The Bedford Cultural Council Announces Local Grants Awarded for Bedford
Representative Charles A. Murphy and Doris Smith, Chair of the Bedford Cultural Council, have announced the award of 11 grants totaling $5,040 for cultural programs in Bedford. Grant recipients include the Bedford 4H Club, the CASE Collaborative, and local artist Halsey Burgund. A complete list of recipients and grant amounts can be found below.
The Bedford 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 Massachusetts 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 Bedford Cultural Council are: Kathleen Byrnes, Jane Franklin, Kenneth Gordon, Mary Johannssen, Sue McCombs, Ginny Packer, Doris Smith, and Nancy Willett.
This year's grants include:
Bedford Photographers Showcase – BCAT: $500
4-H, Farm to Community – Bedford 4-H Club: $600
“In the Eyes of Another” film – Matthew Nearney: $1,000
Music Enrichment for Special Needs Children – CASE Collaborative: $500
Scapes – Halsey Burgund: $600
Third Friday Crafternoons – Bedford Center for the Arts: $500
“Thirteen Things About Ed Carpolotti” – Bedford Council on Aging: $325
Wild Apples: Spring Issue 2010 – Wild Apples, Inc.: $150
PASS Grants awarded were:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – Shawsheen Valley Technical High School: $265
Lowell National Historical Park – Lt. Job Lane Elementary School – 4th grade: $400
Minuteman National Historical Park – Lt. Job Lane Elementary School – 5th grade: $200
The Bedford Cultural Council will seek applications again in the fall. Information and forms are available online at http://www.massculturalcouncil.org. Applications are due Oct. 15th.