Haverhill Cultural Council Chair Letriah Masters performs live at WHAV.
The Haverhill Cultural Council has awarded nearly $27,000 to local groups for plays, performances and school field trips.
The grant money comes from the state Massachusetts Cultural Council. Last September, state Rep. Brian S. Dempsey, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, announced the release of arts money.
“These grants will assist Creative Haverhill and the Haverhill Cultural Council in continuing the great work they do providing opportunity for our local artists and outstanding cultural programming for Haverhill residents,” Dempsey said in a statement. “It’s important that we support and our local creative economies and continue to bring cultural investments to Haverhill.”
The Council accepted applications this fall from a variety of local artists and made its final decisions just before New Year’s Day. It has said it gave priority to projects that generate community support and involvement, evidence of a track record and dedication of the applicant, projects offering cultural diversity, promotion of a mix of opportunities to reach and engage all ages, races, genders and demographics. It also said it preferred organizations that present Haverhill in a “positive and inviting way that entices people from outside the community to experience what Haverhill has to offer.”
A complete list or persons and organizations receiving grants is listed below.
Disclosure: WHAV’s proposal to help groups better publicize their events and place more artists on FM radio was not funded.
|Career Resources Corporation||1500|
|Creative Haverhill, Inc.||1300|
|Denis Cormier / Hands on History||253|
|Emily Boulger DBA Shoe Town Art Center||1000|
|Haverhill Community Media||1000|
|Linda Maxwell for Bethany Communities||1500|
|Middle School, Whittier||1500|
|Museum of Printing||500|
|Pentucket Players Inc||800|