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
15 Summer Street
Taunton, MA 02780-4431
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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
FY22 Funding List
||Striking Gold in the Silver City: The Taunton Art Association Celebrates 50 Years
|Express Yourself, Inc.
||Wild & Free
|Taunton Civic Chorus, Inc.
||“The British Invasion” and “One Starry Night”
|Taunton Christmas Parade
||Taunton Christmas Parade
|Taunton Diversity Network, Inc.
||Taunton Diversity Network Cultural Fair
|Taunton Public Library
||Learning ASL at the Library
|Taunton Band Boosters
||The American Band Concert at Taunton High School
||Fossils Among Us
||Henry the Juggler Performance
||I am Autistic I am Fantastic
|Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc.
||TAUNTON TALES ALIVE!- 25 TALES OF OUR PEOPLE TO LIVE BY
||Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors!
|Sharon Community Chamber Orchestra, Inc.
||Easton Chamber Music Festival
|Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus
||The Most Wonderful Time + Hello Broadway
|Roger L. Tincknell
||Beatles and Beyond
|Native Plant Trust, Inc.
||Plant Communities of Massachusetts
||Monday Night Live - Broadway and the Classics
||Building a creative Mind through African Dance for individual Mental health and community growth.
|Anna R. Sobel
||Puppet Show at the Taunton Public Library
|Attleboro Community Theatre, Inc.
||Partial Funding of ACT's 65th Season of Shows
|Taunton City Band, Inc.
||Taunton Housing Authority Concert Series
|The Attleboro Museum, Inc.
||"High Art" Exhibition: Reflections
|City of Taunton
|Applause Academy MA, Inc.
||Applause Academy Spring 2021 Season
|City of Taunton
||Honoring Our Military
||Knock on Wood, acoustic folk-rock duo
|Old Colony Historical Society
||Liberty & Union 2022
|The Road to Diversity and Understanding
||Abolition Day Celebration
|Taunton High School
||World Language and Diversity Week 2022
|Taunton River Watershed Alliance, Inc.
||Taunton River Festival
||Step Afrika! at the Zeiterion
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