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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.


Gloria A. Palmer, Chairperson

City Hall
15 Summer Street
Taunton, MA 02780-4431

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FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

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, uses local artists and venues, and serves a variety of less visible Taunton communities (e.g., high needs children, senior citizens, veterans).

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

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

FY22 Local Guidelines

Applicants must demonstrate a local public benefit. Applicants must be residents or organizations in the city of Taunton or show proof that their efforts will significantly benefit the Taunton community.
Funds must demonstrate community benefit and may not be the sole means of support for a project .
Funds must not substitute or replace public funding.
Funds may not be used to purchase food.
Funds used for Capital Expenditures – equipment, construction projects,
renovation, etc. – must demonstrate public benefit, have a life expectancy
of 3+ years and have a funding match of 2:1

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Joyce Wilkins Striking Gold in the Silver City: The Taunton Art Association Celebrates 50 Years $5,000
Express Yourself, Inc. Wild & Free $500
Taunton Civic Chorus, Inc. “The British Invasion” and “One Starry Night” $2,500
Taunton Christmas Parade Taunton Christmas Parade $3,000
Taunton Diversity Network, Inc. Taunton Diversity Network Cultural Fair $4,000
Taunton Public Library Learning ASL at the Library $600
Taunton Band Boosters The American Band Concert at Taunton High School $1,000
Sandra Pearl Fossils Among Us $525
Henry Lappen Henry the Juggler Performance $450
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic $680
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. TAUNTON TALES ALIVE!- 25 TALES OF OUR PEOPLE TO LIVE BY $3,540
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $500
Sharon Community Chamber Orchestra, Inc. Easton Chamber Music Festival $400
Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus The Most Wonderful Time + Hello Broadway $4,000
Roger L. Tincknell Beatles and Beyond $600
Native Plant Trust, Inc. Plant Communities of Massachusetts $300
Rachel Daly Monday Night Live - Broadway and the Classics $300
Chefiatou Tokou Building a creative Mind through African Dance for individual Mental health and community growth. $700
Anna R. Sobel Puppet Show at the Taunton Public Library $325
Attleboro Community Theatre, Inc. Partial Funding of ACT's 65th Season of Shows $500
Taunton City Band, Inc. Taunton Housing Authority Concert Series $3,600
The Attleboro Museum, Inc. "High Art" Exhibition: Reflections $200
City of Taunton Summer Celebration $3,000
Applause Academy MA, Inc. Applause Academy Spring 2021 Season $2,000
City of Taunton Honoring Our Military $3,000
Howard Newman Knock on Wood, acoustic folk-rock duo $450
Old Colony Historical Society Liberty & Union 2022 $2,000
T.O.G.E.T.H.E.R. T.O.G.E.T.H.E.R Program $4,000
The Road to Diversity and Understanding Abolition Day Celebration $600
Taunton High School World Language and Diversity Week 2022 $3,000
Taunton River Watershed Alliance, Inc. Taunton River Festival $2,500
Maureen Farias Step Afrika! at the Zeiterion $1,000

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