Hudson Cultural Council receives state funding

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Hudson Cultural Council receives state funding
(Photo by/Laura Hayes)

HUDSON – Massachusetts state Rep. Kate Hogan (D-Stow) and Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) along with Chair of the Hudson Cultural Council Donna Specian have recently announced the award of 2023 grants for cultural programs in Hudson and surrounding towns. 

The Hudson Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 local cultural councils, which serve each municipality within the state. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which then allocates funds to each community.

Some of this year’s grant recipients include Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest, Farley Elementary School, Green Hudson, Hudson Division of Recreation, Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce, Hudson Public Library and the Hudson Cultural Alliance for the Hudson Armory Project.

“Congratulations to the many and varied organizations that will be supported by Hudson Cultural Council grants this year. The programs that benefit from these funds bring enjoyment and entertainment, instruction and therapy to residents of all ages in our community,” Hogan said.

“I am proud to appropriate funding for our cultural councils each year in the state budget and delighted to see the dollars at work locally,” she added. 

Eldridge said he is “delighted” to see state funding has benefited organizations like the Hudson Cultural Council, which is “critical” to the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. 

“Congratulations to the council for awarding 16 grants totaling $22,697 to organizations in Hudson, which is particularly exciting given the recent acquisition of the Hudson Armory for a community performing arts center!” he said. 

The Hudson Cultural Council will seek applications again in the fall. For local guidelines and complete information on the Hudson Cultural Council check out the council’s website at www.hudsonculturalcouncil.org.

Online applications will be available Sept. 1, 2023 and will be due Oct.16, 2023.

Applications and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.massculturalcouncil.org.

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