Hudson – The Hudson Cultural Council has set a Wednesday, Oct. 15, postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.
According to council spokesperson Barbara Worrest, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Hudson, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.
The Hudson Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 local cultural councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the commonwealth. This year, the Hudson Cultural Council will distribute over $9000 in grants, including $5,650 allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and an additional $3,500 provided by the town of Hudson.
“As an ardent supporter of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, I am thrilled that the Hudson Cultural Council is receiving this grant,” said Rep. Kate Hogan. “These funds ensure the continued cultural vitality of Hudson's Arts Community and offers our townspeople unique cultural programming across a broad range of performance, education and arts appreciation.”
On Tuesday, Sept. 23, members of the council will be available at Forest Avenue School at 7:15 p.m. to assist with filling out forms and to answer questions. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council (LCC) program are available online at http://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.aspx.?Application forms are also available at Hudson Town Hall, and at the Hudson Public Library.
For specific guidelines and complete information on the Hudson Cultural Council, contact the Massachusetts Cultural Council website at mass-culture.org or local representatives Barbara Worrest, co-chair, at 978-562-5952, or Melony Walker, co-chair, 978-567-6190 or [email protected]. The Hudson Cultural Council is actively seeking additional members. Visit the Town Clerk's Office if you are interested in serving the community as a member of the Hudson Cultural Council.