The Peabody Cultural Council has awarded a total of $10,583 to various artists and organizations in the area working to promote the arts in Peabody.
This year grants were awarded to 14 projects, including music, visual arts, performing arts, and literature.
Funds for the cultural council's annual awards are provided by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which distributes funds to cultural councils across the state to “promote the arts and to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents while contributing to the economic viability of our communities.”
The deadline for submission for the Peabody Cultural Council competitive funding round is Oct, 15 of each year. For additional information, visit the Peabody Cultural Council website at www.mass-culture.org/Peabody.
Below is a full list of this year's grant winners:
The Threshold Singers, “Singing as Part of Palliative Care for Patients” program, in which singers perform for the severely ill and dying in hospices, hospitals, nursing and private homes; Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Choral Program, “Masterworks Concert” which provided an opportunity for the high school choral program to perform Mandel’s Messiah before an audience at Peabody City Hall Auditorium; The Peabody Institute Library, “Fall Concert Series” free performances held in the Library’s Sutton Room featuring choral ensembles and soloists performing classical works; Soprano Ruth Harcovitz’s “Italian American Month Concert” at the Peabody Council on Aging featuring Neopolitan songs, opera arias, and Italian popular songs; The Peabody Public Schools Performing Arts Program’s “Field Trip to Boston’s Symphony Hall” which is an opportunity for Peabody fifth grade students to attend a Boston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert; Music at Eden’s Edge for the project “Music in Our Community” which is a program designed to give a deeper understanding of chamber music to a wider audience; and the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, Inc., for its “Outreach Chamber Concert” which will present a chamber music outreach concert for residents at a local Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Gregory Maichack, “Georgia O’Keefe: How to Paint Pastel Flowers” a class at the Peabody West Branch Library where an award winning pastelist provides instruction, demonstration and encourages hands-on work by participants; The Peabody Art Association, “Non-Profit Artists Workshops,” which provides seven One-day painting workshops in various mediums; The Peabody Council on Aging for “George Sippel’s Model Shipbuilding classes” which allows visitors to the Peabody COA an opportunity to learn to build model ships free of charge in the spirit of the late George Sipple who began the program; and Frank Reichardt’s, “Woodcarving Class” which allows participants to work on a woodcarving of their choice under Mr. Reichard’s supervision.
Passos Avante Preschool is sponsoring a performance for their students called “The Sea Story,” a live marionette performance featuring mermaids, pirates and sea creatures to introduce young children to the theater arts; Denis Cormier presents “Hands-On History of the American Revolutionary War,” which brings the American Revolution to life with a cast of re-enactors and actual equipment, uniforms, and artifacts from that period to Peabody fifth grade students.
The Marble Collection, Inc., through its online publication , “The Marble Collection, Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts,” featuring student’s literature, music, art, and video works, provides students in grades 8-12 with an opportunity to publish their works, along with mentoring workshops and one-on-one tutoring to help hone their work before publication.