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Cultural Arts Council

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The Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council (FTCAC) was established by the Franklin Township Council in 2011. The components of the Arts Council are visual arts, literary arts and performing arts.

Since its inception, our mission of bringing our community together through the Arts has included sponsorship of Poetry readings by township students and local/regional authors, musical performances, and photography exhibits by township residents, acting classes, cultural celebrations, and more. 

The construction of the Gazebo in yet another facet of the FTCAC’s mission, and we envision its future use for cultural events, wedding ceremonies, as well as patriotic and memorial ceremonies. The performance Gazebo octagonal architectural structure was chosen to represent our Township’s eight villages.

Join Cultural Arts

The Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council is seeking volunteers to help fulfill our mission of “bringing the community together through the arts.” The Arts Council is organizing future events in visual, literary, and performing arts. Interested residents are encouraged to contact the Council at or come to our public meetings at 6:30PM on the first Thursday of the month in the large conference room of the municipal building.




 John P. Felix    

 Vice Chair

 Zachary Lichtman    

 FTCAC Member

 Lisa Browne        

 FTCAC Member

 Jonelle M Joseph

 FTCAC Member

 Suzanne Mandong

 FTCAC Secretary

 Julia Walsh        

Township Liaison

 Saffie Kallon

Mission statement

The Cultural Arts Council shall promote and encourage the expression and appreciation of the visual, literary and performing arts in Franklin Township by utilizing and cultivating the rich diversity of talent available both within and to Franklin Township

Purpose and function

The purpose and function of the Cultural Arts Council are:

A. To investigate, develop and recommend community initiatives encouraging expression and appreciation of the arts in Franklin Township.

B. To promote initiatives and events encouraging expression and appreciation of the arts in Franklin Township.

C. To establish relationships with private and nonprofit organizations to further the expression and appreciation of the arts.

D. To leverage arts expression and appreciation to foster economic development and growth.

E. To maximize utilization of Franklin Township's indigenous arts resources, both institutional and individual.

F. To recommend public policy and legislative positions that serve to achieve the mission.