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Beverly Cultural Council Announces 2013 Grant Winners

Posted by Christina Jedra  January 23, 2013 10:00 AM

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The  following was submitted by the Beverly Cultural Council: 

Residents in Beverly can look forward to another year of live theatre, poetry in unlikely places, dinosaurs and fossils programs, concerts and special events, thanks in part to grants provided by the Beverly Cultural Council (BCC).

Almost twenty artists or groups representing a wide range of the arts received grants for 2 from the BCC, totaling over $8,963. With support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the BCC funds will provide school children unique educational opportunities, seniors with creative workshops and the general public with numerous cultural activities. Each fulfills BCC’s priorities: to provide more programs for children, families and seniors. 

“These grants support a variety of artistic projects for residents and friends of Beverly—including exhibits, festivals, field trips, performances in schools, workshops and lectures,” said Gail Eaton, Council spokesperson and co-chair.

All of the artistic projects or events will take place in Beverly to continue building the city’s reputation as a center of artistic innovation. Some are free and open to the public, while others are tailored for specific audiences at community centers. Many grant recipients reside in Beverly.

“The arts play a vital role in our community,” said Eaton. “We’re excited about each of this year’s recipients as they’ll continue to contribute great things Beverly.” 

2013 BCC grant recipients are as follows:
Denise Doucette - Musical Programs 
North Shore Concert Band- Concert
Delvena Theater Company Play - All The Presidents' Women
Music at Eden's Edge- Concert
Beverly Public Library Fun- With Fossils & Dinosaurs
Janet Applefield- “Combating Hate & Prejudice” at Briscoe Middle School
Beverly Northshoremen Barbershop Chorus- Concert
Cove Elementary School PTO- Potato Hill Poetry
Bekah Jordan- 5th Wall Immersive Theater
Ayers Ryal Side Elementary- Macbeth, Shakespeare Now!
Sarah E. Johnson Reconstructed - Art Show
St. Mary School- Museum of Science Tray Program
Quintessential Brass- Concert
Improbable Places Poetry Tour- Six readings 
North Shore Art Throb- Magazine and Web Site
Eileen Herman-Haase Dance Performance
Sea Change Theater Company- Four Productions
Express Yourself Revitalization- Mural Project
Hannah Elementary School PTO- Museum of Science, Boston

For more information on the Beverly Cultural Council visit http://www.mass-culture.org/beverly or contact Gail Eaton at gail.eaton@comcast.net or 978.969.3262.

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The purpose of the Beverly Cultural Councils is to support public programs that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in our community, and is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year.

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