The Maine Arts Commission has awarded Word, a BHCD-sponsored project, a $2,350 grant to support Word’s activities. The Maine Arts Commission is an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Word has an excellent track record of identifying, and successfully applying for, grants and awards to support its festival and other programs.
Congratulations again, Word volunteers!
Reach Projects, an artist residency program sponsored by BHCD, has completed its first season, with great benefit to both the participating artists and the Blue Hill community.
The project volunteers, thrilled with this success are now gearing up for the 2020 season.
More information about Reach Projects…
Word, the Blue Hill literary festival fiscally sponsored by BHCD, has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the Charles T. & Marion M. Thompson Foundation.
Word’s worthy efforts, which include an annual literary festival and several other events at other times of the year, have been recognized and supported by several grantors over the years.
Congratulations to the Word volunteers on continued festival success!
The effort to obtain a Federal grant under the state’s “Bicycle and Pedestrian Program” to make South Street more walkable and bikeable continues to move ahead.
One aspect of the approval process was that the project team indicated that they would make an effort to offset the cost of the Town’s matching funds (20%) with private donations.
A letter and connectivity map was mailed this week to all Blue Hill residents making the case for individual donations. Although the letter did not specify a deadline, the plan is to provide all donated funds to the Town in early 2020.
Native Gardens of Blue Hill has received $5,000 from the Davis Conservation Foundation to support construction of an ADA compliant trail at NGBH’s principal public garden at the Bagaduce Music Lending Library. The grant was awarded under the fiscal umbrella of Blue Hill Community Development.
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