Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Boston Cultural Council

Here's another good opportunity for the Greater Boston Albanian Creative Community to make itself known by participating in the many activities and events sponsored by Mayor Menino and The Boston Cultural Council!


Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events
Mayor Thomas M. Menino

For immediate release:

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and The Boston Cultural Council (BCC) are proud to present this year’s awardees of the Boston Cultural Council Grant.

“It is so important, especially in these economic times, that we continue to support arts and cultural programming in our communities,” said Mayor Menino. “The City of Boston and The Boston Cultural Council are proud to support these outstanding organizations that contribute so much to the rich cultural landscape of Boston.”

The Boston Cultural Council (BCC), under the umbrella of the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, annually distributes funds allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, to support innovative arts, humanities and interpretive sciences programming that enhances the quality of life in our city.

Congratulations to the BCC 2011 Grant Recipients. This year’s recipients include The Freedom Trail Foundation, Medicine Wheel, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Artists for Humanity. A total of 103 applications were received of which 66 were funded: 43 Program grants and 23 Performing Arts Student Series (PASS) grants. Equaling a total of $126,641.00 funds allocated.

The BCC is comprised of Boston residents appointed by Mayor Thomas M. Menino to serve for up to six years each. The BCC annually reviews applications during a series of fall meetings conducted to evaluate the overall quality of proposed programming and its potential benefit to diverse audience in neighborhoods throughout Boston.

For detailed information visit or call 617-635-3911.

The Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, & Special Events is responsible for advancing the arts, tourism and culture in the city of Boston by providing advocacy, support, promotional and technical assistance, and by producing special events and public celebrations that reflect the city’s rich diversity.


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