24 Jamaica Plain Orgs & Projects Receive Boston Cultural Council Grants

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A smorgasbord of Jamaica Plain organizations and projects received thousands of dollars thanks after the city dispersed its Cultural Council Organizational Grants.

Courtesy City of Boston

Performance by OrigiNation, one of the 2019 Boston Cultural Council grantees.

The Boston Cultural Council (BCC) Organizational Grants are distributed annually to arts and cultural organizations that are based in Boston, or offer programming in Boston. Grants varied for each organization, going as high as $5,000 per organization.

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Boston Cultural Council (BCC), awarded grants to 221 Boston arts organizations and projects, totaling $487,000.

"Boston is home to so many incredible arts organizations and cultural institutions that work tirelessly to bring opportunities to engage in creative expression to every individual, in every neighborhood," said Kara Elliott-Ortega, Boston's Chief of Arts and Culture, according to a press release. "It's great to see Boston provide increased support and resources to these organizations year after year, and witness the impact it has on our local communities."

This year, the BCC developed an equity statement and awarded several organizations with an additional Model Equity Organization award of $5,000 "to further promote cultural, economic, and racial diversity in the arts." Jamaica Plain's Urbano Project was one of three winners of the 2019 Model Equity Organization award.

Here are the 24 Jamaica Plain organizations and projects that received grants:

Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library $500
Gravity Arts, Inc. $970
Sheffield Chamber Players $875
Sound Energy Trio $500
Transient Canvas $750
Music as a Second Language $600
Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston $2,000
Jamaica Plain Music Festival $1,750
Theatre Espresso $3,000
BOMBAntillana $3,250
FINEX House $3,250
MetaMovements $3,250
BalletRox  $4,250
Girls Rock Campaign Boston $3,750
Spontaneous Celebrations $4,250
OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center $5,000
Urbano Project $5,000
Boston Makers, Inc. $500
Non-Event $500
The Footlight Club $500
Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts $3,750
Hyde Square Task Force $3,750
Rehearsal for Life, Inc. (formerly Urban Improv/Freelance Players, Inc.) $4,000
Boston Scores $1,430