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Lawmakers Announce Cultural Grants For Wakefield

Wakefield Cultural Council gets state grants totaling $5,070.

The following is an announcement from the office of State Senator Katherine Clark:

Senator Katherine Clark (D-Middlesex & Essex), Representative Paul Brodeur (D-Melrose) and Representative Donald Wong (R-Saugus) announced today that the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has awarded the Wakefield Cultural Council a Local Cultural Council Program grant totaling $5,070.

Clark said that the grants support 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.

“These grants play a central role as we work to develop our local cultural council programs,” said Senator Clark. “With the help of this grant, the Wakefield Cultural Council will be able to continue its mission of supporting local arts programs in the community.”

“I am thrilled the Wakefield Cultural Council is receiving this money,” said Representative Brodeur.  “This grant supports our local programs, helps our local economy, and improves the quality of life in our community.”

“During this time of economic need, we are grateful to have received this grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council,” said Representative Wong. “I look forward to the Wakefield Cultural Council’s ongoing effort to bringing cultural and artistic events and activities to the town of Wakefield.”

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.

Diane Lee September 17, 2012 at 10:31 AM
Happy to hear this. I'm the Cultural Arts Chair at my childs school for the past 6 years I've applied for a grant from the Wakefield Cutural Arts Council. Without their help we wouldn't be able to bring in some of the programs we do.

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