Wellfleet Cultural Council awards $7,500 for 2015

Town and Massachusetts Cultural Council funds to bolster local programming
Wellfleet Cultural Council Co-Chairs Paula Erickson (left) and Michelle Olem (right) recently announced the winners of the 2015 WCC grants. WCC photo.

The Wellfleet Cultural Council recently announced the recipients of their 2015 grants. This year's $7,500 in funding marked the largest amount ever awarded by the council.

Funds for the grants were provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council ($4,300) and the Town of Wellfleet ($2,000).

The 25 recipients represent a wide array of organizations and individuals. The council supports the work of individual artists as well as local art groups, non-profits and community and cultural groups.

Every three years the council seeks input from the community which is used to develop annual priorities. For 2015, the priorities included dance, the local and global environment, literature and poetry and music. Programs for or created by adolescents were also given priority status, according to the WCC website.

The 2015 recipients are: 

  • Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Center - Multi-Generational Chorus - $400
  • Andre Lima - Capoeira Besouro - $400
  • Barry Hellman - Celebration of National Poetry Month - $200
  • Betsy Williams - Winter Community Dances - $200
  • Broadsided Press - Broadsides on the Bus - $200
  • Cape & Islands Community Development - ArtsApp Cape Cod - $100
  • Cape Cod Children's Place - Inter-Generational Arts Enrichment - $350
  • Cape Cod Film Society - Festival of Arab/Middle Eastern Cinema - $300
  • First Congregational Church - Music in Early New England - $200
  • Harbor Stage Company - Beacon New Play Reading Series - $300
  • Herring River Restoration Project- Adventures of Allie the Alewife - $375
  • Jay DiPrima, PhD - Henry David Thoreau Lyceum Lecture Tour - $200
  • Jennifer Moller - Pools Mighty Plenitude - $300
  • Kazzrie Jaxen Jazz Quartet - Wellfleet Performance - $300
  • Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary - Flying Wild Festival - $300
  • Payomet Performing Arts Center - Circus Camp - $400
  • Peregrine Theatre Ensemble - Whale Tale Theatre for Youth - $400
  • Quirky Circus/Ellen Anthony - Alphabet Soup - $200
  • Quirky Circus/Ellen Anthony - Work in Progress - $200
  • Sustainable CAPE - Wellfleet Farmer-in-the-School - $300
  • Wellfleet Elementary School - Rob Rivest Stress Reduction Show - $200
  • Wellfleet Farmer's Market - Live Music - $400
  • Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theatre - WHAT for Kids - $400
  • Wellfleet Historical Society & Museum - Traditional Music Concert - $300
  • Wellfleet Preservation Hall - Kids at the Hall - $300
  • Wellfleet Recycling Committee -Plastic in Our Oceans Solution Kit - $275

"We were impressed with the diversity and quality of this year’s applicants and congratulate all of the winners," said Wellfleet Cultural Council Co-Chair Michelle Olem.

The council will host a grantee reception in the spring to honor the recipients.

For more information about the Wellfleet Cultural Council, visit their website here and their Facebook page here.

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