Nine area cultural organizations and councils have been approved state grants, according to a press release from Sen. Marc R. Pacheco (D-Taunton) .
The Massachusetts Cultural Council will distribute $67,030 in grants to cultural councils in the First Plymouth and Bristol districts. This includes $4,300 each to Berkley, Carver, Dighton, Marion and Raynham and $5,610 to Wareham.
"The arts, humanities and sciences play an important role in our identity and growth as individuals and as a community," Pacheco said in the release. "I am thrilled to see students, artists, and local cultural organizations receive some added support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council that in turn will boost our economy and enhance the quality of life for Southeastern Massachusetts residents."