SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – The Shrewsbury Cultural Council (SCC) has announced the award of 21 grants totaling $8,314to help support a variety of cultural programs offered locally during 2014. Twelve grants received total funding and nine received partial funding due to the limited funds available to the SCC.
Grant recipients are: Fruitlands Museum; Centre Stage Productions; Theatrical Magic (Shrewsbury Public Library); Shrewsbury High School; Women of Jazz (Library); America in Relief (Spring Street School); Heifer Farm Project (Sherwood Middle School); Jordon Pond Parade of Lights; Worcester County Horticultural Society; Symphony Pro Musica; Audio Journal; Assabet Valley Mastersingers; Shrewsbury Council on Aging; Northboro Area Community Chorus; Worcester Chamber Music Society; Regatta Players; Arts on the Green Concert Series (First Congregational Church); Calliope Productions; Charles River Sinfonietta (St. Mary’s Church); Acton Discovery Museum (Paton Elementary School).
The Shrewsbury Cultural Council is one of 329 cultural councils in Massachusetts. It functions under the authority of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), which received $2.63 million in state funds for 2014 for distribution to the local councils. The MCC is the most extensive public cultural funding network in the nation, funding every Massachusetts city and town. Statewide, more than 2,300 volunteers administer the grants program. The local councils support art, science and humanities programming which includes, funding school field trips, concerts, theatrical productions, science projects and other cultural events.
Grant applications can be downloaded from the SCC website: http://www.mass-culture.org/Shrewsbury.
Council members are: Mark Adler (Chair), Elizabeth Leitko, William Sigalis, Linda Cavallero, Sandra McManus, Lee Reid, Caroline Reich, and NeenaMohanka.