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Mass. Cultural Council celebrating $4.7 million in grants to South Coast

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Representatives from the Massachusetts Cultural Council celebrated the latest investments from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund today at a reception held at Plymouth Center for the Arts, and presented a check for $4.7 million benefitting the South Coast of Massachusetts’ cultural sector. The Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF) is a State program that fosters the growth of the nonprofit cultural sector by supporting building projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences. This latest round of grants totaled $13.7 million and was awarded to more than 70 projects statewide in an effort to create jobs in construction and cultural tourism; expand access & education in the arts, humanities, and sciences; and improve the quality of life in cities and towns across the Commonwealth. 
Organizations on the South Coast of Massachusetts receiving funds from this State Grant include Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth Center for the Arts, and the Manomet Center for Conservation.
Here’s what Anita Walker, Executive Director of the MCC said about this program:
“CFF grants are powerful catalysts for projects that benefit communities in all regions of the Commonwealth. They support a robust nonprofit cultural sector that drives tourism, our state’s third largest industry.”
Senator Vinny deMacedo and Representative Mathew Muratore attended the celebration at Plymouth Center for the Arts, and Anita Walker, Executive Director of the MCC thanked both legislators for their continuous support of arts and tourism entities.
Senator deMacedo and Representative Muratore have been vocal about increasing funding for tourism and, in particular, Massachusetts’ upcoming 400th anniversaries which will increase visibility and tourism to the entire State.
Administered by MassDevelopment and the MCC, CFF has leveraged more than $1.9 billion in spending on arts, history and science building projects. All grants are matched 1:1 with private or municipal funds. For a full list of recipients, visit the MCC’s CFF page.

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