Arlington Cultural Council Awards 16 Grants
Arlington Cultural Council has announced 16 grantees for 2019. The total awarded was $15,705.
The local council's allotment from Massachusetts Cultural Council was $13,700, up from $12,300 from 2016-18. Awardees are:
Arlington Public Art: PATHWAYS: Contemporary Art on the inuteman, $2,000
Belmont World Film: 16th Annual Family Festival, $750
Delvena Theatre: Ann and Abby, $550
Discovery Museum, Acton: Especially for Me, $250
Fox, Dan: Family Jazz Program and Instrument Petting Zoo, $600
Friends of Magnolia Park: Summer Concert Series, $1,500
Green Art Workshop: Whimsical Weavings, $1,000
McGowan, Rebecca: Irish Social Dance, $880
Philharmonic Society of Arlington: Almost-Spring Concert “A Game of Pairs” $1,000
Robbins Library: Arlington Author Salon, $1,460
Rudnick, Ben: Ben Rudnick & Friends Concert in Menotomy Rocks Park, $550
Shozawa, Katherine: Vita Project, $1,000
Thompson School: Japanese House Excursion and Suminigashi experience, $1,500
Tincknell, Roger: Elvis to the Everly Brothers, $365
True Story Theater: LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Stories, $1,300
Statewide, more than $3.3 million are distributed by local cultural councils each year. Grants support an enormous range of grass-roots activities: concerts, exhibitions, radio and video productions, field trips for schoolchildren, after-school youth programs, writing workshops, historical preservation efforts, lectures, First Night celebrations, nature and science education programs for families and town festivals. Nearly half of such funds support educational activities for young people.
The Arlington Cultural Council will seek applications for calendar year 2020 in next fall. The application deadline is Tuesday, October 15. Information and forms will be available Sept. 1 at www.mass-culture.org.
Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by ACC’s board of municipally appointed volunteers. ACC’s website is http://artsarlington.org/grants-and-resources/ Contact the group at arlingtonculturalcouncil at gmail.com. See it on Facebook>>
The Arlington Cultural Council seeks additional members throughout the year. Interested parties can email arlingtonculturalcouncil at gmail.com and attend one of our monthly meetings to find out more about what being a member entails. All meetings are public and are listed on the town website, as are current members, here >>
MCC is the state agency that funds ACC and 328 other local councils with money allocated by the state Legislature.