For Immediate Release
May 09, 2002
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) and Co- Chairs Jeremy Alliger, (resident of Jamaica Plain) and Betty Hillmon, of the Boston Cultural Council (BCC) announced today 16 local grants to cultural organizations in Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. In all 218 Grants totaling $290,000 will be awarded for cultural programming in the city of Boston.
"We are happy to support the many cultural organizations throughout Boston that enliven our neighborhoods, educate our children, and celebrate the great diversity of our city. Residents of these neighborhoods and from throughout the city value the opportunities these groups provide. During these tough budgetary times, we are also placing added emphasis on supporting the service organizations that assist all cultural organizations to maximize their resources," said Mayor Menino.
Grant recipients from Jamaica Plain include:
$3,600 American Concert Ballet
$2,000 Collage International Dance Ensemble
$1,000 New England Scores
$2,000 Forest Hills Education Trust
$1,000 La Pinata-Latin American Families Cultural Network, Inc
$1,000 Spontaneous Celebrations, Inc.
$1,000 Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston
$1,500 The Boston Women's Rainbow Chorus
$1,500 Jamaica Plain Performing Arts Series
$1,000 Metropolitan Wind Symphony
$ 750 Boston Recorder Society
$1,000 Freelance Players, Inc.
$1,000 Jamaica Plain Open Studios
$1,500 Boston Open Studios Coalition
Grant recipients from Roslindale include: Dance:
$2,500 Dance Collective
$2,000 Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Under the umbrella of the OCA, the Boston Cultural Council distributes various funds including those allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency that supports public programs and educational activities in the arts, sciences and humanities. Boston Cultural Council grants are amongst those in jeopardy due to proposed cuts to the Massachusetts Cultural Council in the state budget.