Cultural grant applications now being accepted in Northborough


Northborough – The Northborough Cultural Council (NCC) is accepting applications for grants to fund programs and events that showcase arts, humanities and interpretive sciences benefiting the community. Those who have a program they believe would be eligible for consideration for funding are invited to apply through Oct. 15. Guidelines for eligibility and applications can be found at

The NCC is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 2019, the Northborough Cultural Council funded 21 grants to local artists totaling $5,776.

“This is a chance to honor the work of artists and arts organizations in Northborough,” said Selvi Oyola, NCC chair. “We are particularly excited about the range and quality of funded projects this year. Each project was chosen because of its substantial public benefit for the residents of our community.”

“Arts and culture are an important part of what makes our community unique,” noted Northborough Selectman Julianne Hirsh. “I am proud to support the work of the Northborough Cultural Council and its outstanding grant recipients.”

This year’s grant recipients include Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Audio Journal, Inc.; Catherine Weber: Arts on the Trail; Chamber Music MetroWest; Charles River Sinfonietta; Francis Hart: A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s through the Music of the Beatles; Interboro Community Band; Jim Manning: A Ballooniverse of Stories; John Root: Songbirds of the Northeast; John Root: A Celebration of Song; Leslie Havens: Concert by Solstice Sackbuts; Lisa Hayden: Abstracted Massachusetts – A Painted Journey; Marcia Waldman: Fifth-graders Study Money Paintings; Northborough Area Community Chorus; Northborough Community Affairs Committee; Northborough Cultural Council Art & Music Fest; Northborough Free Library; Northborough Historical Society; St. Bernadette School; Stephen Lewis; Worcester Natural Historical Society: Ecotarium Town Days.

The NCC extended its thanks to the community and the many legislators for their support, including Senator Harriette L. Chandler, Senator James B. Eldridge, Representative Danielle Gregoire, Representative Harold Naughton Jr., Massachusetts Cultural Council Program Manager Luis Cotto, and Northborough Selectman Julianne Hirsh.

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