We have funded programs that served teachers and students, seniors, artists, community events, and annual events that cover a wide, cross-section of Taunton.

Locally-raised funding may be used to support cultural programs. The Taunton Cultural Council can also organize, promote, and support single and ongoing cultural events and activities; such special programs are currently being considered. Our goal is to constantly identify and reach out to any underserved community.


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15 Summer Street
Taunton, MA 02780-3430

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FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Community Input & Council Guidelines and Priorities
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Council Priorities
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The Taunton Cultural Council funds projects that directly benefit the Taunton residents and neighboring communities. Priority is given to proposals for programs that make it easy for Taunton residents to attend, use local artists and venues, and serve a variety of less visible Taunton communities such as high needs children, senior citizens, veterans, LGBTQ+ organizations, and organizations that center on BiPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals and communities.
Council Guidelines
1. We award Reimbursement Grants – We reimburse grantees based on the funds they have expended; supporting documentation must be included.

2. Applications must be submitted online. No paper copies are accepted.

3. Correspondence for approved grants MUST always contain the Grant Number and Project Title as shown in the approval letter.

4. The electronic submission of Grant Reimbursement requests is preferred.

5. Written commitment of artist/performer/venue must be included in proposal.

6. Community benefit ranks high in the Council’s grants decisions.

FY24 Local Guidelines

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How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Applause Academy MA, Inc. A Round of Applause: 2022-2023 season $2,000
City of Taunton Honor Our Military $2,000
City of Taunton Black History Month Celebration $2,000
City of Taunton Summer Celebration $2,000
Cope, Jr., Edward L. Balloon Animal Twisting Workshop $400
Daly, Rachel Americana and Original works for horn $300
Downtown Taunton Foundation, Inc. Downtown Art Jam $1,500
Downtown Taunton Foundation, Inc. Downtown Concert Series $1,500
Downtown Taunton Foundation, Inc. Public Art $1,500
Express Yourself, Inc. Splash! Make Waves $400
Friends of The Taunton Public Library, Inc. Eyes on the Owls Program $500
Hurlbut, Steven M. Jumpin' Juba Blues Concert $300
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $500
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic $500
Means, Pamela Pamela Means presents The Power of The Protest Song: Our Shared History and Present Day $500
Newman, Howard Knock on Wood, acoustic folk-rock duo $500
NoteAble Blend Chorus Holiday Concert $400
Old Colony Historical Society Liberty & Union Festival 2023 $2,000
Ritornello Music Stories of Resilience: Women Composers of the Baroque $700
Rosa, Alison Juneteenth $1,500
Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus, Inc. The Carols of Christmas + Radio Time Machine $2,500
T.R.U.E. Diversity, Inc. T.O.G.E.T.H.E.R. Youth Program $4,000
T.R.U.E. Diversity, Inc. "Deeper than Skin" $2,000
Taunton City Band, Inc. Taunton Community Summer Concert Series $3,000
Taunton Civic Chorus, Inc. ‘A Night of Folk Music’ and ‘Tis the Season’ $2,500
Taunton Diversity Network, Inc. 3rd Annual TDN Cultural Fair $3,000
Taunton High School World Language and Diversity Week 2023 $3,000
Taunton High School Parent Teacher Partnership Chalk the Walk $200
Taunton Public Schools Urban Art Mural $1,448
Taunton River Watershed Alliance, Inc. Taunton River Festival $2,500
Taunton Tigers Band Boosters Taunton High Band Disney Performance/Workshop 2023 $1,500
The Attleboro Museum, Inc. "High Art" Exhibition: Elemental $200
Wilkins, Joyce Drawn To Art $2,500

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 8, 2023 at 12:01 PM UTC
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