Save the date! Monday, May 11 at 6:00pm
2015 Grantee Reception for this year's grant awardees in Hunneman Hall, Brookline Main Library.
poet laureate news
Jan schreiber named brookline pOet laureate
Thank you to Friends of the Brookline Public Library for their support of the poet laureate program.
The Brookline Commission for the Arts (BCA), which coordinates the Brookline Poet Laureate Program, has selected Jan Schreiber as the Town of Brookline’s poet laureate.
Schreiber succeeds the town’s inaugural laureate, Judith Steinbergh, whose term ends on March 31. The Brookline Poet Laureate Program, established by the Board of Selectmen in 2012, seeks to enhance Brookline’s cultural life, promote awareness and appreciation of poetry and the literary arts, and connect members of the community through poetry.
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BCA holds breakfast reception for town hall employees
The BCA held a breakfast reception on Friday morning, March 20, to meet town hall employees and give them a guided tour of the current exhibits up on the walls of town hall.
Joe McGonegal, (BCA co-chair) Jack Curtis, Susan Mulsky and Kat Zavadskaya were four of the commissioners on hand to greet Brookline town hall employees on Friday morning (3/20), offering guided tours of the current THW exhibits (see below).
These artists will also participate in Brookline Open Studios on Sat & Sun, April 25-26, 2014 | brooklineopenstudios.com
Room 103: Gillian Jackson | Photography & Venetian plaster on birch
M.A. Lasek | Photography
Sue Mandelbaum-Cohen | Watercolor
Room 111: Diane Birkelund | Pastel
Hearing Room: Peg O'Connell | Photography
TOWN HALL WALLS
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Arts brookline 2015
Are you looking to fill your spring calendar with arts events?
Check out the 2015 calendar for over 100 arts events happening in and around Brookline during the months of April, May and June. You will find visual arts, literary, lectures/workshops, music (classical/opera/experimental/folk/gospel), theater, dance, film, puppetry and so much more…. Events are being added daily so check back often. Artsbrookline.org
Massachusetts Cultural Council approves $10.3M in new grants
The spending plan for 2015 will invest more than $10 million in nonprofit arts, humanities and science organizations, local cultural councils, education and youth programs across the Commonwealth. Brookline has been allocated over $10,000 for granting to arts, culture and humanities in 2015.
Grant application deadline of Oct 15, 2014 has passed
$2.76 million has been allocated to communities - MCC’s 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) make up the most extensive public cultural funding network in the nation. They provide funding to every Massachusetts city and town through the work of more than 2,300 volunteers. The councils support local arts and history, fund school field trips, and sponsor local concerts and exhibitions. Grants to local councils range from $4,300 for the smallest towns to $103,170 for Springfield and $163,080 for Boston, according to a formula that reflects the state's local aid system.
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Jeremy Kindall's "Storyville" at Putterham
Jeremy Kindall's sculpture, Storyville, was installed at Putterham in June, 2014, in honor of former Putterham Branch Librarian Barbara Warner.
This project was supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.