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Cultural Grants Awarded to 41 Local Artists and Organizations
In January 2012, the Pittsfield Cultural Council (PCC) awarded grants to 41 artists and local arts organizations.
“This year, the Council received many stellar applications and we are thrilled to distribute our funds to such a talented collection of individuals and groups,” said Marsha Rose McDermott, president of the PCC.
$17, 471 has been awarded to 41 grantees that will bring culture and the arts to the city of Pittsfield. In the coming year, audiences will enjoy concerts, theater, dance, educational programs, and art exhibitions—each program and event funded in part by the cultural council grants.
The grants are part of the Council’s annual grants program, which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency that supports public programs and educational activities in the arts, interpretive sciences and humanities.
The Local Cultural Council Program is the largest grassroots community grant program of its kind in the country. There are over 2,200 volunteers on 329 cultural councils, serving every city and town in the state. The LCC Program is the most extensive system of its kind in the nation to support arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.
The Pittsfield Cultural Council will seek grant applications again in the fall. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mass-culture.org/Pittsfield.
2012 Grant Recipients are listed under the “Grant Recipients” tab.