Edible Plants Walk – September 16
Naturalist John Root will lead an edible wild plants walk at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 16 at Indian Head Farm, 232 Pleasant St. in Berlin. Free, all ages welcome. Perennials for edible landscaping and attracting songbirds, hummingbirds, and butterflies will be offered for sale. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Berlin Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
BCC FY2014 Report
During the application period in 2014, the Berlin Cultural Council (BCC)) received twenty seven (27) applications for grants for funding in FY15. After a thorough review of each proposal, with emphasis on choosing the proposals that would benefit the greatest number of Berlin residents, the BCC selected eighteen (18) for funding.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s allotment to the BCC for FY15 grants program was $4300.00. Using $800.00 of turned back MCC funds and $1250.00 in funds approved by residents at the May 2014 Town Meeting, the BCC was able to award $6350.00 in grants. See the full report for a listing of recipients.
BCC Town Report 2011
During the period September 1 to October 15, 2010 the Berlin Cultural Council (BCC) received 35 applications for grants for funding in 2011. After a thorough review of each proposal, with special emphasis on the benefits to Berlin residents, both young and old, BCC selected 15 proposals for future review. Approval letters were mailed on January 15, 2011.
In August of 2010 BCC was notified by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) that final approval now rested with our council. MCC’s allotment to BCC for its 2010-
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Ron Plutnicki, Treasurer
All 2012 BCC Grant Applications MUST READ
The Berlin Cultural Council (BCC) will be accepting grant applications on Thursday, September 1, 2011. Completed applications are due no later than Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Changes in the application forms dictate that applications must be completed on-line. The new forms will be available on the BCC’s public web site under the forms tab and can also be found by applicants at www.massculturalcouncil.org/applications/lccapp.asp. Once completed, applicants should send a hard copy to Berlin Cultural Council at 23 Linden Street, Berlin, MA 01503.
Town organizations benefitting from past program grants include the Berlin Library, the Lions Club, the Berlin Theatre Company, the Art and Historical Society, the Council on Aging, the Town Hall Advisory Committee, the Berlin Memorial School, and the Tahanto Jr-Sr High School.
Several local area organizations have been awarded BCC grants including the Hudson Area Arts Alliance, Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, Fruitlands Museum, Calliope Theater Productions, Symphony Pro Musica, and the Native American Cultural Center.
The purpose of the Berlin Cultural Council is to provide and maintain the vitality of the local cultural resources, and to ensure that these resources are shared with the Berlin community. The Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities.
If any organization is interested in submitting an application, but has questions, please call Jeanne Kowal at (978) 875-1352. Also, guidelines and instructions will be available at the Berlin Public Library, the Town Offices Buildings, and the 1870 Town Hall.