The Halifax Cultural Council is pleased to announce the list of grants funded for the 2016 grant cycle. They include:
The Halifax Historical Society, $1000 for interpreters and lecturers at various venues and the Halifax Elementary School.
The Soule Homestead Education Center, $200 for the Harvest Fair and Joe Davies Folk Festival to be held on September 17 and 18, 2016.
The Holmes Public Library, $350 for "Unlaunch'd Voices, an Evening with Walt Whitman" at the Library on April 20, 2016.
The Holmes Public Library, $550 for Passes to Plimoth Plantation.
The Halifax Council on Aging, $400 for Senior Art Classes at Pope's Tavern.
The Holmes Public Library, $425 for Marvelous Marvin's Health Circus Extravaganza to be held on June 26, 2016.
Davis Bates, $450 for "Celebrating New England: A Performance for Seniors" as part of the Council on Aging's programs with a date to be determined.
Gerald Lagadec, $250 for "Words, Wind, and Wood", a performance at the Holmes Public Library with a date to be determined.
The Silver Lake Regional High School's Robotic Team, $500 for this year's programming and competitions.
The Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum, $231 for Treasure Hunt programming from February-June 2016.
The Silver Lake Regional High School Art Department, $500 for visits from guest artists during the 2015-2016 school year.
Robin Bellinger, $250 to paint one of the traffic light utility boxes on Route 106.
The Cultural Council received 22 applications this year, making it the most competitive funding round in a number of years. The Council is encouraged by the number and variety of submissions as this is a sign of the interest in the arts in Halifax and the surrounding area. The Halifax Cultural Council is a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.