Hudson Cultural Council seeks funding proposals and new members

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Hudson – The Hudson Cultural Council (HCC) has set an Oct. 15 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support local cultural activities, including community-oriented arts, humanities and science programs. Co-chairs Ellen Kisslinger and Patricia Luoto shared that 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.

Some of this past year’s recipients include the Assabet Valley Camera Club, and the Hudson schools, public library, and division of recreation.

The HCC seeks to welcome new volunteers who are interested in serving as voting members. Board members share ideas and knowledge when determining on how funding for the cultural council is dispensed.

The HCC is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the commonwealth.

Rep. Kate Hogan (D-Stow), commented, “From bringing music to our farmer’s markets to helping our students discover the power of their voices, the recipients of this year’s grants from the Hudson Cultural Council help to make Hudson a vibrant and inclusive place to live.”

For local guidelines and information on the Hudson Cultural Council, contact the council at 978-212-9706 or via email at hudsonculturalcouncil@gmail.com. If you have an interest in serving on this town-appointed board, contact the council.

Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at https://massculturalcouncil.org/communities/local-cultural-council-program/. Grant applications must be completed via the online process, which will be available Sunday, Sept. 1. All applications are due Tuesday, Oct. 15.