Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

October 4, 2012

State supports Andover cultural, arts programs

The Andover Townsman

---- — The Massachusetts Cultural Council has awarded grants totaling $47,190 to cultural organizations, schools, and art programs in Andover.

These grants support a wide variety of cultural activities and projects that benefit local residents, while supporting jobs in the nonprofit cultural sector, said state Sen. Barry Finegold in announcing the grants through a press release.

Grant recipients in Andover include:

Andover Cultural Council ($4,090)

Addison Gallery of American Art ($10,000)

Andover Chamber Music Series ($3,000)

Andover Choral Society ($2,700)

Andover Historical Society ($2,500)

New England Classical Singers ($3,000)

Northeast Document Conservation Center ($21,900)

The grants were part of MCC’s $8 million statewide investment in the nonprofit cultural sector.

“MCC grants help to ensure that the unique cultural resources in Andover and the extraordinary breadth of cultural activity across the Commonwealth continue to flourish and benefit our citizens today and for years to come,” Finegold said. “The impact of state support for the arts, humanities, and sciences is significant. The Andover Cultural Council really makes an effort to support a variety of groups and programs so I look forward to see what the Council introduces the town to this year.”