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MetroWest Fund for Arts & Culture

A contribution to the MetroWest Fund for Arts & Culture helps share the local culture, supports the creative economy, and improves the overall quality of life in our community.

Art and culture surround us, adding richness and color to our days, complexity to our thoughts, and vibrancy to our civic life. They are a critical component of our community.

MetroWest takes pride in its rich cultural history and in the quality of its arts and cultural organizations. Performance venues, art galleries, music schools, and historical societies all make their homes in our community. These institutions partner with our towns and cities to serve the greater good. They are integral to community-building efforts and are part of what makes MetroWest a wonderful place to live.

Your donation to the MetroWest Fund for Arts & Culture will support ongoing cultural work in our region and ensure that MetroWest continues to be a center for arts and culture in the future.

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2015 Arts & Culture Grants:

To support the Children’s Entertainment series for the 2017 calendar year (monthly performances) and subsidize the entry costs for local residents
To support the Museum’s education outreach to all Framingham Public School third grade classes, plus a professional development workshop for social studies teachers, in the 2016-17 school year

To support one installation in the Museum’s process gallery, offering visitors of all ages essential opportunities to engage hands-on with the 2016-17 exhibitions in the main galleries

To refurbish the windows in the historic Haven House, the headquarters of DCA and an important cultural and community landmark for the residents of Dedham and surrounding towns

To support free or reduced-fee performances to underserved, older adults living in facilities that have small or no entertainment budgets, enabling their volunteer singing seniors to deliver uplifting musical shows

To support the construction of an accessible exterior ramp and an accessible bathroom at the historic Gore mansion
To hire a part-time development manager to support fundraising, donor retention, and corporate sponsorship (1/2 salary)

To support year 2 of providing professional development workshops for teachers in MetroWest school systems to develop curricula on WWII using primary sources from the Museum; the Foundation supported the program in year 1

To support the renovation of TCAN’s second floor, including the purchase of sound equipment for this space, which will be used for art house cinema, classical music concerts, and other performances and events

To provide quality supplemental programming while the Science Discovery Museum is closed for expansion and renovation

To create three outdoor educational exhibits that provide historic context to the lives of early African Americans in the North

To support the music program, where participants engage in music lessons, recording sessions, performances, and workshops

The MetroWest Fund for Arts & Culture is not currently accepting applications for its 2016 competitive grant program.

Application deadline was Monday, August 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

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