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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.


Peter C. Hoye, Chairperson

City Hall
15 Summer Street
Taunton, MA 02780-3430

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Community Input & Council Guidelines and Priorities
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Council Priorities
Get more information about council priorities from our local guidelines document.
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

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Applause Academy MA, Inc. Applause 2023-24 Season $2,000
Applause Academy MA, Inc. Applause Academy Summer 2024 $2,000
Attleboro Community Theatre, Inc. Partial Funding of Attleboro Community Theatre's 67th Season $250
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South Summer Arts Specialist $6,000
Bristol Community College Bristol Community College Goes to The Fringe $1,000
Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Inc. Brockton Symphony Orchestra (BrSO) - 2023-2024 Season: New Beginnings $200
Chace, Karen A. Carving Out Your Story $300
Daly, Rachel Winter Wonderland – Hornithology Ensemble $300
Downtown Taunton Foundation, Inc. Downtown Art Jam 2024 $2,000
Downtown Taunton Foundation, Inc. Summer Concert Series $2,000
Downtown Taunton Foundation, Inc. Public Art Mural $5,000
Druyan, Ron Tiny Tutti $278
Dworkin, Motoko Tales & Origami for Teens $600
Escola Oficial Portuguesa De Taunton Sports Club, Inc. An Evening of Portuguese Music and Dinner $2,000
Express Yourself, Inc. EXYO PLANET $500
Friends of Boyden Refuge, Inc Educational Nature Programs $1,476
Friends of The Taunton Public Library, Inc. Karen Land Dog Mushing Presentations $750
Friends of The Taunton Public Library, Inc. Herbs for Stress Management $900
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. Craft for Kids $350
Fuller Craft Museum, Inc. Craft for All $300
Joseph H. Martin Middle School Museum of Fine Arts Trip $2,000
Kelly, Kaye SheGrooves; Using Our Voices for Positive Change $800
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performance $450
Lights On Committee Lights On Festival $2,000
Lovett, Andrea Carving Out Your Story $300
MUSE, Inc. Musical Visits for Seniors $750
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! a dance series $600
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic - The Musical $780
MUSIC Hip Hop Playtime $500
Maloney, Scott I AM ... $300
Mayor's Worthy Cause Honor Our Military $2,500
Mayor's Worthy Cause Summer Celebration $2,500
Mayor's Worthy Cause Black History Month Celebration $2,500
Nemasket River Productions, Inc. Season 2024-2025 $2,000
Old Colony Historical Society Liberty & Union Festival 2024 $2,500
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. 2023-24 Concert Season and Outreach $500
Sharon Community Chamber Orchestra, Inc. Easton chamber Music Festival $300
Shea, Michael Songs and Stories of the American Folk Revival for Seniors $600
Smith, Patrick Afternoon of Brass #3 $250
Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony $200
Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus, Inc. Go Tell It On the Mountain + You Raise Me Up $4,000
T.R.U.E. Diversity, Inc. TOGETHER Youth Program $4,000
Taunton Art Association Take Part in Art $3,500
Taunton Christmas Parade Taunton Christmas Parade $2,000
Taunton City Band, Inc. Taunton City Band Concert Series $3,000
Taunton Civic Chorus, Inc. “Dreams” and “Holiday Classics” $2,710
Taunton High School African American Club -Drumline LIVE $915
Taunton High School African American Club - Show Way $835
Taunton Public Schools Boston Lyric Opera: Artist Classroom Visit: Opera 101 $2,250
Taunton River Watershed Alliance, Inc. Taunton River Festival $3,000
The Attleboro Museum, Inc. High Art Exhibition: "Distortions" $200
Triboro Youth Theatre, Inc. "The Prom" $2,000
Zaino, Nick 100 Years of Boston Comedy $250

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