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Framingham Cultural Council


The Framingham Cultural Council (FCC) supports activities that contribute to the cultural vitality of the community. Funds are used to support programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.

The Framingham Cultural Council awards grants to local cultural and educational organizations with funds provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. These funds are supplemented by local fund-raising and with the sale of the Framingham bracelet.

The Framingham Council Council is part of a new pilot program eliminating the requirement that awards made using the Mass Cultural Council allocation be reimbursement-based. During this pilot program, we will be making grant money available in full to grantees once their projects are approved. If you are awarded a grant, you will be required to submit a final report to the Local Cultural Council upon completion of your program.

Please read the full Supplemental Grant Pilot Guidelines.

Awards Reception The FCC holds an Awards Reception to recognize grant recipients and to designate the Cultural Council Contributor of the Year Award and a Special Recognition Award. In addition, the FCC awards the Rita and Bill Collins Memorial Arts Scholarship.

Rita and Bill Collins Memorial Arts Scholarship

The FCC grants a scholarship to a student attending a high school in Framingham and seeking higher education majoring in the arts. The scholarship is awarded based on their work of art, music, or writing. The recipient is expected to use the funds within 12 months of the award to further the recipient's education in the arts. See pictures of scholarship recipient's below.
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Framingham Cultural Council Joel Winett 10 Berkeley Road Framingham, MA 01701 508-877-1627

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