The Becket Cultural Council has awarded 13 grants totaling $5,000 for 2022. The grant awards support community-oriented arts, humanities and science projects in and for the Becket community.

Grants were awarded to the following projects: Greenagers Inc., summer program to create environmental stewards; Friends of Washington Music in the Park, free concerts by local artists; Becket Washington Elementary School, student art show and a free family carnival; and IS183 Inc., ArtCentric afterschool art program.

Also, Becket Athenaeum, storytelling sessions and passes to cultural organizations; Becket Arts Center, performances by local musicians and a summer art camp; Music in Common, Black Legacy Project concert and film; Stockbridge Sinfonia, 50th anniversary concerts; Hilltown Families, “Hilltown Families Suggest” weekly column; and Berkshire Music School, All That Jazz assembly and afterschool classes.

Applications will be accepted in the fall. Further information is available at or by emailing

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.