Wayland Cultural Council invites you to apply to us with your ideas for new projects, concerts, art shows or talks on the arts, humanities and the sciences. The activities should aim to interest and benefit the diversity of ages and interests in our town. We are looking for new and creative events to fund with our grant funds.
We support the programs that are so important to our town, at the Council on Aging, the Wayland Library, The 375 Anniversary and many other community and school events in the arts and sciences through out the year. Last year and this year we have funded three events for Wayland's 375th Anniversary; the 375 Birthday Concert, the Three Eras of Wayland History and the Mass Memories Road Show. Each year Wayland is allotted about $4300 to grant. In FY14, we accepted 14 applications. Our FY15 deadline is October 15th 2014, and we are in the fortunate position to consider even more and varied applications.
Some of the other events that we awarded grant funding to in 2014 were: the Walden Forum Community Messiah performance at Wayland High School, the Trio Cleonice Concert in January, the presentation of “A Search for Justice” at the COA in February, and then in March the concert of period music and instruments, “Music of the American Moravians”, performed at the First Parish Church. Events that were in neighboring towns were, the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra Concert, “Artists in Bloom”, held at Keefe Tech in Framingham in March, which featured amazing young performers from the region, and the Young Masters Series held at the Center for Arts in Natick.
Wayland Cultural Council always welcomes new members to the board. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact the Chair, Kathryn Grey, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a few meetings in the fall, during the granting process, and then a few more scattered over the spring and summer. It is a super way to be involved with bringing quality arts and culture to our town!
The present members are -
Kathryn Grey, Chair
Jon Saxton, Publicity & Co-Chair
Brenda Ross, Treasurer
Robert Morrison, Secretary