GRAFTON, Mass. ‒ The Grafton Cultural Council has been awarded a $3,870 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Announced by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as part of a statewide funding initiative, the grant will help to support a variety of cultural activities to benefit local residents. In 2012, the Grafton Cultural Council awarded 13 grants to Grafton organizations, ranging from the Grafton Public Library's PAWSing to Read program to school programs, concerts and an animal demonstration for the Grafton Land Trust.
“I am pleased the MCC has afforded the Grafton Cultural Council the opportunity to continue the amazing work they do to bring the arts to the residents of Grafton,” said State Rep. George Peterson Jr., R-Grafton. “This funding will help ensure that the unique cultural resources in Grafton will continue to benefit our citizens today, and for years to come.”
Local cultural councils comprise the most extensive public cultural funding network in the nation. They continue to provide funding to every Massachusetts city and town through 329 local councils and more than 2,300 volunteers.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council 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.