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 02780-3430
FY23 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, 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.
FY23 Local 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.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|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||Lights On Committee||Lights on Festival||$1,500||MUSIC Dance.edu||Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors!||$500||MUSIC Dance.edu||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 Christmas Parade||Taunton Christmas Parade||$1,500||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||THS African American Club - Black History Month 2023 - Museum of Fine Arts Boston||$900||Taunton High School||THS African American Club - Museum of African American History||$800||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||Tokou, Chefiatou||Urban and Traditional African Dance||$700||Wilkins, Joyce||Drawn To Art||$2,500|