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The Framingham Cultural Council (FCC) supports activities that contribute to the cultural vitality of the community. Funds are used to support programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.

The Framingham Cultural Council awards grants to local cultural and educational organizations with funds provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. These funds are supplemented by local fund-raising and with the sale of the Framingham bracelet.

Awards Reception

The FCC hold an Awards Reception to recognize grant recipients and to designate the Cultural Council Contributor of the Year Award and a Special Recognition Award. In addition the FCC awards the Rita and Bill Collins Memorial Arts Scholarship.

This year the Awards Reception will be held on Monday, May 1 at 6:30 PM at Amazing hings Arts Center, 160 Hollis Street (508-450-2787). For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

Rita and Bill Collins Memorial Arts Scholarship

The FCC grants a scholarship to a student attending a high school in Framingham and seeking higher education majoring in the arts. The scholarship is awarded based on their work of art, music, or writing. The recipient is expected to use the funds within 12 months of the award to further the recipient’s education in the arts. See pictures of scholarship recipient's below.
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Give the Framingham bracelet as a gift and support the Framingham Cultural Council

The Framingham Bracelet, crafted in sterling silver by Bell Enterprises of Framingham, was designed as a classic piece of jewelry to reflect Framingham’s rich history.

The Victorian double-tulip design on the Framingham Bracelet was inspired by the decorative forms on the restored historic iron railing surrounding the Downtown Common.

This site was once a burial ground for Native Americans and is listed in the US Registry of Historic Places. It was redeveloped to provide a location for a variety of cultural events.

Proceeds from the bracelet support the work of the Framingham Cultural Council.

This elegant bracelet makes a treasured gift for any holiday or special occasion. It is priced at $150.00 with $60.00 tax deductable. If mailed, there is an additional charge for postage and insurance.
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Framingham Cultural Council Chair: Joel Winett Memorial Building Framingham, MA 01702-8325 508/532-5440

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