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Funding List

Fiscal Year 2020 Total (to date): $42,000

Festivals - Fall/Winter

Organization City/Town Grant
Apple Tree Arts Grafton $500

Small Stones Festival of the Arts: to support a juried exhibition of photography and painting hightlighted by musical performances.

Artists Crossing Boston $500

The Boston Local Music Festival: to celebrate and support Boston’s talented musicians and giving them a platform to perform.

Arts! Ashland Alliance Ashland $500

Dragonfly Fesival of Ashland: for a celebration of art and culture in Ashland and surrounding communities.

Asian American Resource Workshop Boston $500

Boston Asian American Film Festival: for the Boston Asian American Film Festival.

Avon Civic Association Avon $500

Avon Holiday Festival: for an Annual Holiday Festival celebrating Christmas.

Bedford Embraces Diversity Bedford $500

Bedford Day and Multicultural Festival: for the Bedford annual town festival.

Belchertown Cultural Council Belchertown $500

Winter Light Night: for a Winter Light Night festival celebrating the holiday season bringing together our community members.

Belmont Porchfest Belmont $500

Belmont Porchfest: for Belmont Porchfest & community-wide music and arts event.

Berkley Cultural Council Berkley $500

Berkley Heritage & Honey Festival: for a family fun community festival with cultrual activies for all ages.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab Great Barrington $500

Radius Playwrights Festival: for the Radius Festival celebrating playwrights within a 50 mile radius of Great Barrington.

Bharathakalai School of Dance Lexington $500

TriNethra – the third eye festival of dance: for a festival providing a platform for local dancers to present for pay.

Boston Book Festival Cambridge $500

Boston Book Festival: for the Boston Book Festival, New England’s largest literary event.

Boston Center for the Arts Boston $500

Boston Art Book Fair : for the Boston Art Book Fair.

Boston Children’s Museum Boston $500

CreatedBy Festival: for the CreatedBy festival.

Boston Jewish Film Newton $500

Boston Jewish Film Festival: for a film festival premiering Jewish related films to Greater Boston.

Boston Latino International Film Festival Boston $500

Boston Latino International Film Festival: for the Festival showcasing Latinx-themed films from the US and other Iberian-American countries.

Boston University Arts Initiative Boston $500

BU Global Music Festival: for a free annual celebration of musical cultures around the world.

Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation Waltham $500

Dickens Holiday Festival: for a festival celebrating Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”.

Chicopee Cultural Council Chicopee $500

Fantastical Fall Festival : for the Fantastical Fall Festival celebrating culture and heritage in Chicopee .

City of Chelsea Licensing Department Chelsea $500

Chelsea Day: for a festival showing city pride in Chelsea.

Co-Incidence Brookline $500

The Co-Incidence Festival: for a festival dedicated to the creation/promotion of new works of contemporary composers.

Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts New Bedford $500

Festival Tipico de Guatemala: for the Festival Tipico de Guatemala a one-day celebration of authentic Guatemalan arts and culture .

Community Music Center of Boston Boston $500

Young Composers Festival: for an annual festival celebrating creativity with new compositions, improvisations, and performances.

Creative Arts Network Fall River $500

Festival of Trees: for the 5th Annual Festival of Trees, where holiday magic transforms the usual into the extraordinary.

Cultural Alliance of Medfield Medfield $500

Holiday Stroll: for a free, festive, family-oriented holiday festival with arts, food trucks, and tree lighting.

Downtown Taunton Foundation Taunton $500

Downtown Taunton Fall Fest Block Party: for the Taunton Annual Block Party.

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary Lincoln $500

Giving Thanks for Nature: for a family celebration of art and nature.

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary Lincoln $500

Giving Thanks for Nature: for the Nature is family celebration at Drumlin Farm

Dwellings Arts Northampton $500

Dwellings Arts Festival: for a one-day interdisciplinary arts festival centering works by artists with non-dominant identities.

Eastham Public Library Eastham $500

Annual Eastham Turnip Festival: for the annual Eastham Turnip Festival celebrating Eastham’s specialty crop ~ the Eastham Turnip.

Eggtooth Productions Greenfield $500

Celebrating Difference: for a festival celebrating difference.

Fairbanks Family in America Dedham $500

Fairbanks Fall Festival Septemberfest: for a gathering of historical re-enactors and artisans to entertain and educate families about American history.

Filmmakers Collaborative Melrose $500

Boston International Kids Film Festival: for the BIKFF geared towards kids ages 5-18.

First Night Chatham Chatham $500

First Night Chatham: for a family-friendly town-wide celebration of the arts on New Years Eve.

Fort Point Arts Community Boston $500

Fort Point Open Studios: for an open studios event.

Framingham Downtown Renaissance Framingham $500

Downtown Oktoberfest Multi-Cultural Street Fest: to support a multi-cultural street festival.

Gallery X New Bedford $500

William Street Festival : for the annual Williams Street festival showcasing local art , music , artisans and theater.

Gore Place Society Waltham $500

Fiddlers on the Farm: for the Fiddlers on the Farm a celebration.

Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival Harwich $500

CranJam at the Harwich Cranberry Festival: for the CranJam Cranberry Festival.

Helping Hand for Relief and Development Westborough $500

Metrowest Cultural Festival: for a multicultural festival.

Highlands Coalition c/o David Gass Lynn $500

World Music Festival: for a world music festival celebrating music, art, and food from many countries.

Historic New England Boston $500

Codman Estate Fine Arts & Crafts Festival: for the Arts & Crafts Festival at Codman Estate

Hondureños Unidos de Massachusetts Chelsea $500

Central America Independence Day Celebration: for a celebration of independence with a Parade and a Festival.

Hopedale Cultural Council Hopedale $500

Hopedale Day in the Park: for the annual Day in the Park celebrating the community of Hopedale.

Human Error Publishing Greenfield $500

Great Falls Word Festival: for a festival celebrating the word arts- poetry, storytelling, playwriting, and word-based performance.

Ipswich Cultural Council Ipswich $500

Ipswich Arts and Illumination Celebration: for a three day celebration of Arts.

Jewish Arts Collaborative Newton $500

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights: for a festival of lights.

Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell $500

The Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race: for a human powered art sculptures race through the city of Lowell.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society Tisbury $500

Women in Film Festival: for a festival celebrating women as filmmakers: in front of and behind the camera.

Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness Danvers $500

National Native American Heritage Month Pow-wow: for an annual Pow-wow in celebration of Nat’l Native American Heritage Month.

Mattapan Jazz & Unity Festival Boston $500

The Mattapan Jazz & Unity Festival: for a jazz & unity festival.

Mattoon Street Historical Preservation Association Springfield $500

Mattoon Street Arts Festival: for a free arts and crafts show featuring more than 100 artists and crafters.

Needham Cultural Council Needham $500

Needham Winter Arts Festival: for an annual arts festival showcasing local artists and musicians.

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center New Bedford $500

Big Boats, Little Boats: for an educational celebration of commercial fishing culture.

New Bedford Office of Tourism and Marketing New Bedford $500

City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve: for a city celebration.

Newburyport Film Festival Newburyport $500

Newburyport Documentary Film Festival: for the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival.

Nipmuc Indian Development Corporation Grafton $500

Winter Social: for a winter social for tribal memebrs to reconnect and give gifts.

North Shore Juneteenth Association Lynn $500

Juneteenth Family Fun Day: for a Juneteenth celebration.

Northborough Cultural Council Northborough $500

Annual CultureFest of Music and Arts: for a festival featuring local artists and performers.

Old Colony Historical Society Taunton $500

Liberty and Union Festival: for a historical festival.

Onset Bay Association Wareham $500

Christmas in the Parks: for an annual event celebrating the winter season in Onset Village.

Piti Theatre Company Montague $500

Great Greenfield DinoFest: for a DinoFest celebration of Greenfield’s local history.

Provincetown Public Library Provincetown $500

Provincetown Book Festival: for the Provincetown Book Festival.

Puppet Showplace Brookline $500

First Light Brookline: for a community celebration to kick off the holiday season.

Quincy Asian Resources Quincy $500

Lunar New Year Festival: for a community celebration including dance, food, performances, and games celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Rockport Cultural District Rockport $500

Rockport Makers’ Festival and Market: for a festival celebrating Rockport makers’

Rockport Exchange Rockport $500

Rockport Harvestfest: for a festival celebrating local flavor, featuring local food, drink, music, makers/vendors, arts.

Rockport New Year’s Eve Rockport $500

Rockport New Year’s Eve: for an accessible, affordable and culturally diverse celebration of the arts on New Year’s Eve.

Sandwich Arts Alliance Sandwich $500

Porchfest: for the Sandwich Village Porchfest.

South Shore Wildlife Sanctuaries Marshfield $500

South Shore Sanctuaries Farm Day: for an annual festival to build community and to celebrate the conservation of this land.

South Shore Wildlife Sanctuaries Marshfield $500

South Shore Sanctuaries Farm Day: for an annual festival to build community and to celebrate the conservation of this land.

South Shore Young Men’s Christian Association Norwell $500

Corn Festival: for the annual Corn Festival celebrating the harvest season and our agrarian roots.

Southborough Cultural Arts Council Southborough $500

Heritage Day – Arts Fair: for an Arts Fair.

Springfield Cultural Partnership Springfield $500

Art Stop(s) Fall: for an art stop festival that celebrates local artists at pop up art galleries in downtown Springfield

Springfield Jewish Community Center Springfield $500

First Light: Hanukah Celebrations: for a cultural festival celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights

Springfield Museums Springfield $500

Holiday Happenings: for a festival of holiday happenings.

Squares Squared Worcester $500

POW! WOW! Worcester School Week: for a School Week celebrating public art through murals, workshops and curriculum guides.

Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center Windsor $500

Berkshire Drum Fest: “Celebrating Community”: for the annual Berkshire Drum Fest celebrating diverse world cultures through drumming.

The Boston Arts Festival Boston $500

The Boston Arts Festival : showcasing and supporting Boston visual artists and musicians.

The Dance Complex Cambridge $500

Winter Wonder Dance Festival : for a winter dance and movement festival.

The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts Watertown $500

First Day Family Festival : for a family-friendly festival featuring art activities and performances.

The Emily Dickinson Museum Amherst $500

Amherst Poetry Festival: for a celebration of Dickinson and contemporary poetry.

The Fenway Alliance Boston $500

Opening Our Doors Festival : for the OPENING OUR DOORS festival.

The Hyde Square Task Force Boston $500

Three Kings Day Festival: for a Three Kings Day Festival celebrating the Latin American holiday that caps-off the holiday season.

The School for Contempoary Dance and Thought Northampton $500

Bodies in Motion Festival: for an annual contemporary dance festival with intergenerational programs by local and regional artists .

The Theater Offensive Boston $500

Saint Sebastian Festival: for a festival that honors Puerto Rican cultural heritage traditions.

Three Thirty Three Wellfleet $500

Afterglow Festival: for the Afterglow annual week long festival.

Topsfield Recreation Committee Topsfield $500

Topsfield Holiday on the Green: for a Holiday on the Green celebrating the arts and community in Topsfield.

Town of Acton Acton $500

Winter Carnival: for Winter Carnival, an outdoor community event with a variety of activities for all ages.

Unbound Visual Arts Boston $500

Mardi Gras & Carnival Celebration of the Arts: for a live music & art show.

Union Square Main Street Somerville $500

What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Innovation : for the Annual What the Fluff? festival honoring the diverse character of Union Square .

Vietnamese American Thang Long Limited Boston $500

Trung Thu Festival: for the annual Trung Thu Festival celebrating children and is a time for family members to get together.

Westborough Cultural Council Westborough $500

Arts in Common: for a free community-wide event promoting cultural enrichment: celebration of art, music, dance, food.

Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society Fairhaven $500

Manjiro Festival: for a festival to commemorate a sister city relationship.

Winchester Farmers Market Community Hub Winchester $500

International Day: for an International Day celebrating the cultural diversity of the Town of Winchester.

Worcester Jewish Community Center Worcester $500

Central Mass International Jewish Film Festival: for a Jewish Film Festival in central Massachusetts that presents films that enrich, educate, and entertain through a Jewish lens.

Zumix Boston $500

ZUMIX Radio Block Party: for a festival to celebrate ZUMIX, East Boston, and local artistry through music, vendors, food and fun!.

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