Milton Cultural Council announces the award of 16 grants

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16 grants totaling $7,234 to be awarded by Milton Cultural Council

The Milton Cultural Council has announced the award of 16 grants totaling $7,234 for cultural programs in Milton.

Grant recipients include the Milton Art Center, Friends of the Milton Public Library, and the Milton Young Musicians Festival. A complete list of recipients and grant amounts can be found below.

The Milton Cultural Council is part of a network of 329  Local Cultural Councils serving all 351  cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences, and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by a board of municipally appointed volunteers. The members of the Milton Cultural Council are Alison Moll, Christopher Hart, Martha Kennedy, Patricia Ostrem, Doug Scibeck, Lisa White, Debra Fidrocki, Sue Bertram, Evita St. Andre, and Allegra Murray.

“It’s the local volunteers who really make this system work,” stated Senator Walter Timilty. “They make limited resources go as far as possible. Moreover, the local volunteers make the tough decisions about which projects should be supported. Thanks to them, the arts, sciences, and humanities are an integral part of people’s everyday lives in every community across the Commonwealth.”

Statewide, more than $3.3  million will be distributed by local cultural councils in 2018.  Grants will support an enormous range of grassroots 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 LCC funds support educational activities for young people.

The Milton Cultural Council will seek applications again in the fall. For guidelines and complete information on the Milton Cultural Council, go to  www.mass-culture.org/milton or contact Alison Moll at [email protected]. Applications are due mid-October.

This year’s grants include:

Name                                Project title          Amount

Applefield, Janet – Combating Hate & Prejudice – $250

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra – Joyful Noise! Holiday Concert 2017 – $75

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra – Joyful Noise! Holiday Concert 2018 – $75

Canton Community Theatre – It’s A Wonderful Life – $50

Charles River Sinfonietta – Chamber Music Concert in Milton Public Library – $75

Cunningham PTO – Mandala Project – $500

Fisher, Martine – Caribbean and Latin America Music at Pierce Middle – $650

Forbes House Museum – Lincoln Day Celebration 2018 – $500

Friends of the Milton Public Library – Teen Workshop with Empow Studios – $200

Friends of the Milton Public Library – Handicapping the Oscars – $275

Milton Art Center – Spring Music Series – $400

Milton Art Center – Pix and Fix @ MAC – $400

Milton Community Concerts – Milton Community Concerts – $500

Milton Farmers Market – Spring Music for the Next Nine Years (Year 2) – $434

Milton Fuller Housing Corporation – An Evening of Magical Celebration – $150

Milton Interfaith Clergy Association – MICA MLK Jr. Celebration Poem/Essay/Art Contest – $500

Milton Performing Arts Charitable Group – Milton Young Musicians Festival – $400

Noel Vigue – Milton Public School Parent Speaker Series – $375

Pierce Middle School PTO – Pierce Middle School Mosaic – $500

Sharon Community Chorus – Holiday & Pops – $75

Smith, Cynthia – Hate Has No Home Here – $750

South Shore Children’s Chorus – South Shore Children’s Chorus 2017-2018 Season – $100

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