The Brewster Cultural Council has announced the award of 16 grants totaling $5,782.00 - for cultural programs in Brewster and environs.
This year's grantees include: Eventide Theatre Co., Brewster Ladies Library, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Nauset Regional Middle School, Meeting House Chamber Music Festival, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Open Mic Classical, Academy of Performing Arts, Song Keepers, Cape Cod Fishermen’s Alliance, Cape Cod Repertory Theatre, Brewster Council on Aging, and the Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Center
Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by a board of municipally appointed volunteers. The members of the Brewster Cultural Council are: Joan Bernstein, Maureen Callahan, Annie Gerrity, Sharon Leder, Ralph Marotti, JoAnn Phillips, Milton Teichman, and Monika Woods.
The Brewster 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.
Statewide, more than $3.3 million will be distributed by local cultural councils in 2017. Grants will support an enormous range of grass-roots 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 Brewter Cultural Council will seek applications again in the fall. For local guidelines and complete information on the Brewster Cultural Council, contact Ralph Marotti at 508.896.6812. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org.