State grants totaling $17,940 will go to nonprofit cultural organizations and schools in Medford
Senator Patricia Jehlen, Representative Paul Donato, Representative Sean Garballey, and Representative Carl Sciortino announced that the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has awarded a $15,440 grant to the Medford Arts Council and a $2,500 grant to the Tufts University Art Gallery. These 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 MCC grants help encourage the thriving arts community in Medford and will benefit all of the city’s residents,” said Senator Jehlen. “I am proud that the Commonwealth continues to support the arts and am happy to announce these grants today.”
“These grants help to enrich our community and I am proud to continue to support such programs,” said Representative Donato.
“I am delighted that the Massachusetts Cultural Council has awarded grants to the city of Medford,” said Representative Garballey. “These investments will benefit all Medford residents through the promotion of cultural projects, the arts, and local nonprofit jobs.”
“The arts and its associated cultural activities have always been part of Somerville’s identity,” said Representative Sciortino. “These generous grants will encourage that identity, and will provide opportunities for the next generation of city residents to engage and grow in the arts.”
The grants were part of MCC’s $8 million statewide investment in the nonprofit cultural sector. The MCC 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. MCC’s total budget for the current fiscal year is $11.2 million, which includes annual grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. For more information, please visit www.massculturalcouncil.org.
- Submitted by State Senator Pat Jehlen’s office