Shelburne Cultural Council gives grants to local projects

Staff Writer
Published: 3/12/2019 6:34:37 PM

SHELBURNE — The Cultural Council has given 26 grants to local nonprofits, schools, companies and individuals.

Grant amounts range from $50 to $500. The total amount distributed, $5,151, includes $4,500 from the Mass. Cultural Council.

Grants have been given to the following projects:

■Heath Agricultural Society to fund fair music.

■Shelburne Falls Senior Center for a pottery-making course and an entry to Ashfield Film Festival.

■Roger Tincknell for “From Ireland to America” project.

■Racial Justice Rising for monthly racial justice events.

■Hilltown Families for a “Learn Local, Play Local” program.

■St. John’s Episcopal Church for an Ann Browning poetry series.

■Buckland Public Library for a “Day of Books and Roses” program.

■Collected Poets Readings.

■BucklandShelburne Elementary School for a “KODO: Japanese Taiko Drums” program.

■Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.

■Nolumeka Project, Inc. for the sixth annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival.

■Charlemont Forum.

■Buckland Historical Society for “Colonial Buckland at Wilder Homestead”.

■Shelburne Historical Society for “Growing Our Clothes”.

■Pioneer Valley Symphony for Education Concert.

■Arms Library for “Turning Pages with Living Fossils”.

■The Art Garden for 2019 community exhibits and the Hilltown Draw-Around.

■Ashfield Community Theater’s spring play.

■Pothole Pictures’ film series.

■Piti Theatre Company’s10th Annual SYRUP Festival.

■Footlights at the Falls for its fall play.

■John Root, in collaboration with Shelburne Grange, for “Edible Wild Plants”.

■Mohawk Trail Concerts for Music at the Arms and 2019 Summer Series.

■Shelburne Grange Fair.

Also, David Bates’ Halloween Harvest: Goblins and More was given an extension to October to accommodate Arms Library renovations.

The council aims to “encourage local cultural organizations, educators and artists to develop and share their talents through programs and events” for Shelburne residents and visitors of all ages.

In September, the council will announce the date of its annual community outreach public meeting to discuss next year’s grant cycle. View the website: https://www.mass-culture.org/Shelburne. Questions can be sent to ShelburneLCC@gmail.com.

Reach Grace Bird at gbird@recorder.com or 413-772-0162, ext. 280.




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