July 18, 2017 – (Becket, MA) Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival has recently received $225,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF), a state initiative co-administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and MassDevelopment, to support the construction of a brand new year-round dance rehearsal and event space. The Perles Family Studio will be the home of The School at Jacob’s Pillow and will host year-round community events and activities, as well as professional convenings and choreographic research, and technical residencies. The Pillow will celebrate the opening of the Perles Studio with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the Festival Finale event, August 26, 2017. CFF grants support projects that create jobs in construction and cultural tourism; expand access and education in the arts, humanities, and sciences; and improve the quality of life in cities and towns across the Commonwealth. The Pillow’s $225,000 award is among the largest grants distributed in this round.

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