The Arlington Cultural Council (ACC), the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s (MCC) representative body in the town, invites the public to attend its annual Spring celebration of Arlington’s expanding arts and culture scene on Monday, April 13, 6:00-7:30 pm, in Lyons Hearing Room, 2nd Floor of Arlington Town Hall, 730 Mass. Ave. The Council’s 2015 grantees will be honored, with special recognition to last year’s grantee Luminarium Dance Company, for their MCC Gold Star Award. Light refreshments and entertainment provided. RSVP arlingtonculturalcouncil@yahoo.com

2015 Celebration of Arts and Culture Poster 8.5x11

This year’s ninteen grantees are (in order of project date):

Belmont World Film’s Family Film Festival (January 16, 2015) belmontworldfilm.org

ATown Teen Video Contest (March 6, 2015) atownteenvideo.org

Creek River String Band (March 28) creekriverstringband.com

True Story Theater (April 6) truestorytheater.org

“Meeting of Generations: Youth Perform Jazz for Seniors” (April 11) morningsidemusicstudio.com

Cyrus Dallin Art Museum: Hardy School Family ArtVenture (April 19) dallin.org

Arlington Center for the Arts – “Images of Arlington: #myArlington” (April 20-May 15) acarts.org

“A Chance to Dress” Movie (April 29) mineralkingproductions.com/; facebook.com/achancetodress

Arlington Public Art – “Art Rocks Spy Pond Park” (May 10-31) arlingtonpublicart.blogspot.com

Art. Food. Community – “400 Bowls 3,000 Meals” (May 16) artfoodcommunity.wordpress.com

The Marble Collection – “Spring into Art” (May 17) marblecollection.eventbrite.com

Creek River String Band (May30) www.creekriverstringband.com

“From Kids to Seniors and Back Again” (May tba), johnporcino.com

Sharing a New Song (May tba) sharinganewsong.org

“Two to Tango” play (June 22) darrowactor.wordpress.com

ART Hunt (June tba) artistryforkids.com

I Am Arlington (June tba) nymdesign.com

Legendary Locals of Arlington book (June tba) (no website)

Philharmonic Society – “Outdoor Summer Concert at Robbins Farm Park” (August 1) psarlington.org

Folk Arts Center of N.E. – “Family Folk Dance at Robbins Farm Park” (July 19) facone.org

For grantee project details, please check individual websites.

The 2016 grant cycle will begin in September when ACC will offer grant information sessions. Application forms will be available at Robbins Library and Town Hall and from the MCC website. The proposals must be received in the Arlington Board of Selectmen’s office on or postmarked by Thursday, October 15, 2015. For specific 2016 guidelines and complete information see massculturalcouncil.org/programs/lccgrants.asp

About ACC: The Arlington Cultural Council distributes funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, to support arts, humanities and interpretive science projects that benefit our community. Monthly meetings are open to the public. Notice is posted outside the Town Clerk’s office and on the town website. The Arlington Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCC) serving 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation. Those interested in joining are encourage to contact a council member (see town website) or email arlingtonculturalcouncil@yahoo.com.
Links:

Town Website arlingtonma.gov/town-governance/all-boards-and-committees/cultural-council
ACC Website
arlingtonculturalcouncil.wordpress.com
Facebook facebook.com/ArlingtonCulturalCouncil