Stockbridge Cultural Council Announce 2022 Grants

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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The Stockbridge Cultural Council announced that it has awarded 26 grants ranging from $100 to $300 to support cultural programs in Stockbridge and the surrounding area. 
 
The Council received 38 applications representing a range of projects including music, theater, science and literature and awarded a total of $5400. 
 
The Council regrants funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to individuals and organizations for projects in the arts, science, and humanities. 
 
This year the Council was pleased to award grants to the following projects: 
  • Stockbridge Library Association/Ice Festival
  • The Stockbridge Sinfonia/Celebration of 50 Years of Community Music
  • Marney Schorr/Arts in Recovery for Youth
  • Alex Leff/Cycle of Memory 
  • Music in Common/The Black Legacy Project
  • Moving Arts Exchange/"One Box at a Time"
  • Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park
  • Rachel Nicholson/Mary Pope Osborne event
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/ Indigenous Peoples: We are still here
  • Berkshire Music School/All that Jazz Musical Enrichment
  • Berkshire Garden Center/Rooted in Place
  • Sculpture Now (at The Mount)
  • Great Barrington Public Theater/Berkshire Voices Reading Series
  • Berkshire Children's Chorus/A Story for the Season
  • Shakespeare & Company/2022 Fall Festival
  • Berkshire South Regional Community Ctr/Berkshire Ukulele Band, Berkshire Sings!
  • M. Alice Spatz/Creation and Completion of "Berkshire Triptych"
  • WAM Theater/2022 Season and Community Engagement
  • Berkshire Pulse/Summer Intensives
  • Berkshire Theatre Group/BTG Plays!
  • IS 183/Berkshire Artist Residency Program
  • Greenagers/Climate Action 
  • Alliance for a Viable Future/Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • Susan L. Smith/Community Coloring Books
  • Flying Cloud Institute/Stop-Motion project
  • Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries/Nature in Your Neighborhood  
Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by a board of municipally appointed volunteers. The members of the Stockbridge Cultural Council are Judith Wilkinson, Andrea Sholler, Janet Egelhofer, Barbara Cooperman, Selena Lamb, Terry Moor, Maureen O'Hanlon, Isabel Rose, Joe Tonetti, and Rena Zurofsky. Meetings are open and the public is invited to attend. 
 
Any questions or ideas for the Council, you can email your thoughts to jwilkinson@stockbridge-ma.gov.
 
The Stockbridge Cultural Council will seek grant applications again in the fall.  The Council encourages applications from individuals or organizations seeking to enhance the cultural offerings in Stockbridge and surrounding areas. For further information, please visit massculturalcouncil.org/local-council/stockbridge/.
 
 

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