Thursday, November 12, 2009

MA gives $177K to cultural facilities

The state of Massachusetts’s Cultural Facilities Fund has awarded feasibility and technical assistance grants totaling $177,375 to nine organizations. The program, which is jointly administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the state economic and development authority MassDevelopment, funds the building, repair, and expansion of cultural facilities across the commonwealth.

The recipients are:
Berkshire Carousel (pictured above), Pittsfield, $16,875
Center for Arts at the Armory, Somerville, $12,950
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Yarmouth, $7,875
EcoTarium, Worcester, $18,750
Lynn Memorial Auditorium, Lynn, $26,250
Massachusetts High School Drama Guild, Chelmsford, $25,300
New England Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin, $18,750
Provincetown International Film Festival, Provincetown, $13,125
Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet, $37,500
Including these new grants, the program will have funded 224 projects totaling more than $37 million since it was created by an act of the Massachusetts Legislature in 2006. The Legislature continued to fund the program through the last fiscal year, but no new grant applications are being accepted now because additional funding was not included in the current fiscal year’s budget.


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