The Milford Cultural Council (MCC) recently awarded over $20,000 in grants to 22 applicants for projects and events in the arts, humanities, and sciences.
This round of grants will help fund multiple musical performances, two town parades, initiatives at the Youth Center and Milford High School providing opportunities for STEM learning, public art initiatives in town parks, art instruction and exhibition, a lecture and poster exhibit at the town library, discounted or free admission to the Discovery Museum, and more.
"The Milford Cultural Council is thrilled to have awarded grant funds for programming that will help contribute to the cultural vitality of the community. Milford residents can look forward to a diverse array of upcoming projects and events that bring art, music, stories, science, and historical appreciation to our community." says MCC Chairperson Geri Eddins.
A complete list of the recently awarded grants is available on the Milford Cultural Council page on the Town of Milford website. Go to: MilfordMa.gov/milford-cultural-council and click “Milford Cultural Council Grant Recipients” in the left menu panel.
The MCC is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences, and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community
The MCC will seek applications again in the fall. For guidelines and complete information on the MCC, please visit the Milford Cultural Council page on the Town of Milford website (MilfordMa.gov/milford-cultural-council). Applications and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available at MassCulturalCouncil.org. Applications will be due in mid-October 2022.
The 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. Current members include: Geri Eddins, Chairperson; Sandra Buckley, Vice Chairperson; Martin Montoya, Treasurer; Nicole Romiglio, Secretary; Gary Bonetti, C.C. Chapman; Christine Daddario; Maxwell Li; Jenny Lyons; Patricia Solomon; Michael Visconti; and Sara Vono-Caires.
The MCC welcomes ideas, recommendations, and feedback regarding programs and events funded or sponsored by the council. Interested Milford residents are encouraged to attend meetings which are held every third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. typically in Room 14 of Town Hall. Comments and requests for information can be emailed to the council at CulturalCouncil@TownofMilford.com.