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NEW: MA Cultural Council To Celebrate Worcester Arts Grants

Friday, September 27, 2013


Formed in 1999, the Worcester Cultural Coalition's mission is to 'draw on Worcester's rich and diverse cultural assets to foster economic revitalization and create a strong cultural identity for the City of Worcester.'

The Massachusetts Cultural Council will hold a Cultural Funding Awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. at The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, in celebration of recent state funds awarded to creative economy and cultural development initiatives throughout Worcester County. The event will feature Massachusetts State Senators Harriette Chandler and Michael Moore, members of the Central Massachusetts delegation, Massachusetts Cultural Council Director Anita Walker, and directors of the Worcester Cultural Coalition.

For FY14 total funding for Worcester County will be $713,190— $401,190 of which is allocated to Local Cultural Councils with the balance, $312,000, comprised of direct grants.

The event includes special performances by the Burncoat High School Quadrivium and drummers from the Gallery of African Art, along with the opportunity to meet and mingle with characters from the EcoTarium, The Hanover Theatre, Old Sturbridge Village and Worcester Art Museum.

The event is open to the public. Advanced RSVP requested to [email protected]

Worcester Cultural Coalition

The Worcester Cultural Coalition is the unified voice of Worcester's cultural community whose members are the leaders of the City's sixty-plus arts and cultural institutions and organizations.

The Cultural Coalition was formed in 1999 in partnership with the City of Worcester, Worcester Cultural Commission, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Colleges of Worcester Consortium, and Worcester County Convention & Visitors Bureau, to ensure that arts and culture play a vital role in Worcester's planning and development efforts.

Massachusetts Cultural Council

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.

The Council pursues this mission through a combination of grant programs, partnerships, and services for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and artists.


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