Springfield, MA -- The Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) has been awarded a Beveridge Family Foundation grant to help the organization both create an artist database, as well as increase internal capacity, according to Morgan Drewniany, Executive Director of the SCCD.
Part of the grant from the Beveridge Foundation will be utilized to hire the UMass Arts Extension Service, a nationally renowned thought-leader in the arts field, to help create a grassroots network of artists. This network will increase the economic growth of the creative economy sector in Springfield by both connecting artists to paid opportunities, as well as make finding an artist of a specific discipline easier for local businesses, nonprofits, and individuals.
The mission of the Beveridge Family Foundation is to preserve and enhance the quality of life by embracing and perpetuating Frank Stanley Beveridge’s philanthropic vision, through grant making incentives in support of programs in youth development, health, education, religion, art and environment, primarily in Hampden and Hampshire counties, Massachusetts. A press conference will be held on Monday, January 8th, 2:30pm at the Community Music School of Springield. Beveridge Foundation President Ward Caswell, as well as members of the Cultural District, will be in attendance.
The UMass Center at Springfield is a member of the SCCD and celebrates this latest award that will benefit the region.