HCA awarded grant for farmhouse renovations

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts announced that it has been approved for a $180,000 grant by the MassDevelopment board of directors, contingent upon matching funds, to support the renovation and restoration of the historic late-19th-century Terry Farmhouse​ ​at 98 Hayden Rowe St.

Below is more information from the HCA’s press release:

Updates will include extensive exterior and interior renovations that will not only improve the safety of the space but will allow the HCA to meet a growing demand for classes and program offerings. Currently the space sees more than 180 students come through every week for pottery classes and private music and voice lessons. In addition, the HCA has been approved for a Systems Replacement Plan grant in the amount of $7,000.

The grants are drawn from the Cultural Facilities Fund, a state program that provides capital and planning grants to nonprofits, colleges and communities that own or operate facilities primarily focused on the arts, humanities and sciences. CFF awards invest in the acquisition, design, repair, renovation, expansion and construction of nonprofit and municipal cultural facilities.

“MCC has always been an important program in support of the arts, and their contributions to communities across the commonwealth promote a great variety of cultural programming,” said state Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) “I hope you’ll check out the HCA website and discover all of the wonderful classes and events they have to offer.”