Monday, January 8, 2017
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined Morgan Drewniany, Executive Director of the Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) to announce the receipt of a Beveridge Family Foundation grant to help the organization both create an artist database, as well as increase internal capacity.
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.