Up Next: Arts Council taps East Middle, Palladium projects for awards

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The Worcester Arts Council has announced 56 local artists, organizations and institutions will receive nearly $113,000 in grant funding in 2016.

The recipients, to be announced at the Tuesday, Jan. 26, City Council meeting, include projects in poetry, film, music, dancing, multimedia, science, art and education.

This year, the council is allocating $24,000 more in funding to 16 more recipients than it did in 2015.

Sarah Valente, left, and Nicole Landry are Holy Cross seniors leading the Magafan Mural Project at Worcester East Middle School.

Giselle Rivera-Flores / For Worcester Sun

Sarah Valente, left, and Nicole Landry are Holy Cross seniors leading the Magafan Mural Project at Worcester East Middle School.

In a letter to City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. announcing the recipients, Chief Development Officer Michael E. Traynor said, “Worcester is fortunate to have such a wealth of creative talent within it, and these noteworthy projects illustrate the vibrant cultural community that can be found throughout Worcester.

“These projects and their success will play a vital and important role in enhancing the strength of our community through art and creative expression.”


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