Recently, Jamaica Plain's Kathyrn Niforos was one of seven Bostonians appointed to the Boston Cultural Council.
"Joining the BCC is a huge honor. I'm excited to connect more of Boston's exceptional artists with the support they deserve," said Niforos to Jamaica Plain News.
Niforos has had a lifelong relationship that began with training in classical ballet, as well as an oboist. She participated in many performance opportunities with community dance companies and orchestras. As an adult she has continued to study ballet through the Boston ballot and other varied offerings around Boston.
Along with Niforos, the new members of the Boston Cultural Council include Hanah Fadrigalan, Marie Fukuda, Ana Guigui, Pat McSweeney, Ahn Nguyen and Norris Welch.
"Each of these new members are active in the Boston arts community and will be great additions to the Boston Cultural Council," said Mayor Martin Walsh via press release. "I look forward to seeing how each one will bring their creative perspective to the Council to support the arts in our City."
The Boston Cultural Council is under the umbrella of the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, and it annually distributes funds allocated by the city and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The BCC makes grants to organizations and individual artists like the first-ever Artist Fellowship Award pilot program.