Region – The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has awarded more than $700,000 in grants to Worcester County through local cultural councils, nonprofit organizations, and youth initiatives.
The grants are part of the MCC's $10 million statewide investment in the cultural sector for Fiscal Year 2014, an increase of $1.6 million from last year's budget. The state grants support a wide variety of cultural activities and projects that benefit local residents and supports jobs in the nonprofit cultural sector.
Local recipients include Cultural Councils in Grafton, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough, each receiving $4,250. The Shrewsbury Cultural Council received $6,730 and the Master Singers of Worcester, Inc., based in Shrewsbury, was awarded $3,500.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council is a state agency which supports the arts, sciences and humanities to improve the quality of life in Massachusetts and its local communities. For more information on MCC and a complete list of grants awarded, visit www.massculturalcouncil.org.