Past Grant Recipients

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Winchester Cultural Council Projects Funded 2000–2021

2021

Total $9,745

  • Winchester Foundation for Educational Excellence (Winchester). Authorfest. An annual celebration of children's literature, held on Zoom. Students will continue to share the experience of "meeting" a published author or illustrator. $900
  • Winchester School of Chinese Culture (Winchester). Arts and Health Online Classes by artist and psychologist Dr. Alice Yen-Ling Chen to show people how to use music, dance, visual arts and other forms of arts to release stress and improve health. $500
  • Winchester Recreation Department (Winchester). "A Night at the Museum". Children at Kid Connection preschool choose an author/illustrator from a work of children's literature, learn more about the author and style of illustrating, and create their own illustrations, which will be displayed in a public setting. $900
  • Mary Jo Maichack (Lenox). "Aesop’s Fables 3D Mini Puppet Theatre Craft and Recording". Children are sent materials to make miniature 3D puppet theatres based on the fables of Aesop, with a link to a recording demonstrating how to make the theatres and use them to tell the stories. $495
  • Karen Fullerton (Winchester). "Letters Trellis 2". Continuing a project from last year, a letter-writing booth will be set up at the Winchester Farmers’ Market where visitors may create a letter. $750
  • Winchester Farmers’ Market (Winchester). Music Tent. To support musical performances at the Farmers' Market . Supported by town funding. $775
  • Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester).  "The Fence". The Griffin Museum of Photography will again bring the largest public photography installation in North America to the Winchester Cultural District. This year the exhibition will feature musical selections recorded by faculty of the Winchester Community Music School and available for streaming to internet-enabled devices via a QR code. Supported by town funding. $1,500
  • Mouli Pal (Wilmington). "Fluid Soul at Mystic Lakes" A collaborative project featuring Indian classical dance accompanied by soprano saxophone, recorded outdoors at Mystic Lake, to be streamed online on a later date. $300
  • Don Daniel (Winchester). "The Just A Minute Festival". An international festival of short videos, each one minute or less in duration, which is produced in Winchester. $425
  • Winchester Community Music School (Winchester). "Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Winchester Community Music School".  For a commission to commemorate the music school’s 40th anniversary. The composer will be a WCMS faculty member or alum; the work will highlight genres and themes that span the last four decades in music history. Supported by town funding. $1,000
  • Network for Social Justice (Winchester). "Documenting Winchester's Culture of Inclusion". To document successes and challenges in in the 30-year history of the Network for Social Justice via interviews conducted with the organization's founders, key stakeholders, and community partners. $500
  • Ellen Knight/Winchester Archival Center (Winchester). "Expanding Winchester History Online". To add content to Winchester History Online (WHO), a digital gateway to exploring Winchester history. $$700
  • Peter Engeldrum (Winchester). "Legacy Winchester." To develop a system and a process to collect, index, convert, store and display digitally recorded media from the history of Winchester that has previously been collected by the Legacy Winchester Project. $1,000

2020

Total $9,567

  • Winchester School of Chinese Culture (Winchester). Chinese New Year celebration. $500
  • Minghua Chen (Winchester). Peking Opera Performance at the Chinese New Year Celebration. A performance of Peking Opera works by local amateurs and professionals. $410
  • Aijun Zhu (Winchester). Chinese Dancing Lions. A Chinese Dancing Lion Troupe will have a small parade in front of each primary school in Winchester during the time of the Chinese New Year celebration. $1,000
  • Winchester After School Program, Kids' Corner (Winchester). The Fourth Wall's "Fruit Flies Like a Banana," an arts enrichment program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade that includes a novel and engaging hybrid performance style that makes the arts more accessible to children. $500
  • Winchester Community Music School (Winchester). Faculty Concerts . A dynamic line-up of musical programming featuring free live music by WCMS faculty throughout the school year. $500
  • Roger Tincknell (Shutesbury). "From Ireland to America". A one-hour music festive celebration of Irish and Irish-American culture at the Jenks Center that includes lovely Irish ballads, sea shanties, and Irish American work songs, from familiar traditional Irish and Irish American sing-alongs to toe-tapping jigs and reels instrumentals. $300
  • League of Women Voters (Winchester). "We Did It For You". A musical theater performance at McCall Middle School that provides a quick tour through the journey that women have taken to get rights in the United States. $500
  • New Repertory Theatre (Watertown). Shakespeare's "Romeo And Juliet". A performance by New Repertory Theatre's Classic Repertory Company for students at Winchester High School. $450
  • North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network (Wakefield). "ScienceTellers: Aliens Escape from Earth". A science-oriented presentation for families at the Winchester Recreation Department. $350
  • John Root (Amherst). "A Celebration of Song". An hour-long program at the Winchester Nursing Center featuring familiar songs from the first half of the twentieth century. $350
  • First Congregational Church (Winchester). "Ecomusic: Conservation as an Artistic Practice". A three-pronged conservation residency at the First Congregational Church combining conservation, art, and music. $600
  • George Gilmer (Winchester). Winchester Porchfest. Porchfest is a unique, volunteer-organized, one-day community-building music festival. Winchester residents will lend their porches as pop-up micro-stages to amateur musicians who will showcase their musical talent to neighbors who will walk around town and join other community members in enjoying concerts and the atmosphere. $1,500
  • Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester).  "The Fence". As the first event of the Winchester Cultural District, the Griffin Museum of Photography will bring the largest public photography installation in North America to Winchester.  $1,500
  • Karen Fullerton (Winchester). "Letters Trellis". Five times during the summer a letter-writing booth will be set up on the Winchester Common where visitors may create a letter. A writing table, chair, and writing supplies (including pens, paper, envelopes, and postage stamps) will be centered within the semi-enclosed space, inviting inspiration from the sense of community surrounding the writer. $507
  • Scott Jameson (Manchaug). "Imagine Your Story". A unique 45–50 minute family-oriented magic and juggling performance at the Winchester Public Library. $550
  • Joyce Westner (Winchester). "This Is Winchester: Town Meeting". A video, showing in story form the election process, creation of warrant articles, and discussion of issues at the meeting, is intended to encourage more residents to get involved in their government. $50

2019

Total $9,579

  • Srabonti Bandyopadhyay (Winchester). "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. $425
  • The Community School Association of Winchester (Winchester). Authorfest, October 2019. $500
  • Glen Victor Doyle (Winchester). Concerts on the Common (supporting approximately 6 concerts during the summer on the Winchester Common), July–August 2019. $450
  • Edward L. Cope (Ed The Wizard) (Orange). Alien Balloon Twisting at the Winchester Public Library, July 16, 2019. $400
  • Don Daniel (Winchester). The Just A Minute Festival. $425
  • Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester). The Fence (a large national exhibition of photographic art in the Winchester Cultural District). $1,000
  • Shuo Liu and Minghua Chen (Winchester). Peking Opera Performance, February 17, 2019. $500
  • New Repertory Theatre, Classic Repertory Company (Watertown). Performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at McCall Middle School, May 14, 2019. $400
  • Gail Ockerbloom, Studio on the Common (Winchester). Open Studio Series for Artists. $500
  • Winchester Community Music School (Winchester). The Decibel Diaries with author Carter Alan, March 22, 2019. $600

2018

Total $5,200

  • Archival Center, Town of Winchester (Winchester). Winchester Mass. Memories Road Show. $1,000
  • Margo Attaya (Winchester). Documentary film: The Greening of Winchester. $500
  • Srabonti Bandyopadhyay (Winchester). Natya Blend (Indian classical dance), October 19, 2018. $400
  • Davis Bates (Shelburne Falls). Generations of Fun: A Grandparents' Day Celebration, September 9, 2018. $450
  • Francis Hart (Ashland). A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s through the Music of The Beatles, April 7, 2018. $500
  • Lincoln School Parents Association (Winchester). Concord Museum Field Trip, April 2018. $350
  • North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network (Wakefield). Family Concert (on the Common) with Roger Tincknell, August 8, 2018. $225
  • Winchester After School Programs, dba Kids' Corner (Winchester). Arts Enrichment Programs, January 9 to March 16, 2017. $608
  • Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy (Winchester). Family Farm Night Music Series. $1,000

2017

Total $6,738 

  • Ellen Knight (Winchester). On the Home Front in WWII (11/14/17). $500
  • Rebecca Levine (Winchester). Rock for Youth (6/2/17). $800
  • Jim Manning (Cambridge). Minecraft Madness! (8/22/17). $499
  • NEXTDOOR THEATER (Winchester). March of the Arts (canceled). $1,000
  • John Root (Amherst). Organic Gardening for Everyone (5/13/17). $275
  • Robin Vos (Winchester). Orchestrating Kids Through Classics (1/1/17). $550
  • Winchester After School Programs, dba Kids' Corner (Winchester). Arts Enrichment Programs, January 9 to March 16, 2017. $1,200
  • Winchester Historical Society (Winchester). The Marcia Wood Lace Collection: Preservation and Access. $600
  • Winchester Multicultural Network (Winchester). Bridging Community in a Divided Climate (3/5/17). $1,313

2016

Total $6,336

  • Brio Integrated Theatre. Inc. (Winchester). Collage Workshop with John Williams (3/15/16). $213
  • Davis Bates (Shelburne Falls). Summer Reading Song & Story (7/21/15). $400
  • Don Daniel (Winchester). Just A Minute Film Festival (6/1/2016- 12/1/2016). $1,000
  • Ed Cope (Orange). Reading is Magic (Spring 2016). $450
  • Mouli Pal (Wilmington). Journey to India (July 2016). $300
  • North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network (Wakefield). Children's Songs and Singing Games (6/29/16). $450
  • Peter G. Engeldrum (Winchester). The Colonel (ongoing). $500
  • Winchester Afterschool Program dba Kids Corner (Winchester). Arts Ed Enrichment Program (Jan - Mar 2016). $1,000
  • Winchester Archival Center (Winchester). Preserving Winchester's African American Past (Spring 2016). $423
  • Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy (Winchester). Family Farm Nights (June - August 2016). $1,600

2015

Total $6,536

  • Brio Integrated Theatre. Inc. (Winchester). Sustainability in Action (11/14/15). $500
  • Don Daniel (Winchester). Just a Minute Festival (June - December 2015). $750
  • John Root (Amherst). Organic Gardening for Everyone (April 2015). $275
  • Jubilation Singers - McCall Middle School (Winchester). Jubilation Singers Spring Pops Concert (May 2015). $1,000
  • Jumelage of Winchester (Winchester). Return of the Hermione (July 2015). $500
  • Mary Jo Maichack (Holyoke). Hoppy Earthday Stories & Songs Show (April 2015). $250
  • Nextdoor Theatre Group Company (Winchester). March of the Arts (March 2015). $1,000
  • Robin Vos, LSPA Grants Chair (Winchester). Wheelock Family Theatre (November 20154). $445
  • Winchester Community Music School (Winchester). The Creative Brain (Spring 2015). $400
  • Winchester Historical Society (Winchester). Exhibiting Winchester's Art and History (February 2014, ongoing). $416
  • Winchester Multicultural Network (Winchester). The Golden Door (March 2015). $500
  • Winchester Players (Winchester). Winchester Players (Fall 2014). $500

2014

Total $5,164

  • Ed Cope (Orange). Reading is Magic: Alchemy Laboratory (July 2014). $450
  • Lynch Elementary School (Winchester). Lynch 2nd Grade Field Trip to Japanese House (Spring 2014). $350
  • Paul Bouchard (West Boylston). Swing Concert (TBD). $1,400
  • Roger Tinknell (Shutesbury). Concert on the Common - Family Music Concert (Summer 2014). $450
  • Winchester Community Music School (Winchester). Concerts for Kids! Children's Concert Series (March - November 2014). $2,514

2013

Total $4,996

  • Brio Integrated Theatre. Inc. (Winchester). Sharing Our Stories (Dec. 1, 2012). $400
  • Community School Assoc of Winchester (Winchester). Authorfest 2013 (April 9 2013). $775
  • Don Daniel (Winchester). Just A Minute Festival (June- Dec 1, 2013). $271
  • John Root (Amherst). Songbirds of the Northeast (2013 TBD). $450
  • Jumelage of Winchester (Winchester). Marion Dry in Concert (2/10/13). $500
  • Kid's Corner Afterschool Program (Winchester). Tanglewood Marionettes (12/6/12). $400
  • McCall Middle School Creative Arts Workshop (Winchester). Molten Metal Casting Workshop (Jan-Feb 2013). $750
  • The Marble Collection (Lakeville). The Marble Collection, Inc. (TMC) (Jan 1 - Aug 31, 2013). $100
  • Vinson-Owen Elementary School PTO (Winchester). Museum of Fine Arts (2012-2013 school year). $300
  • Winchester Community Music School (Winchester). Concerts for Kids! series (Feb - Nov 2013). $500
  • Winchester Multicultural Network (Winchester). Martin Luther King Community Celebration (1/21/13). $550

2012

Total $4,850

  • Andrea Zampitella (Winchester). The Hive (Spring 2012). $500
  • Brio Intergreated Theatre (Winchester). Theatre for All (April 27, 28, 29, 2012). $400
  • Community Schools Assoc of Winchester (CSA) (Winchester). Odyssey of the Mime Fall Program (Fall 2011). $1,000
  • Don Daniel (Winchester). Just A Minute Festival (2012 year long). $1,000
  • Jubilation Singers - McCall Middle School (Winchester). Jubliation Singers Holiday Review (12/17/11). $1,000
  • Lynch Elementary School (Winchester). A Kid's View Literary & Visual Arts Magazine (Jan - June 2012). $500
  • The Marble Collection Inc. (TMC) (Lakeville). The Marble Collection (TMC) (Jan - Aug 2012). $150
  • Winchester Community Music School (Winchester). Concerts For Kids! Series (Jan - Niov 2012). $300

2011

Total $4,715

  • Brio Intergrated Theatre (Winchester). The Art of West African Dance and Drumming. $200
  • Community Schools Association of Winchester (Winchester). Authorfest 2011. $400
  • Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester). Senior Sunday. $100
  • Jo-Ann Darrago (Winchester). Kids View Art & Literary Magazine. $1,000
  • John Root (Amherst). Popular Music of the Gaslight Era. $450
  • Leslie Havens (Marlborough). Concert by Quintessential Brass. $600
  • Odaiko New England (Woburn). Odaiko Drummers. $500
  • Winchester Community Music School (Winchester). Children's Concert Series. $300
  • Winchester Multicultural Network (Winchester). Jubilee Trio Concert. $500
  • Winchester Neighbors Club (Winchester). Ginn Restoration. $300
  • Winchester Public Library (Winchester). Travel the World in Tales and Tunes. $365

2010

Total $6,996

  • Community Schools Association of Winchester (Winchester). Authorfest 2010. $2,521
  • Daine Dexter (Billerica). Broadway Piano-Vocal Shows for Seniors. $150
  • Dan Fox (Arlington). Salute to The Great American Songbook. $375
  • Edward L. Cope (Orange). Reading is Magic. $375
  • Edward M. Wirt (Greenfield). Tequila Amigoes Dance. $1,200
  • Kyna Hamill (Medford). Dance in the Fells. $1,300
  • Leslie Havens (Marlborough). Concert by Quintessential Brass. $600
  • Richard L. Hamelin (Warren). Pied Potter Hamelin's Magic Potter's Wheel. $475

2009

Total $4,100

  • Community Schools Association of Winchester (Winchester). Authorfest 2009. $1,200
  • Dan Fox (Arlington). Traditional Jazz Concert/Dance. $100
  • Don Daniel (Winchester). Just A Minute Film Festival. $500
  • Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester). Senior Sundays. $400
  • Leslie Havens (Marlborough). Concert by Quintessential Brass. $300
  • Muraco Elementary School Parents Association (Winchester). The Dragon King by Tanglewood Marionettes. $500
  • Winchester Friends of Art, Inc. (Winchester). Musicians for the Party for the Arts. $200
  • Winchester Friends of Music (Winchester). Strawberry Pops. $250
  • Winchester Historical Society (Winchester). Clothes Make the Woman: Costumes from Winchester'. $400
  • Winchester Multicultural Network (Winchester). Artists Who Mother. Must Women Choose?. $250

2008

Total $4,000

  • Alcyon Chamber Ensemble (Winchester). Old Parish Hall Concerts. $450
  • Community Schools Association of Winchester (Winchester). Authorfest 2008. $935
  • Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester). Senior Sundays. $400
  • Heloise Godoy (Winchester). Winchester Early Music Concerts. $740
  • Marc Widershien (Roslindale). New England in Words and Music. $100
  • Winchester Historical Society (Winchester). Following in their Footsteps: Artists from Winche. $800
  • Winchester Multicultural Network (Winchester). Faces of Winchester. $575

2007

Total $3,804

  • Community Schools Association of Winchester (Winchester). Authorfest 2007. $850
  • Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester). Senior Sundays. $400
  • John Root (Amherst). Edible Wild Plants of New England. $300
  • McCall Middle School (Winchester). Molten Metal Sculpture Workshop. $900
  • Ruth Harcovitz (Needham). Jenks Senior Center Concert. $350
  • Steve Henderson (Indian Orchard). Jerry Atric - The Older I Get (a short play). $400
  • Winchester Multicultural Network (Winchester). Promoting Cross-Cultural Understanding in Winches. $604

2006

Total $3,200

  • Community Schools Association of Winchester (Winchester). Authorfest 2006. $750
  • John Root (Amherst). Senior Citizen Concert. $400
  • Leslie Havens (Marlborough). Quintessential Brass concert. $300
  • Lynch School Parents Association (Winchester). Metal Outdoor Sculpture. $600
  • Winchester Artists Network (Winchester). Art in the Park & WAN Directory. $900
  • Winchester Youth Center (Winchester). Rock for Youth. $250

2005

Total $3,746

  • Caren Connelly (Winchester). Author Day, Winchester High School. $750
  • Leslie Havens (Marlborough). Concert by Quintessential Brass. $300
  • Muraco Elementary School (Winchester). Natraj Residency at Muraco School. $2,100
  • Winchester Historical Society (Winchester). Visualiziing Winchester's Past. $596
  • Christopher Baird (Watertown). Family Concert. $200
  • Community Schools Association of Winchester (Winchester). Authorfest. $400

2004

Total $2,955

  • Ellen Knight (Wilmington). Winchester Web Biography & Community Portraits. $530
  • Eric Baldwin (Stoneham). The American Songbook for Seniors. $200
  • Leslie Havens (Marlborough). Concert by Quintessential Brass. $325
  • McCall Middle School (Winchester). Foundry Workshop. $500
  • Outside the Lines Studio (Cambridge). How Art Connects Us All. $500
  • Tim Van Egmond (Montague). Senior Center Performance. $300

2003

Total $4,050

  • CSA Enrichment Committee (Winchester). Authorfest. $500
  • Louis Yanucci (Winchester). Photography Exhibit. $1,000
  • McCall Middle School (Winchester). Sculptural Felting Workshop. $1,000
  • Sara Epstein (Winchester). Sky Fest: Oral History from China. $1,000
  • Winchester Artists Network (Winchester). Artist Stipend. $550

2002

Total $9,045

  • Arthur Griffin Center for Photographic Art (Winchester). for a visual arts exhibition. $500
  • Community Schools Association of Winchester (Winchester). for a lecture about literature. $750
  • Community Schools Association of Winchester (Winchester). for a music performance in a school. $2,000
  • Davis Bates (Shelburne Falls). for a storytelling performance. $325
  • Donna Marder (Winchester). for PASS tickets for students for the DeCordova M. $400
  • Donna Marder (Winchester). for a visual arts residency in a school. $1,500
  • Lynch School Parents Association (Winchester). for a crafts residency in a school. $900
  • Sara Epstein (Winchester). for a humanities project or activity. $1,000
  • Winchester Artists Network (Winchester). for visual arts support services. $500
  • Winchester Artists Network (Winchester). for visual arts support services. $550
  • Winchester Historical Society (Winchester). for a humanities project or activity. $620

2001

Total $6,324

  • Community Schools Association of Winchester (Winchester). for a theater performance in a school. $744
  • Community Schools Association of Winchester (Winchester). for a literature residency in a school. $1,000
  • Kidstock Creative Theater (Winchester). for a multidisciplinary residency in a school. $800
  • Laurie Schmidt (Melrose). for a visual arts residency in a school. $1,000
  • Lynch Elementary School (Winchester). for PASS tickets for students for the Museum of Science. $115
  • Lynch Elementary School (Winchester). for PASS tickets for students for the New England. $170
  • Lynch Elementary School (Winchester). for PASS tickets for students for the Concord Museum. $170
  • Lynch Elementary School (Winchester). for a dance performance in a school. $700
  • Winchester High School (Winchester). for a music performance in a school. $1,000
  • Winchester Historical Society (Winchester). for humanities support services. $625

2000

Total $8,516

  • Arthur Griffin Center for Photographic Art (Winchester). for the 8th annual juried photography exhibition. $500
  • Community Schools Association of Winchester (Winchester). to bring a marine-education performance piece to. $1,547
  • Community Schools Association of Winchester (Winchester). for support of "Authorfest", a celebration of wri. $1,995
  • Creative Ears for Tomorrow (New Bedford). for interactive classical chamber music workshops. $500
  • Karen Welling (Somerville). for a weekly music and discussion program for sen. $300
  • Lynch School Parents Association (Winchester). for a performance of the New England Percussion Ensemble. $500
  • Mary Hart (Winchester). for the publication of a directory of the visual arts. $750
  • Muraco Elementary School (Winchester). for admissions to Theatreworks USA productions. $303
  • Winchester Historical Commission (Winchester). for the conservation and exhibition of an 1860 manuscript. $496
  • Winchester Historical Society (Winchester). for the restoration and conservation of the museum. $1,625