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Franklin Cultural Council
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355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
7 p.m. on 3rd Thurday of each month from September to May (no December meeting) in the 1st floor conference room #106 unless otherwise noted as follows...
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The Franklin Cultural Council is always seeking residents
who are interested in enriching our community
through the arts and sciences as a member of the FCC.
The FCC grants funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Town of Franklin to support such non-profit organizations and programs as The 4th of July Celebration, Concerts on the Common, Franklin Public Library, Franklin Historical Museum, Franklin Public Schools, local Arts Cultural events and so much more.
Time requirements are limited to a few hours a month,
but the cultural rewards are unlimited!

Contact the Franklin Cultural Council (FCC)

Here are the FCC 2016 Grant Recipients.

Eamon Earls/Rock Walk: Geology of Franklin
Davis Bates/Davis Bates at the Franklin Public Library
Mass Audubon Society Stonybrook Wildlife Sanctuary/Nature In Your Neighborhood
IAFK International Arts Foundation for Kids/The Largest Paintbrush In The World
Horace Mann Middle School/Shakespeare Midsummer Night's Dream
Franklin Art Association/Meeting Demonstrations
Parmenter Elementary School/Let's Make Sense
Gregory Maichack/Pastel Painting, Stunning Still Lives
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter public School/Epic Brass Quintet Concert
Janet Applefield/Combating Hate & Prejudice
Southeastern Massachusetts Community Concert Band Concert
LiveArts/2015-2016 Concert Season
Franklin Downtown Partnership/ Strawberry Stroll
Annie Sullivan Middle School/MythMastersTales from Greek Mythology
Prolatio Singers and Players
Franklin Performing Arts Company/Whatever Theatre Festival
Franklin Children's School/Family Reading Night

Enrich your community and join the Franklin Cultural Council (FCC).

Are you a Franklin resident who would like to share your interests in arts and culture? Contact the FCC by email above and learn about this committee.  Unless otherwise indicated,
meetings take place every 3rd Thursday of the month.  Time commitment is limited to a couple of hours a month, rewards are limitless.

Attleboro Art Museum
2013 FCC
Grant Recipient


Franklin Cultural Council Mission
The mission of the Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) is to encourage participation and enhance opportunities for enrichment in the cultural arts and sciences throughout our community.  Comprised of committed residents, the FCC meets monthly with the purpose of supporting events and programs through grants from the Town of Franklin and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Council Priorities & Grant Guidelines
The Franklin Cultural Council gives priority to grant applications for projects and programs held within the Town of Franklin and from new applicants and projects.
In addition, the following criteria must be met:
  • Applicant's project must be clearly related to the arts, humanities, history or interpretive sciences.
  • Applicant's project must provide adequate public benefit for the Franklin community and provide adequate public access. Explanation of handicap accessibility of the venue must be included in application.
  • Applicant must have a clear, written commitment of location and date of event from sponsoring organization or venue.
  • Funding for applicant's project must not substitute for or replace other public funding of programs in the arts, humanities, history or interpretive sciences.
  • Franklin Cultural Council funds are not intended to be used as the sole source of funding of projects.
  • Ticket prices for events will be taken into consideration during grant approval process and must be included in your application.
  • Acknowledgement of Franklin Cultural Council support must be given during the program or project and verification of such must be provided for grant payout.

Franklin Cultural Council Meetings are held promptly at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building on the 3rd Thursday of the month.


Franklin Public Library
Grant Recipient