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Cultural Council holding community conversation

The Westwood Cultural Council is inviting the people who live and work in town to help advise them about how best to allocate public dollars for programs and activities in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. The all-volunteer, municipally-appointed council receives an annual allocation of money to fund projects by individuals, organizations, and schools that serve a broad range of interests and needs.

The council receives many more proposals than it is able to fund. As it distributes public dollars, it is essential that the Community Council gathers local public opinion and learns more about what the community needs. This will help it to develop useful criteria and funding priorities to guide grant-making decisions.

Community members are invited to participate in a one hour conversation with neighbors on May 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Westwood Public Library.

Among the questions the council is seeking to answer: What current programs and activities in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences are important to support or maintain? What cultural activities might be missing from the community? What community issues might be helped by arts and cultural programming? How have you, your organization, your children, and/or the community been affected by council grants?

Any questions may be directed to westwoodculturalcouncil@gmail.com.

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