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Wrentham Cultural Council
Announces 2018 Grant Recipients


WRENTHAM - The Wrentham Cultural Council is pleased to announce the grant award recipients for the calendar year 2017:

  • Armstrong, Lisa (The Un-Common Theatre): YPP Show - Honk JR
  • Armstrong, Lisa (The Un-Common Theatre): Spring Show - Little Shop of Horrors
  • Crowley, John: Crackerbarrel Band Concert
  • Daly, Rachel: Infinity and Beyond - Hornithology Summer Horn Ensemble
  • Daniels, Jason (Live Arts): 2017-18 Series: Arts and Promotion
  • Firicano, Cathy: Picasso Blue Period Guitars
  • Genetti, John: In the Eyes of Another
  • Hall, Philip: Greater Milford Ballet Company - Nutcracker
  • Higgins, Lori: Music with Mr. Dave
  • Lewis, Steven: Stop Violence Against Women - An International Poster Exhibit
  • Maichack, Gregory: Monet's Magic: Pastel Paint Monet's Water Lilies
  • Nadow, Elizabeth: Ed Popielarczyk's Magical Moments Show
  • Narvaez, Laetilia: Bilingual Story Hour
  • Schroeder, Jane: Hockomock Film Festival
  • Volpe, Jacqueline: Mindfulness Festival
  • Whipple, Kirk: Duo Pianists - Whipple and Morales in Concert

The amount allocated to the Wrentham Cultural Council from the state of Massachusetts was $4,600. Applications were considered with the following priorities in mind: innovative, collaborative, and creative; showed strong planning and evidence of ability to follow through; addresses a community need or reach an underserved population; local artists given preference. Congratulations to this year’s grant recipients.

The Wrentham Cultural Council will seek applications again in the fall. Information and forms are available online at Applications are due in early October.

The Wrentham Cultural Council (WCC) is the local branch of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In addition to awarding grants, The Wrentham Cultural Council also plans exhibits and events at the Old Fiske Museum, and “Arts on the Common,” the premier annual cultural event in Wrentham, featuring juried, handcrafted fine arts and crafts, performance art and interactive activities to be held June 4th.

Residents interested in joining the cultural council may contact The Wrentham Cultural Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more about the Massachusetts Cultural Council, visit

The Wrentham Cultural Council strives to enhance the cultural vitality of our community by supporting activities and projects for the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences that will engage the citizens of Wrentham. 


The Wrentham Cultural Council will only accept online applications.

In September, online applications are available from the MCC for LCC applicants via

In the design of this new system, the MCC strives to provide an improved application process for applicants AND an easier reporting process for LCC volunteers, while maintaining two of the core features of the LCC Program: accessibility and local autonomy.

Some highlights of the new online application system include:

  • Applicants will complete their forms online and upload any required supplemental materials by the October deadline.
  • Field Trip applications will be streamlined into the Standard Grant application. Schools may still apply for field trips using this application.
  • By November, online submissions will be collated by the MCC for each LCC, then delivered to LCC members in the form of a PDF panel book. Key data points from the online submissions will also be brought into each LCC's online Annual Report by the MCC to alleviate the burden of entering data about applications.
  • Between November and December, councils will hold grant cycle voting meetings to make decisions on applications.
  • By January 2018 councils will have completed their online Annual Report. Once the council submits their online Annual Report, approval or denial letters will be delivered.
  • Please note: The Wrentham Cultural Council will only accept applications On-Line.

Local Guidelines

We encourage applicants to team up with a local organization to jointly present a cultural project which has a specified program/event date, a marketing plan for attracting the target audience to the program, and a contingency plan for partial grant funding. Keep in mind that average grants are modest ($200-$500).

When preparing the application, follow the instructions carefully:

  • Answer all questions clearly and completely. Pay close attention to the budget section and include the amount requested as indicated.
  • Applications must be submitted no later than October.

Guidelines for Grants

The Wrentham Cultural Council will only accept online applications.

Applications are considered with the following priorities in mind:

  • Projects that are innovative, collaborative, and creative.
  • Projects that show strong planning and evidence of ability to follow through
  • Projects that address a community need or reach an underserved population.
  • Projects by local artists or organizations
  • Community based programs and events.
  • An applicant may not submit more than two project applications per grant cycle.
  • An applicant is limited to 2 (two) consecutive years that a project can be re-submitted for funding.
  • Applicants must provide their own publicity for their project.

The Wrentham Cultural Council is a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency