Cultural Council

The 2024 Grant Season is open.  

  • Apply for your 2024 grant here:
  • All grants must be submitted by October 17, 2023
  • Submission only accepted online through the Mass Cultural Council


  • 7 pm
  • 4th Monday of every month. However, this is subject to change and special meetings are held as needed.
  • City Hall
    15 Summer Street
    Taunton, MA 02780

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Gloria Palmer, Chairperson
  • Patricia Frances, Member
  • Dana Jones, Member
  • Anne Alexander, Member
  • Tara Sousa, Member
  • Eileen Mann, Treasurer
  • Stephaney Santiago, Secretary
  • Bonnie Knopf, Member
  • Natalie Fontes, Member
  • Kristina Fontes, Member
  • Josephine Dwuye, Member


The Taunton Cultural Council comprises a group of local volunteers, who are appointed by the Mayor, and who help promote and facilitate activities and the arts in Taunton. The Council oversees the distribution of Massachusetts Cultural Council funds to support programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences. We have funded programs that served teachers and students, seniors, artists, community events, and annual events that cover a wide, cross-section of Taunton. Locally-raised funding may be used to support cultural programs. The Taunton Cultural Council can also organize, promote, and support single and ongoing cultural events and activities; such special programs are currently being considered. Our goal is to constantly identify and reach out to any underserved community.

Our Mission

The mission of Mass Cultural Council and its local cultural council partners is "to promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities."