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Old Colony awarded Local Cultural Council Grant

Old Colony has been awarded one Local Cultural Council Grant. The Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually.

The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts citizen. Administered by 2,400 municipally appointed volunteers, the LCC network consists of 329 councils serving all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns. Each year, local councils award more than $2 million in grants to more than 5,000 cultural programs statewide. These include school field trips, afterschool programs, concerts, festivals, lectures, theater, dance, music, and film. LCC projects take place in schools, community centers, libraries, elder care facilities, town halls, parks, and wherever communities come together.

The project proposal for Old Colony is to continue to work with local artist and author Peter Stone. Mr. Stone will be working with Old Colony’s English department on a creative writing and literature project – students will learn the understanding of symbolism.