|Address:||One North Main Road, Otis, MA 01253|
|Meeting||3rd Wednesday 6:00 pm|
Here is a link to the application site:
Here’s a link to a tutorial on the application process:
|Jeanne Randorf||Chair||June 30, 2024|
|Arlene Tolopko||Member||June 30, 2023|
|Deborah Fogel||Member||June 30, 2023|
|Mary Jo Engels||Member||June 30, 2023|
|Margherita Bragagnolo||Member||June 30, 2024|
|Carol Lombardo||Member||June 30, 2024|
|Shannon Albee||Member||June 30, 2022|
|Carole Burke||Member||June 30, 2024|
2022 Season of Programs from the Cultural Council
Last November, our committee sifted through 36 applications for grants to fund various projects. We picked 23 that provide fun, culture, and educational opportunities for everyone in our Otis community. Following is a list of those we selected.
– Four programs at the Farmington School: a field trip, the Annual Community Arts program, a photography program, and a music enrichment program.
– A music composition program to accompany author Ty Allen Jackson’s book “When I Close My Eyes”. Music to be performed for the entire Lee School community with reading by the author.
– “Notice Otis” Series of virtual events about local art and literature.
– Three events to take place in Otis: “A Ukulele Show” family program at the library; A performance of Songs and Storytelling; and the “Magical Potter’s Wheel” demo to be held at a local event.
– Donations to 14 organizations for local events. They are:
“Nightwood at the Mount” by Lee Youth Association
Becket Arts Center – Free outdoor concerts
Bidwell House Museum’s Country Fair
Blandford White Church “Bel Canto Opera” and “Bad News Jazz & Blues Orchestra”
“The Black Legacy Project” by Music In Common, New Marlboro
SculptureNow at the Mount
“Berkshire Voices Playwright Reading Series” by Great Barrington Theatre
WAM Theatre Season 2022
“One Box at A Time” film production about food insecurity in the Berkshires,
produced by the Moving Arts Exchange
Hilltown Families, a website listing local cultural and educational opportunities
Osher Lifelong Learning series of events “Indigenous Peoples: We Are Still Here”
Berkshire Sings! and Berkshire Ukulele Band at Berkshire South
Women/Roots Music Series by Taproot Sessions, Dewey Memorial Hall
For more information about specific events listed, contact the sponsoring organizations above. And check our web page for additional details as they become available (townofotisma.com/cultural council).