Wednesday, February 18, 2009

MCC announces $1.3 million in grants

The Massachusetts Cultural Council just announced more than $1.3 million in arts grants under its “Adams Arts Program for the Creative Economy,” a program devoted to fostering economic activity and revitalizing communities via the arts.

The biggest winners are Arts Boston Inc., which gets $70,000 to develop a website promoting the arts in Boston; Cape & Islands Community Development Inc., which gets $65,000 to open new markets for local artisans by publishing a directory of their work that contractors in that area can use to interest clients in local handcrafts for their buildings; and The Center for Independent Documentary in Sharon, which gets $65,000 for training for local motion picture industry workers and to host a national conference in Boston.

Also notable are $4,000 to the community music workshop Zumix Inc. in East Boston to develop a new arts district there and $25,000 to the new media gallery Axiom in Jamaica Plain to develop an arts and business consortium to foster connections between the two and place artists in tech companies.


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