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Berkshire Theatre Group Festival Receives Grant

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) announced that its Made in the Berkshires Festival is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Festivals Program grant.

In November, BTG will host the sixth annual Made in the Berkshires Festival, which will utilize both Pittsfield and Stockbridge locations throughout the November 11-13 festival weekend. Made in the Berkshires is a locally grown festival of new works including theater, film, dance, poetry, music, short stories, performance, and visual art.

“We’re proud to be included on the list of fall and winter festivals supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Festivals Program,” said Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire. “Since ticket sales only cover half of our expenses, outside funding is vital to maintain our educational and transformative programs. We are grateful that the MCC supports the valuable work we do.”

MCC’s Festivals Program is designed to provide funding to help festival programmers meet the needs of producing, promoting, and developing audiences. In the program’s first round, 125 grants of $500 were awarded. Grant recipients also receive technical support from ArtsBoston in social media and best practices in data collection to create a framework to deepen the marketing and data-collection capacity of festivals across the Commonwealth.

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