Winchester Cultural Council 2019 Grants

Submitted by Council Chair on Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:00

The Winchester Cultural Council has awarded $5,200 in LCC grants to 10 individuals and organizations for 2019. The recipients and their projects are:

  • Srabonti Bandyopadhyay, for India: Modernity In Antiquity, a lecture and demonstration of the Indian classical dance form of Odissi, and, more generally, the classical and folk dances of India.
  • The Community School Association of Winchester, to support Authorfest in October 2019, a program now in its 24th year of bringing dozens of nationally recognized published authors and illustrators to Winchester's schools, including a book signing and sale at Town Hall.
  • Glen Victor Doyle: Concerts on the Common, supporting approximately 6 concerts during the summer on the Winchester Common.
  • Edward L. Cope (Ed The Wizard): Alien Balloon Twisting, part of a Winchester Public Library summer enrichment program celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first man on the moon. Participants will learn the art of balloon twisting by creating their own space alien.
  • Don Daniel: The Just A Minute Festival, an online festival celebrating short (one-minute) videos created by individuals throughout the world, with open voting for the best entries.
  • Griffin Museum of Photography: The Fence. To bring a large national exhibition of photographic art to the Winchester Cultural District. A temporary fence will be constructed within the District and artworks will be displayed on the fence.
  • Shuo Liu and Minghua Chen: Peking Opera Performance. To support a performance in February 2019 at Winchester High School of Peking Opera works by local amateurs and professions who have skills in singing, playing and performing, as part of the 2019 Chinese New Year celebration at Winchester High School.
  • New Repertory Theatre: Classic Repertory Company. Performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at McCall Middle School on May 14, 2019.
  • Gail Ockerbloom (Studio on the Common): Open Studio Series for Artists. A new monthly studio arts series at Studio in the Common, free and open to anyone in Winchester who has an interest in creating art in a collaborative, community, space.
  • Winchester Community Music School: The Decibel Diaries with author Carter Alan. On March 22, 2019 at the Music School. Includes a presentation and book signing by WZLX radio DJ and Music Director Cater Alan, author of “Decibel Diaries: A Journey through Rock in 50 Concerts” and performances by approximately five WCMS student and faculty bands. A collaboration with Friends of the Winchester Public Library.