The Milford Cultural Council (MCC) has awarded $15,364 in grants to 21 applicants. The grant application process to request funds for cultural events/programs within the town of Milford officially opened on October 1, 2020 with a deadline on December 14, 2020. The Council held voting meetings on January 12 and January 19, 2021 to review the applications and decide how to allocate the funds.
"The Milford Cultural Council is thrilled to have awarded over $15,000 in grant funds to 21 applicants for this coming year. Milford residents can look forward to a diverse array of upcoming projects and events that bring art, music, stories, science, and history awareness to our community." said MCC Chairperson, Geri Eddins.
Last year, MCC awarded $12,000 in grants to 20 applicants for events scheduled to happen in 2020. Due to COVID-19, ten of those 20 events have been postponed to 2021.
MCC seeks to promote excellence, inclusion, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences to foster a rich cultural experience for all Milford residents.
The current members of the MCC are: Geri Eddins-Chairperson, Bryan Cole-Vice Chairperson, Martin Montoya-Treasurer, Nicole Romiglio-Secretary, Molly Auger, Gary Bonetti, James Buckley, Sandra Buckley, Christine Daddario, Vincent Kiejzo, Jenny Lyons, Patricia Solomon & Michael Visconti.
The Council welcomes ideas, recommendations and any and all feedback in regards to programs and events to be sponsored by The Council. Interested Milford residents are encouraged to attend meetings which are held every third Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM via ZOOM