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March 11, 2013

Rowley Cultural Council awards seven local grants

ROWLEY — The Rowley Cultural Council recently announced the award of seven grants for local programs in 2013. The grants, which are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, totaled nearly $4,500.

Grants recipients and award money uses are:

Friends of the Rowley Public Library — passes for five museums

Rowley Public Library — “Bugging Out” science program presented by Marvelous Marvin with circus arts, magic, music & poetry

Council on Aging — Tommy Hull’s Musical Journey Through the Years — entertainment for Rowley seniors

Triton 21st Century Programming — production of Flat Stanley Jr. by middle and high school students for Pine Grove elementary students

Newburyport Choral Society — open community sing

Rowley Public Education Fund — supplies for the Pat Marshall Link Art Gallery to make the arts more accessible to students

Theater in the Open — spring pantomime production. This production at the Newburyport Theater in the Open draws actors, musicians, dancers and many children from the area, benefitting a wide spectrum of Rowley residents.

The mission of the Rowley Cultural Council is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Rowley residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our community.

Nancy Hill, chair of the council, explained that grants are for events/programs that benefit Rowley residents, as well as Rowley artists/organizations. Since Newburyport supplies cultural resources for Rowley residents, an application from a Newburyport organization may be considered, said Hill.

Organizations that fit the criteria of the council can apply for a 2014 grant up until the Oct. 15 deadline. Specific information about the application process, eligibility, funding criteria, etc. is given in detail at Decisions on grants are based on local council criteria and guidelines listed on that website.

Hill explained that funding restraints may mean grant requests are not funded fully, but she said, “The goal is to provide the best public benefit with funds available for any given year. I’m hopeful that listing current recipients might encourage future applicants, as well as encourage more residents to join the council, or simply provide more input as to what types of programs they would like to see funded.”

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