Senator Finegold’s office forwarded information on the Mass Cultural Grants awarded to Dracut for the upcoming year.
NEW STATE GRANTS BENEFIT CULTURAL COMMUNITY IN DRACUT
Finegold and Garry announce state grants totaling over $8k to go to Dracut Cultural Council
DRACUT—State Senator Barry Finegold and State Representative Colleen Garry today announced that the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has awarded grants totaling $8,100 to the Dracut Cultural Council.
This grant supports a wide variety of cultural activities and projects that benefit local residents, while supporting jobs in the nonprofit cultural sector. The announcement was made as part of MCC’s statewide funding program.
“MCC grants help to ensure that the unique cultural resources in Dracut and the extraordinary breadth of cultural activity across the Commonwealth continue to flourish and benefit our citizens today and for years to come,” Finegold said. “The impact of state support for the arts, humanities, and sciences is significant. The Dracut Cultural Council really makes an effort to support a variety of groups and programs so I look forward to see what the Council introduces the town to this year.”
“I am happy that we continue our commitment to the arts in this Cultural Commission grant for Dracut. Exposure to the arts is vital for citizens of all ages, “said Garry.
The grants were part of MCC’s $8 million statewide investment in the nonprofit cultural sector. Dracut will benefit from the following program:
Local Cultural Councils: $2.3 million
Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) comprise the most extensive public cultural funding network in the nation. They provide funding to every Massachusetts city and town through 329 local councils and more than 2,300 volunteers. The councils support local arts and history, fund school field trips, and sponsor local concerts and exhibitions. Grants to local councils range from $3,870 for the smallest towns to $74,270 for Worcester and $133,320 for Boston, according to a formula that reflects the state’s local aid system.
About the Massachusetts Cultural Council
The MCC is a state agency supporting the arts, sciences, and humanities, to improve the quality of life in Massachusetts and its communities. It pursues its mission through a combination of grants, services, and advocacy for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and artists. MCC’s total budget for the current fiscal year is $11.2 million, which includes annual grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. For more information, please visit www.massculturalcouncil.org.