Shrewsbury Cultural Council announces 2022 grant winners

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The Bad News Jazz and Blues Band performed a free concert at the Scandinavian Athletic Club this summer with support from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council. (Photo/Jesse Kucewicz)

SHREWSBURY – Over a dozen local arts and culture organizations and programs are starting 2022 with welcome financial support through the Shrewsbury Cultural Council.

The council recently announced winners of 24 grants to support cultural programs in and around town this year, doling out a total of $19,125 to everyone from the Shrewsbury Public Library to the town Parks and Recreation department.

The library will get grants for seven different programs.

The Senior Center and the Historical Society will both receive two grants while the Shrewsbury Public Schools will run programming supported by its grants from the Cultural Council.

Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation will host its Summer Concert with support from a grant.

The Shrewsbury Trails Committee will conduct two Interactive Outdoor Discovery tours.

Other presentations in Shrewsbury include performances at St. John’s School Auditorium by the Assabet Valley Master Singers and the Al-Hamra Academy.

This Cultural Council funding will support the 2022 theater season for the Square One Players as well as the Arts on the Green program.

The Bad News Jazz Band will also perform with grant support at the Scandinavian Athletic Club.

Funds further support at least four other programs in surrounding towns.

The Shrewsbury Cultural Council is part of the larger Local Cultural Council program which distributes over $4 million every year.

It circulated a call for grant applications back in September and began reviewing the applications that were submitted following a deadline in October.