The Framingham Cultural Council awarded 26 grants totaling $17,037 out of the
41 grant applications, requesting a total of $35,172.
Of these 26 grants awarded, 21 are for artistic projects and activities in Framingham and 5 provide subsidies for school-aged children to attend cultural field trips.
The grants are for exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies, performances in schools, workshops, lectures and support for 2 capital projects.
The funded projects are:
Access Framingham: Arts/Cultural TV Broadcast
Amazing Things Art Center: Sound Enhancement Project
Barbieri Elementary School: Techsploration
Barbieri Elementary School: 10th Annual Authors Day
Brophy Elementary School PTO: New England Aquarium Traveling Tidepools
Brophy Elementary School PTO: Abraham Lincoln American President
Creative Arts Council of Framingham: Orchestrating Kids through Classics
Danforth Museum of Art: John Wilson Exhibit
Framingham Public Library: Sunday Concert Series
Framingham Public Library: 2013 Summer Reading Adventure
The Heritage Chorale, Inc.: 2013 Pops Concert: The Gift of Song
Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary: Capturing the Natural Beauty of Framingham
McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School: Heifer International Global Village/Overlook Farm (Field Trip)
McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School: World Ocean School/Roseway Pilot Ship/Boston Harbor (Field Trip)
McCarthy Elementary School: Tales from Asia and Africa
Metrowest Symphony Orchestra: Metrowest Symphony Orchestra Concert
Performing Arts Center of MetroWest: Performance Hall Risers
Potter Road Elementary School: Museum of Fine Arts (Field Trip)
St. Bridget School: A Day With Two Authors
St. Bridget School: Tsongas Industrial History Center (Field Trip)
Stapleton Elementary School: Motion Forces and Work
Stapleton Elementary School: Len Cabal, Storyteller
Wilson Elementary School: Harvard-Peabody Museum of Natural History (Field Trip)
Walsh Middle School: Happily Ever After Costuming the Renaissance
Piti Theatre Company/Amazing Things: To Bee or Not To Bee
Framingham High School: Tap Dancing with Josh Hilberman
Framingham Cultural Council (FCC) Chair P. Nandi Varris said “Art motivates us to create new ideas, to understand different viewpoints, and to communicate with individuals, communities and nations. FCC is grateful to the variety of outstanding awardees whose projects will enrich our community.”
The Framingham Cultural Council will hold an appreciation event later in the spring to recognize those who have received a grant.
The Framingham Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth.