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GROTON — The Groton Cultural Council has announced the following 2007 grants, for a total of $3,800. For this grant cycle, the Groton Local Cultural Council received an allocation of $4,000, which was double the amount available last year. Of the 17 applications received, 10 were fully funded.

These grants represent a wide variety of interests and were selected to reach as many townspeople as possible.

Grants were made to the following organizations and individuals:

* Fitchburg Art Museum: 2007 Exhibit

* Ruth Harcovitz: Concert at the Senior Center

* Indian Hill Arts: Swing Trio Concert

* Lowell Fiber Studio: Creative collaboration at the Groton Public Library

* Merrimack Repertory Theater: Partners in education for Groton students

* Nashoba Valley Chorale: “Aspects of Love” concert

* Seven Hills of Groton: Grotonfest storytelling

* The Harvard Town Band: Concert support

* Three Apples Story Festival: Storytelling

* Village Theater: Concert of Dance

The Local Cultural Council (LCC) program, the second-largest grant program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), is a grassroots complement to the agency’s centralized grant programs. Allocations are made to all of Massachusetts’ 351 cities and towns to support community cultural activities. The LCC program is the most extensive system of its kind in the nation to support arts, sciences and humanities.

For those interested in applying for a grant next year, the applications are due Oct. 15. The best way to apply is to visit the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Web site and register online at www.massculturalcouncil.org, or by contacting one of the local co-chairmen, Owen Shuman or Ray Ciemny.

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