Mid-Cape Cultural Council Announces 2020 Grantees

Filed Under: Non Profit News

The Mid-Cape Cultural Council has announced that it has awarded grants totaling more than  $16,000 to 21 projects benefiting residents of the towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth. 

This year’s MCCC grants include: 

  • Mid-Cape Cultural Council,“HyArts Discovery Walk” ($2,357) 
  • John Root, “Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials” ($300)
  • Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, “Alzheimer’s Family Support Center Benefit Concert” ($500)
  • Old Colony History Museum, “Passport To History 2020” ($125)
  • Quartett Giocosa,“Prodigious” ($500)
  • Cultural Center of Cape Cod, “Rise and Shine” ($1,000)
  • Alzheimer’s Family Support Center, “Arts & Ideas at Cotuit Center for the Arts” ($500)
  • Joseph Izzo, “Student Art Spotlight – Display Panels” ($1,500)
  • Natalie Zemba,“Kalliope Reed Quintet performance at Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation” ($850)
  • Song Keepers, LTD, “The TRULY Cape Jazz Fest” ($1,500)
  • Denya LeVine, “Multi-Cultural, Intergenerational Music” ($800)
  • Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation, “150th Anniversary Organ Celebration” ($1,000)
  • Handel + Haydn Society, “H+H Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program in Dennis” ($500)
  • Native Plant Trust, “Plant Communities of Massachusetts” ($700)
  • Andrew G. Buckley, “Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck” ($300)
  • Davis Bates, “Imagine That: A Summer Reading Celebration” ($450)
  • Pete Cormier, “Mindfulness & Movement” ($500)
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art, “Creative Outlets: Finding Your Voice Through Arts” ($400)
  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum, “ESL Day at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum” ($400)
  • Kathleen Healy, “Music Enrichment” ($1000)
  • Mark Chester and MIRA Coalition, “The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape Photographs of New Americans/Mark Chester Diversity Project” ($1050)

The MCCC 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. Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by the municipally appointed volunteers serving on Local Cultural Councils.

Statewide, more than $4.3 million will be distributed by local cultural councils in 2020.

The MCCC will seek grant applications again in the fall. For guidelines and complete information on the MCCC, contact Marilyn Heberling, MCCC Chair, at midcapecouncil2@gmail.com, 508-296-0138. Applications and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org.  

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