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Sharon Cultural Council Gives Grants to 16 Local Organizations

Bay Colony Productions and the Sharon Council on Aging are among the latest grant recipients.

Council on Aging. Credit: Patch file photo
Council on Aging. Credit: Patch file photo
The Sharon Cultural Council (SCC) honors the 16 local organizations to which it made grants for 2014. Sharon residents are invited to come and meet representatives of these organizations in a reception to be held Wednesday, June 11, at the Sharon Public Library from 6-8 p.m. Light (Kosher) refreshments will be served, and brief remarks will be made at 7 p.m.  
Attendees should RSVP to Paige Davis atfishtankmedia@gmail.com.

“Every year we support a wide variety of arts and educational programming to benefit the residents of the town of Sharon,” said Gloria Rose, chair of the SCC.  “This year's grant recipients are an example of the wonderful types of contributions that are made to our local cultural scene and are representative of what our fellow citizens are capable of contributing.” 

The SCC 2014 grant recipients are:

Fuller Craft Museum 
SenseElation Days
Sharon HS Drama Festival
Neponset Choral Society Concert Series
Brockton Symphony
Janet Applefield
Un-Common Theater
Young Adults Production
Sharon Council on Aging, Concert
Massasoit Community College Arts Festival
Sharon Community Chorus
Bay Colony Productions, Aladdin Jr
Beech Tree Park
Concerts in the Park
Sharon Public Library, Sparky's Puppets
Marble Collection, Magazine
Natural Resources Trust
Fall Craft FairSharon Performing Arts
Sharon Community Chamber Orchestra

Those interested in applying for 2015 grants should visit the relevant page on the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s website. Grant applications are due Oct. 15, 2014. The SCC is a part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program. As stated on the MCC website, it is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. Each year, local councils award more than $2 million in grants to more than 5,000 cultural programs statewide. The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts citizen.
Liz Leehey June 07, 2014 at 01:56 PM
Sharon Performing Artists Assoc. Was also a grant recipient.

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