FRAMINGHAM – Annually, the Massachusetts legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) which then allocates funds to each community to support community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities. The grants are for exhibits, festivals, workshops, and lectures.
Decisions about which activities to support are made at by volunteers in each community. The Framingham Mayor appointed the 11 members of the Framingham Cultural Council.
This year the Framingham Cultural Council received 42 grant applications requesting a total of $59.906.
The Council awarded 34 grants totaling $44,562.
“There were many worthwhile applications for funding but we did not have sufficient funds to grant the requested amount to all those receiving a grant. We reduced the amount we awarded in order to give grants to more applicants,” said Council Chair Joel Winett.
We are grateful to the Legislature for providing funding for these projects through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, he said.
The 2021 Framingham Cultural Council grant awards were made to the organizations for the projects in the chart below.
“I am so grateful for the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the steadfast work of the of the Framingham Cultural Council volunteers,” said Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis. “I am excited to see what these targeted funds will mean for our community. Congratulations to all of the recipients!”