Senator Eldridge, Representatives Benson and Atkins Announce Massachusetts Cultural Council Approves 15.9K for Arts are Essential, Inc. and The Discovery Museums

BOSTON—Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representatives Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg) and Cory Atkins (D-Concord) announced that The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) today approved a spending plan for the coming year that will invest $15.9K in Arts are Essential, Inc. and The Discovery Museums in Acton.

“I am pleased that the Massachusetts Cultural Council was able to secure these grants for professionals to grow and enhance their talents,” said Senator Eldridge. “I am pleased that we will be able to continue investing in these important cultural institutions and further develop children and adult’s love for arts and science in the community.”

“Our support for the arts, humanities and sciences ensures that children and families can continue to enjoy cultural programs, so I am delighted to announce these new grants,” said Representative Atkins.

“I am pleased that the Massachusetts Cultural Council will invest funds in both arts and science focused institutions within the town of Acton. Both Arts are Essential, Inc. and The Discovery Museums are committed to offering experiences that inspires creativity and curiosity in residents of all ages,” said Representative Benson (D-Lunenburg). “This funding will certainly allow for residents to continue enjoying the unique cultural resources the region has to offer.”

Arts are Essential, Inc. will receive grant funding that will be directed towards a Cultural Investment Portfolio Program to work in partnership with educators and artists to bring arts experiences that enrich, educate and enlighten students of all ages while inspiring creativity.

The Discovery Museums will receive grant funding that will be directed towards a Cultural Investment Portfolio Program to inspire enduring curiosity and love of learning through interactive discovery, hands-on inquiry and scientific investigation.

The MCC is a state agency supporting the arts, sciences, and humanities, to improve the quality of life in Massachusetts and its communities. It pursues its mission through a combination of grants, services, and advocacy for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and artists.

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