Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bridgewater Cultural Council Awards

With the help of a $7420 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Bridgewater Cultural Council recently awarded grants to 18 individuals, schools and organizations. The Committee received 26 grant applications for programs including music, art, and promotion of literature.

Current recipients include: 

Robert Lundquist, Jacquelyn Rose, Robert Furness, Snapshots of Society local history project, $700
Bridgewater Antiphonal Brass Society, Band Concert 4th of July, $550. 

Bridgewater Middle School, New England Percussion Ensemble, $1375
Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Spring Concert, $190. 

Fuller Craft Museum, artKitchen Café performance, $300.
George Mitchell Elementary School, Big Ryan (storyteller), $1000,
Gregory Maichack, Painting Workshop, $445.
Jubilate Chorale, Inc., Winter Concert, $400.
The Marble Collection, Literary Magazine for students, $200.
Taunton City Band, Public Band Concert at Bridgewater Nursing Home, $500.
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, Empty Bowls (art) Project, $250.
Shane Wood Jazz Trio, Public Concert, $500.
Soule Homestead Education Center, Harvest Fair & Joe Davies Folk Festival, $300.
Scott Jameson, Magic and Juggling at the Bridgewater Public Library, $495.
Solstice Sackbuts, Concert, Medieval/Renaissance Music, Bridgewater Public Library, $450.
Spencer Aston, Fenway Quintet Concert at Bridgewater State University, $600.
Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School Music Program, Music in the Parks, $500.
Hanson Children's Museum, Wild West Traveling Exhibit at the Mitchell Elementary School, $500.

“The Bridgewater Cultural Council was happy to award these grants and support these fine programs which are available to Bridgewater residents”, said Matt Putnam, Bridgewater Cultural Council Chairman.

Members of the Bridgewater Cultural Council include Matt Putnam, Chairman; Mary O’Connell, Secretary; and members Angela Dimisioris, Mark Oliver, and Kathryn Golden.

At the present time, the Bridgewater Cultural Council has multiple vacancies and would welcome new members. The Cultural Council supports community-based projects and activities in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to benefit the residents of Bridgewater, through dispensing public funding allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The Council is responsible for informing the public about the availability of public funding for cultural projects and for reviewing and approving applications. The budget of the Massachusetts Cultural Council is determined annually by the State Legislature.

Residents who have experience or an interest in the arts, event planning, fund raising, marketing, record keeping and public relations are urged to apply. Also needed is someone to assume the role of Treasurer and volunteers who want to take on leadership roles.

Interested persons should contact Matt Putnam or Mary O’Connell. The Council Secretary’s email address is: oconnell.marybcc@gmail.com.

The Bridgewater Cultural Council maintains a post office box and correspondence should be addressed to: Bridgewater Cultural Council, Box #832, Bridgewater, MA 02324

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