More than two-dozen JP organizations and institutions supporting arts and culture won grants from the Boston Cultural Council (BCC), totaling over $57,000.
The BCC awarded over $303,000 to 137 organizations in total out of 151 applicants.
The 26 JP-area local organizations are: 826 Boston, Asian American Resource Workshop, BalletRox, Boston Cyberarts, Castle of Our Skins, Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, Franklin Park Coalition, Freelance Players, Hyde Square Task Force, Jamaica Plain Multicultural Afterschool Arts Program, Jamaica Plain Music Festival, JP Porchfest, JP Reads, Kādence Arts under Music Performance & Education, Make Music Boston, New Gallery Concert Series, Non-Events, South Street Initiative, First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, The Footlight Club, Theater Espresso, Tony Williams Dance Center, Trustees of Eliot School, Urbano Project, VSA Massachusetts, and Young Audiences of Massachusetts.
“We’re working towards making Boston the country’s municipal arts leader, and we can’t do it without supportive and committed partners,” Mayor Martin Walsh said in a release. “Funding is often a hurdle for cultural organizations, and I’m proud that we doubled our Boston Cultural Council funds this year.”
The BCC falls under the umbrella of the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, and annually distributes funds allocated by the state’s Massachusetts Cultural Council. The BCC matched many of those grants.