Friday, February 7, 2014

Bridgewater Cultural Council Awards Grants




The Bridgewater Cultural Council recently awarded grants to nineteen individuals, schools, libraries and organizations. The Committee received 23 grant applications for programs including music, art, and promotion of literature.

Current recipients include:

· Edutainment for Seniors, Duane Sullivan and Elyse O’Connor, Bridgewater Nursing Home, $400

· Music in the Parks, Bridgewater-Raynham Music Boosters, $500

· Mythmasters Tales from Greek Mythology, Williams Intermediate School, $787

· [SENSE]ation Days, Fuller Craft Museum, $200

· National Resources Trust of Easton, Salutes Local Talent at Harvest Fair, $300

· Soule Homestead, Harvest Fair and Joe Davies Folk Festival, $500

· Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, 98th Season, Concert, $150

· Big Ryan Storyteller, Mitchell Elementary School, $1648

· Gregory Maichack, Sunflower Pastel Painting Workshop, Bridgewater Public Library, $448

· Magic of Science, Summer Reading Kickoff Event, Bridgewater Public Library, $450

· Songbirds of the Northeast, John Root, Bridgewater Senior Center, $225

· Switchboard Beautification Project, Jamaal Eversley, $500

· Jubilate Chorale, Concert, $500

· Southeastern MA Festival Chorus, Concert, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, $500

· Manguito Latin Music, Concerts, Bridgewater Middle School, $1369

· Soup Kitchen Music Series, Fred Ames, $100

· Taunton City Band, Community Band Concert, Bridgewater Nursing Home, $530

· ArtKitchen CafĂ© Performance Series, Fuller Craft Museum, $300

· Hanson Children’s Museum, Field Trip, $600

“The Bridgewater Cultural Council was pleased to award these grants, totaling $10,007, to a very deserving group of applicants”, said Matt Putnam, Bridgewater Cultural Council Chairman.

Members of the Bridgewater Cultural Council include Matt Putnam, Chairman, Angela Dimisioris, Mark Oliver, Kathryn Golden and Nora Tarr.

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 Secretary/Clerk. Interested persons should contact Matt Putnam at 508-697-4174.

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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