The Winchester Cultural Council (WCC) has awarded $4,000 in state funds to eight projects to enrich the cultural life of the town. The funded projects expand cultural opportunities for Winchester’s young students and senior citizens, help Winchester residents hear distinguished performers, and celebrate and strengthen our community through the arts.
The 2010 funded projects are:
Authorfest 2010, Tequila Amigos Latin Orchestra, Reading is Magic, Pied Potter Hamelin’s Magic Potter’s Wheel, Broadway Piano (a vocal show for seniors), Salute to the Great American Songbook, Dance in the Fells and a concert by Quintessential Brass.
Come experience the first funded program of 2010 at Winchester’s Winter Fiesta, a fundraiser co-hosted by WCC and FANSplash, featuring the 8-piece Tequila Amigos Latin Orchestra, this Saturday, March 13th, 7:30 at the Town Hall Auditorium. Advance tickets may be purchased at Book Ends, Winchester Wine & Spirits, or online at WinchesterCulturalCouncil.org for $25/person, $40/couple. Tickets at the door are $30/person, $50/couple.
The Winchester Cultural Council is a local government body consisting of volunteers, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, who work to serve the artistic and cultural life of the town. The State of Massachusetts, through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, gives Winchester funds each year to support the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. This money is awarded by the WCC to local individuals and groups who meet state and local requirements. Anyone may apply for funding and applications are now being accepted for programs to take place in 2011. Download a grant application at WinchesterCulturalCouncil.org, or email WinCulturalCouncil@gmail.com.