Cultural Council

Canton cultural council


  • Angela Mouradian  
  • Patricia Chane
  • Maxine MacPherson
  • Diann Silvia
  • Patricia Cohen
  • Maribeth McCabe
  • Lien Phan
  • Janet Cooper
  • Cynthia Thomas
  • Joyce Stenmon


Mission and Goals

The Canton Cultural Council mission 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 contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.  The Council strives to use its available grants to maximize positive impacts Canton citizens. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Please visit the Volunteer Opportunity page for current vacancies on this committee.  

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All members are appointed by the Select Board

Massachusetts and Canton Cultural Council interview with Community Television

Grant Information

According to the Mass Cultural Council (MCC), there is no community without culture: it defines our understanding of the world, provides us with a shared language, and creates meaningful connections between people, places, and institutions. Culture enriches the quality of life and well-being of individuals and families across the Commonwealth. That is why the Town of Canton supports our Local/Canton Cultural Council, festival organizers, artists and nonprofit cultural organizations to deliver powerful experiences.  These entities from Massachusetts and Canton in particular, are at the heart of our rich cultural life. Using form, sound, color, language, and movement, they help us interpret our past, understand the present, and envision a better future.  

The Canton Cultural Council is pleased to announce that starting early September, 2021, artists and non-artists (e.g. school groups wanting to bring in a lecturer on local history or social issues) can apply online for 1) direct grants to individuals and organizations, available through statewide competitive grant processes and/or 2) funds for individuals and organizations which then are then regranted as distributions by the Canton Cultural Council. The online Application Deadline is November 1, 2021.  

Here is the website link to access the application:

Last year, the Canton grant allocation from the MCC was $7,400. Members who applied for this included the Canton Community Theatre, Neponset Choral Society, Brockton Symphony Orchestra and local schools.  Other funding examples were for educational grants and all age group activities including a preschool program in the children’s library.  For more information about the State MCC, please access the website at: