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September 25, 2006

7:00 PM         Starbard Building

Members Present:        Mary E.L. Shepherd, Co-Chair, Judy Sikes, Co-Chair, Karen Halley,
Lisa DeCiero

Members Absent: Elizabeth Helder

Others Present: Nancy Rocheleau, Holden Historical Society

Ms. Shepherd called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  Tonight’s meeting is an Informational Meeting as required by Mass. Cultural Council guidelines.  The Grant application deadline is October 16, 2006.  Holden has approximately $6,250.00 available in grant funding for  FY 07.

There are two outstanding grants from ’06 funding:  the Mountview tile restoration project and the Davis Hill Pass/Hands on Art Museum.

Ms. Rocheleau asked if the Council would fund an individual writing a play.  The HCC considers two types of grant applications:  Local Cultural Council grants and PASS (Performing Arts Student Series) grants.  A HCC member may also originate a grant application.

Applicants must have a local sponsorship and demonstrate support for arts, humanities and/or interpretive sciences.  Funding has traditionally been granted from $250 to $750 per individual program.

Ms. Shepherd informed the Council that the Arts Lottery fund balance as of 8/31/06 is $1,520.80.  This, in addition to the $4,730.00 in new lottery aid for FY 07, makes $6,250.80 available for ‘07 grants.

Since there were no further questions, the HCC adjourned the meeting at 7:25 PM.

Next meeting of the HCC is November 8, 2006 at 7:00 PM in Memorial Hall in the Town Hall.