Funding Priorities

The Southborough Cultural Arts Council priorities include:

1. Funding for programs to be held in Southborough and surrounding communities.

2. Funding for individuals and organizations from Southborough and surrounding communities.

3. Funding for service organizations that benefit the town of Southborough.

4. Funding for programs that focus on the natural world and environment.

5. Overall: Funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council should serve the largest possible number of people in the community with a diversity of age groups and artistic disciplines, including the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.


The Southborough Cultural Arts Council will adhere to the following application requirements for FY 2022.
1. If the applicant’s project involves another institution or organization, a letter of agreement from that institution’s or organization’s representative must be submitted with the application. Applications that indicate only that the project is available to any interested organization will not be considered.
2. Applicants must specify the venue for the performance or project in the application.
3. Applications must specify a date for the project. Projects must take place during the calendar year (January – December) following the October application deadline.
4. Applicants submitting multiple applications should prioritize their applications.



Interested in Applying for a Grant?

If you are interested in applying for a grant but have questions, please reach out to us via email at

You can find our online application here:   Fill out the online Application here!


More detailed information about the grant application process can be found at the MA LCC website here:

Grant Application Guidelines

Grant Application Process



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Southborough Cultural Arts Council

2021 Grant Recipients





2021 Grant Recipients              Program

Symphony Pro Musica                                       2020-2021 Season

Messiah Community Chorus                            Presentation of Handel’s Messiah

Motoko Dworkin                                                 Folktales from Asia

Assabet Valley Mastersingers                           Concert Series 2020-21

Southborough Library                                        Learn to Play Ukulele

Southborough Library                                       Graphic Novel Workshop

Southborough Library                                       Family Yoga

Dayna Altman                                                     Bake it Till You Make It

Northborough Area Community Chorus       NACC 50th Anniversary Celebration

Southborough Recreation                                2021 Summer Concert Series

Catherine Weber                                                Art on the Trails 2021

Discovery Museum                                            Open Door Connections   

Mass Educational Theater                                Theater Collaboration with Algonquin Drama



The SCAC is proud to support local arts and culture in and around the Town of Southborough

and would like to recognize those in our community that bring it to life.