Programs that entertain, enlighten receive Cultural Council grants

Mar 16, 2023

MIDDLEBORO — The Middleboro Cultural Council has announced its grant awards.

Each year the Massachusetts legislature earmarks a sum of money to be used to promote and support cultural activities in communities around the state. Those local Cultural Councils are then tasked with reviewing the grant applications and awarding the grant money. 

This year the Middleboro Cultural Councils received more than 40 grant applications which may be requested for such categories as music, theater, dance and science and a range of cultural activities for the public, whether those are for adults, families and/or children.

The council invites all winners and the public for an award ceremony to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. March 26  at the Middleboro Library. Winners will be celebrated and share more about the cultural initiatives they will undertake with the grant money.

After careful consideration and review by the Middleboro Cultural Council, the following individuals and organizations were selected to receive the grants:

Mary Oleskiewicz; Argentine Tango; Mark Margitich; Ginmark in Concert; True Repertory Theatre Corporation; True Repertory Theatre 2022/23 Season of Plays; Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc.; 2022-23 concert season and outreach;  Jacek Zuzanski, puppet show “Alice, or Red King’s Dream” and accompanying workshop; Old Colony Historical Society, Passport to History 2023.

Also, Jubilate Chorale, Inc., Durufle’s Requiem; Lorna J. Brunelle; Sip and Stroll; Soule Homestead Education Center, Music at Soule Homestead;  Mayflower Camerata and Chamber Orchestra, Schubert Symphony Premieres: Two “Unfinisheds” Finished; Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Inc., The BrSO’s Music Director Search: Cueing in a New Era; John P. Porcino; To Life: Celebrations in Story, Song and Music; Casey Figueroa, Middleboro Contemporary Art Installation Trail; Borobot Incorporated, BoroBot Public Makerspace Debut/BoroBot v1.5; Fuller Craft Museum, Craft for Kids; Middleboro PrideFest, Middleboro PrideFest 2023

Also, Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus, Inc. The Carols of Christmas and Radio Time Machine; Middleboro Tourism Committee: Herring Run Festival; Fuller Craft Museum, Inc., Craft for All; Easton Children’s Museum, Inc., Finding Your Voice Through STEAM; Lakeville Arts Council; 2023 Lakeville Arts & Music Festival; Sippican Choral Society, Inc., Let’s Sing A Song of Joy!; Pilgrim Festival Chorus, Inc., Pilgrim Festival Chorus “Celebrate! Messiah & Carol Sing;’’ 

Also, Middleboro Council on Aging: Mardi Gras with The Cajun Hobos; Middleboro Public Library; One World Event with Mister G; Matt York, The Highwaymen – Songs & Stories; The Greater New Bedford Choral Society, Inc., Greater New Bedford Choral Society’s 2022-23 season; Middleboro Public Library, hands-on workshops with pottery wheel demonstrations for adults and teens; Native Plant Trust, Inc., Plant Communities of Massachusetts;  Middleboro Park Department, Hillside Shows; Music, Hip-Hop Chair Dance for Seniors; Theatre One Productions Inc.; Slice of Life New Works Festival.

Also, Middleboro Public Library, Black History Heroes, Soldiers, and Spies; The Friends of Middleboro Public Library, Inc., Dinner Theatre: Murder at Middleboro Abbey.