Fall River – The University of Massachuetts Dartmouth in partnership with the Fall River Office of Economic Development and the local art community announce that they have received Adams Grant funding for 2012. This is the fifth year that this grant has been awarded to help support arts focused economic development in Fall River.
The Adams Grant invests in and promotes economic development through arts based cultural events and activities in cities across the Commonwealth. The Fall River grant addresses quality of life issues and provides a way for our community to come together to enjoy the benefits of theatre, dance, music, and food as well as the visual arts in and throughout Fall River.
On April 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Cherry & Webb Gallery, members of the Massachusetts Cultural Council will join with members of the Fall River Art Community and local leaders to celebrae our continued investment in the community and the local arts. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The meeting will include a discussion about the year’s upcoming cultural and artistic events, including:
The Art of Dining Stroll
Artful Workshop/Class event
Fall River through the lens Textile Exhibit/WPA exhibit in conjunction with Little Theater: Music dance dress production, 30′s-70′s
Artist in Residence Program “Art Camp” classes on the Battleship Massachusetts
Battleship Massachusetts: Swing Dance – dance, re-enactors WWII
Cherry & Webb Gallery: Public art program
Children’s Film Festival at the Cherry & Webb Gallery
Open Studios – city-wide art galleries and studios
The project aims to strengthen the local economy and revive the identity and spirit of Fall River through creative programming and seasonal festivities that engage residents and draw vistors to the area.
“UMass Dartmouth Professional and Continuing Education, along with its collaborative partners, is pleased to be involved in such a vibrant arts initiative that encourages artistic awareness throughout Greater Fall River,” said Dr. Joy McGuirl-Hadley, Assistant Chancellor at UMass Dartmouth. “The culturally rich events and programs made possible through the Adams Grant offer a great way to celebrate and share the creative accomplishments of talented artists in our community.”
For additional information, please contact Victoria Mathiesen: 774-488-6804