As Berkshire Museum seeks restoration of grant, other area groups in good standing

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As the Massachusetts Cultural Council prepares to decide whether to restore funding to the Berkshire Museum, these area groups remain in good standing. In all, 22 other Berkshire County organizations received the following amounts in the fiscal year that runs through June.

The county's Cultural Investment Portfolio awards totaled $415,100. In all, $4,270,000 in such grants were disbursed statewide.

Aston Magna Foundation for Music & HUM, Great Barrington: $3,800

Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield: $29,600

Berkshire Choral International, Sheffield: $16,400

Berkshire Historical Society, Pittsfield: $3,800

Berkshire Music School, Pittsfield: $6,100

Berkshire Theatre Group, Stockbridge: $28,100

Center for EcoTechnology Inc., Pittsfield: $43,500

Chesterwood Museum and Estate, Stockbridge: $7,300

(Sterling & Francine) Clark Art Institute, Williamstown: $56,500

Close Encounters with Music Inc., Great Barrington: $3,800

Community Access to the Arts Inc., Great Barrington: $7,200

Flying Cloud Institute Inc., Great Barrington: $4,700

Hancock Shaker Village Inc., Pittsfield: $16,800

Images Cinema, Williamstown: $4,600

IS183 Art School, West Stockbridge: $7,500

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Inc., Becket: $39,100

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Inc., Great Barrington: $18,200

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams: $55,600

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge: $34,600

Orion Society, Great Barrington: $12,300

Shakespeare & Company Inc., Lenox: $33,200

Triple Shadow Inc., Otis: $3,800

Williams College Museum of Art: Williamstown, $11,300

Williamstown Theatre Festival: Williamstown, $30,000

Other funding

In a different Gateway grant program, WAM Theatre Inc. of Lee and Edith Wharton Restoration Inc. of Lenox each received $3,000.

And in a project round of funding, Berkshire Playwrights Inc. of Great Barrington, Berkshire Pulse Inc. of Great Barrington and the Cantilena Chamber Choir of Lenox each received $2,500.


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