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Medway Cultural Council awards $8,500 in grants for 2024

The Medway Cultural Council is pleased to announce new funding of $8,500 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council 2024 that is being awarded to 11 applicants in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

Grants include (by date):

Community Culture Night at the Symphony’s “Latin Salsa Buffet” celebrating music from around the world, Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, Grand Ballroom, Milford Town Hall, March 9, 2024, 7:30 PM.

She Grooves: Using Our Voices for Positive Change, Kaye Kelly and band features original tunes as well as unique covers of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Aretha Franklin and Nancy Wilson, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, March 17, 202, 4:00 PM.

Unlikely Strummers – Family Friendly Music, Medway Friends of the Performing Arts,  Medway High School Auditorium, March 24, 2024

Myths & Miracles of Victorian Medicine presented by Janet Parnes, an insightful perspective of modern medicine,  deeper appreciation of people & struggles that moved it forward including the first woman to graduate from a U.S. Medical College, Medway Public Library, March 26, 2024, 7:00 PM.

The Art of Pysanky – The Painting of Easter Eggs in the Traditional Ukranian Form, Celeste Langlois, March – April 2024

I’ll Be There for You, a live theater narrative by the 2nd Act Organization about the drinking problems and recovery of young people, Medway High School, May 1, 2024

Medway Pride Flag Raising to raise awareness of and support of the LGBTQ Community with music and displays in the Choate Park Pavilion, Route 109 near Choate Park, May 31, 2024

Live Art Painting Performance, Amy Adams, a live performance in which a piece of improv art is produced using the people, energy and colors interpreted by the event, ,Choate Park, Summer 2024

Bronze Statue for the Town of Medway, sculpting of clay models Erin McCarthy for bronze statue to be displayed at the Medway Library, throughout 2024

Annual Movie License for Medway Library Events, supporting TEEN movie nights, summer lunch program activities, and the Middle School Wednesday program, Medway Public Library - throughout 2024

Sense and Sound Robotics: FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics & STEM Awareness Program (after school program for grades 9-12 for students to design, build, and ‘code’ robots to compete in an alliance against other teams.), Tom Kroon, throughout 2024.

Medway Cultural Council is one of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all of the Commonwealth.  Annual funding is appropriated by the state legislature to the Mass Cultural Council which then allocated funds to each LCC to support community-based projects in the arts, sciences, and humanities. 

Mission Statement 

“The mission of the Medway Cultural Council is to support and cultivate the arts, humanities, and sciences for Medway residents.  To accomplish this we offer grant funding, program development, and educational opportunities.  Our goal is to provide our community with a wide range of cultural experiences including art, musical performance, scientific pursuit as well as traditions from around the world.  We support and encourage local artists in a shared sense of community through cultural appreciation.”

We welcome ideas, recommendations, and feedback for future programming.  Medway residents are invited to attend meetings which are held at the Medway Library.  Our Agenda is posted on the Town of Medway website.  For more information about the Medway Cultural Council, please visit our website at or email us at [email protected]