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New: Worcester Arts Council to Hold Annual Grants Reception

Thursday, April 04, 2013


The Worcester Arts Council will hold its annual Arts Grant Reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11th at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street in Worcester.

The event will recognize the awarding of forty-one grants totaling over $86,000 to artists and cultural organizations throughout the city.

Highlighting this year's list of recipients are two Worcester-based artists - sculptor/ceramist Sarah Williams and jazz trombonist and composer Jeff Galindo, each of whom received a $5,000 Fellowship Award from the council.

Other notable recipients this year include: the Worcester Historical Museum; Arts Worcester; Art in the Park; the Worcester Chamber Music Society; the Worcester Center for Crafts; Worcester Community Cable Access; the Worcester Music Project; UMass Medical School; Burncoat High School; Veterans, Inc.; he Hanover Theatre; the Canal District Alliance; and many more.

The Council accepts grant applications on an annual basis between mid-August and October 15th, with allocations made before the end of the calendar year. Grants are issued to support arts, humanities and interpretive sciences; visual artists, performing artists, science educators, historians and other humanists; as well as community, civic groups, social service organizations, schools, neighborhood centers, and youth, senior and family associations.

Admission to the reception is free and open to the public. WOO Card holders can swipe for WOO points.

For more information please visit the Worcester Art Council's website or click here.


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