ACE MV Recognized for Collaborative Arts Efforts
Martha's Vineyard - Adult & Community Education of Martha's Vineyard has been selected to receive the prestigious 2013 Arts|Learning “Distinguished Community Arts Collaborative - Multi-Disciplinary-Institution Award.”
The awards ceremony takes place the evening of May 22nd at Lesley University after a day of events including a Spring Symposium: “Igniting Innovation-Creative Leadership and High-Impact Practices.”
This year ACE MV has advocated for the arts in the One-Day University; classes co-sponsored by Featherstone Center for the Arts and other Island arts organizations; classes supported in part by a grant from the MV Cultural Council and arts integration offerings for college credit in higher education through Fitchburg State.
Down Island Farm Wins 2013 MVWN Small Business Grant
Martha's Vineyard - The Martha's Vineyard Women's Network awarded Down Island Farm its fourth annual small business grant. The business, owned by Heidi Feldman and Curtis Friedman, produces MV Sea Salt. Down Island Farm was chosen out of almost 20 applicants for the $2,500 grant by a committee composed of MVWN board members and community business leader Jane Seagrave, publisher of the Vineyard Gazette. MV Sea Salt, expected to be available in June, is "harvested" from seawater in Katama, then dried and packaged in West Tisbury. The grant money is slated to be used for branding, marketing and website enhancements. Down Island Farm was founded in 2003.