Cultural Council Announces 2017 Grants

The Shelburne Cultural Council approved for funding 30 projects in its 2017 grant cycle, amounting to a total of $5,175. The awarded grants range from $50 to $700. The Council received 40 applications requesting a total of $11,834.

“We were very pleased with the overall quality of the 2017 applications that our Council received,� reports Chairperson Constance Clarke. “Guided by our priorities to encourage local venues, innovation and collaboration, this list of grants reflects a rich variety of programs and projects in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.�

Anyone considering applying for funding from the Shelburne Cultural Council for the 2018 cycle should first check the Massachusetts Cultural Council website or inquire in writing to Shelburne Cultural Council, 51 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370.

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Bridge of Flowers Crosswalk Project (Spring & Summer 2017)
Community Exhibits at The Art Garden (Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall 2017)
Mary Lyon Foundation’s Big Read Author Talk, Luis Urrea (April 11 & 12, 2017)
Memorial Hall Association’s Footlights at the Falls Presents (Fall 2017)
Mohawk Trail Concerts, Music at the Arms (Oct 2016 - Feb 2017)
The Art Garden Hilltown Draw-Around (April 2017)
John Porcino’s Fairy Tale Reader Theater at Buckland-Shelburne School (Spring 2017)
Buckland Historical Society, Colonial Buckland at the Wilder Homestead (Spring 2017)
Rona Leventhal’s History Alive (February - March 2017)
Piti Theatre Company’s SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival (March 18, 2017)
Pioneer Valley Symphony’s Education Program and Concert (Spring 2017)
Charlemont Forum 2017 (Summer 2017)
Racial Justice Rising Programs (monthly 2017)
Meadowedge Art, Readers as Artists (June 2017)
Ashfield Community Theater"s spring play (May-June 2017)
The Collected Poets Series 2017 Season (February-December 2017)
Pothole Pictures Film Series (Spring 2017)
Learn Ukulele with Julie Stepanek (April 4, 2017)
Transportation for Musica Franklin After-School Program (Spring 2017)
Emma Musante’s Youth Curated Community Art Show Exploring Visual (February 2017)
Franklin Land Trust’s Winter Tracking Workshop (Winter 2017)
Heath Fair Music (August 18-20, 2017)
Arms Library’s Imagine That: Celebrating Reading (Spring 2017)
Double Edge Theatre’s The Hilltown Spectacle (July - August 2017)
Hilltown Families’ Learn Local, Play Local 2017
Ann Hutt Browning Poetry Series (Spring 2017)
Shelburne Grange Fair (August 17, 2017)
Beginner Drawing Class at Shelburne Center (January - February 2017)
Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival (March - April 2017)
Concert of Irish Music at Shelburne Senior Center (March 22, 2017)

Tentative dates are included but please check the relevant websites and calendars for actual event or performance dates.