April 15, 2010 – Mayor Domenic Sarno and L’Kuicha Parks, Chairperson of the Springfield Cultural Council, have announced the award of 38 grants totaling $105,426.
Grant recipients include the Armory Quadrangle Civic Association, Community Music School and the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival. (A complete list of recipients and grant amounts is attached.)
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated that “the City of Springfield is pleased to assist all of the organizations with this grant funding.” “This funding will provide the arts and entertainment community with funding to put on performances that will foster economic activity,” added Sarno.
L’Kuicha Parks stated “these grant recipients represent a wide variety of genres of artistic endeavors throughout Springfield in 2010 and the Springfield Cultural Council hopes that the public will have the opportunity to attend some of the events this year.” “The Springfield Cultural Council is proud to support each and every one,” stated Parks.
The Springfield Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils, funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, 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 each year.
The Springfield Cultural Council will seek applications again in the fall. Information and forms are available online at www.springfieldculturalcouncil.org or www.massculturalcouncil.org. Applications will be accepted after September 1st and are due October 15th. Information may also be obtained by calling 413-543-6930.