arts and culture

New England News
12:39 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Pittsfield Cultural Council Awards 45 Grants

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Forty-five artists and cultural organizations in Pittsfield, Massachusetts have been awarded funding from the local cultural council.

More than $19,000 will support concerts, art exhibits, theatre and more in the coming year. Kimberly Rawson is a volunteer member of the Pittsfield Cultural Council.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

North Adams Transforming

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The Berkshires are known as a tourist destination, but until recently North Adams hasn’t fully tapped into the industry.

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New England News
5:22 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

MA Representatives Tour Pittsfield Discussing Development

State Senator Benjamin Downing talks to the rest of the Massachusetts Gateway Cities Legislative Caucus about the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield.
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Massachusetts state representatives toured Pittsfield meeting with city officials to discuss area development and challenges.

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New England News
4:34 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Sen. Warren Wraps Up Berkshire Visit

Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks to the Massachusetts State Legislature's Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development and others at the Berkshire Museum.
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren wrapped up her trip across Massachusetts in the western part of the state today. The Democratic Senator’s visit included a tour of defense manufacturer General Dynamics’ site in Pittsfield. Senator Warren says the plant is making innovative gains in military manufacturing and research to save the country money while still keeping it safe.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Williamstown To Apply For Cultural Designation

A view of Main Street in Williamstown
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The selectboard of Williamstown recently voted to allow the town to pursue a Cultural District Designation from the state of Massachusetts designed to promote economic development through the arts.

On Wednesday evening, the Williamstown selectboard gave the go-ahead for town residents to seek out a Cultural District Designation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The designation is not a monetary award but includes signage and serves as a badge of honor in recognition of community efforts to promote the arts and humanities.

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New England News
5:22 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Mass. Arts and Culture Advocates Unhappy with Budget Recommendation

Out of the cuts included in the House Ways and Means proposal, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a public agency that promotes investment in the arts and sciences, is facing a 15 percent reduction in state funding. And arts advocates are moving quickly.

Matt Wilson is head of MASSCreative, an organization that lobbies in support of cultural organizations and arts and sciences education.

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