Support for the arts

Published: 9/21/2020 3:11:02 PM

Thanks for the article about the contribution that the various Franklin County Cultural Councils make to the arts in our region. Many organizations receive needed funding for projects that benefit residents county-wide.

This year, funding from the Greenfield, Buckland and Hadley Cultural Councils supported Silverthorne Theater Company’s Theater Thursday Play Reading Series which, because of COVID-19 restrictions, was performed for free. The series featured plays by local authors and had a good following with viewers (participating live on Zoom after the readings to talk about the plays with the playwrights, directors and actors).

We plan to carry on the virtual series next year as restrictions on live performance continue.

Cultural Council funds made it possible for us to pay our actor/readers, directors and playwrights, thus supporting people whose work has been heavily curtailed due to the pandemic. We are very grateful for the support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and our community to make this possible!

Lucinda Kidder

Managing director Silverthorne Theater Company, Greenfield


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