Westport Cultural Council seeks candidates for Ellis grants

Among the programs supported by a Cultural Council grant in 2012 was The Creature Teachers at Westport Public Library. Photo by Terry Somerson. Among the programs supported by a Cultural Council grant in 2012 was The Creature Teachers at Westport Public Library. Photo by Terry Somerson.

Among the programs supported by a Cultural Council grant in 2012 was The Creature Teachers at Westport Public Library. Photo by Terry Somerson.

Among the programs supported by a Cultural Council grant in 2012 was Creature Teachers at Westport Public Library. Here Richard Roth of Creative Teachers holds a porcupine. Photo by Terry Somerson.

The Westport Cultural Council is now accepting applications for the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust grant. This grant program funds cultural activities and events that benefit the Westport community.

The council invites artists, musicians, educators, naturalists, and others with creative programs to apply by the closing date of March 11. Visit www.westportculturalcouncil.org for more information or to download an application form.

Helen E. Ellis (1889-1978) was a beloved artist and educator who lived in Westport for more than half a century. A talented sculptor and carver of wood, Miss Ellis had a lifelong interest in the arts, culture, and creativity. Her generous gift to the town has allowed the council to continue to support her work.

Since its founding in 1982, the Westport Cultural Council has worked to bring art and culture to the community.  The council has provided funding for many of Westport’s most popular events including school field trips, exhibitions, concerts, children’s events at the library, nature programs, and many more.

For more information or questions, contact info@westportculturalcouncil.org or go to www.westportculturalcouncil.org.

 

 

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