Cultural Council Meeting Minutes 02/10/2021

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Minutes February 10, 2021

  1. Meeting called to order: 7:03PM
  2. Minutes of September 16, 2020 Deb Fogel made a motion to approve said minutes. Arlene Tolopko seconded the minutes. Minutes approved.
  3. Chair report – The Otis Cultural Council received the following amounts:

$5,000 Town of Otis, $4,000 MA Cultural Council, $200 donation. Jeanne Randorf recommended keeping funds aside for flower barrels which was approved.

  1. Shanon Albee gave the financial report which was accepted.
  2. Grant voting – The following grants were approved and were reported in the Otis Observer last month:

Youth programs:

  1. FRRES – Grade 5 visit to Old Sturbridge $700
  2. FRRES Arts program production $900
  3. Michael Flower – Visual Frontiers $648
  4. FRRES Musical Instrument Enrichment and Loaner Program $900
  5. Farmington River Ensemble recorded performances $1,940
  6. Diverse Otis literature project $850 Leigha Chaffee
  7. Diversity posters project $500
  8. Lights Bright Art Program $100

Workshop – Nature programs at Old Baldy Wildlife Sanctuary $300

Performances – Triple Shadow, “The Belle of Amherst” $500

Donations – The following will receive a donation of $200 each: Becket Arts Center, Open Studios DriveAbout, Bidwell House Museum, “Art close to home”, Ice Fire sculpture, The WAM Theatre, Berkshire South Community Center program.

The following will receive a donation of $100: “BelCanto Opera”, “Bad News Jazz & Blues Orchestra”

  1. The meeting schedule for 2021 was distributed. Meetings will take place on the third Wednesday at 6:00PM. The March meeting was cancelled. The next meeting will be held on April 21, 2021 at 6:00PM
  2. The meeting adjourned at 9:11PM