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Malden Cultural Council

The Malden Cultural Council’s main purpose is to recommend the disbursement of state funds allocated to Malden by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for arts, humanities, and interpretive science programs.

Malden is a rapidly-growing city of over 60,000, just north of Boston at the end of the MBTA Orange Line.


Government Center
215 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4827

Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Priority is given, in no specific order, to:
Malden-based artists, art groups, and cultural organizations
Projects that promote collaboration among multiple artists and Malden organizations, businesses, or institutions
Projects that bring arts, sciences, and humanities experiences to Malden citizens who might not otherwise have access
Projects that explore or celebrate the cultural diversity of Malden or that target specific populations such as youth, elders, or residents of a specific Malden neighborhood
Malden residents or Malden-based employees/organizations.

Grants must take place in an 18 month period–from July 1 preceding the grant deadline to December 31 of the grant period. For example, grants for the October 2022 deadline need to take place between July 2022 and December 2023.

All applications must include a written confirmation with date/time/location from the venue and a written letter from sponsoring organization (if applicant is not a Malden resident).

FY24 Local Guidelines

Applicants must be Malden-based – either a Malden resident or an employee or partner of a Malden organization.
If you are not based in Malden and would like to apply, you must include a letter of support from a Malden sponsor, including a commitment to a date and a Malden venue for the event for which you seek funding.
All projects must be based in Malden and demonstrate a tangible benefit to Malden citizens in order to be considered for funding. Individual artists, artist groups, arts organizations, community organizations, and municipal agencies are all eligible to apply. Funding supports activities in the arts, humanities, or interpretive sciences.

Applicants must follow all Mass Cultural Council and Malden Cultural Council guidelines. They must fill out the application completely, including specific contact information. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The date, time and place of event must be set at the time of your application. Applicants may apply for grants for programs that take place during an 18-month window of eligibility between July 1, preceding the application deadline in October, and December 31 of the following year. This means that applicants may apply for projects that have already happened or which happen prior to the Council’s grant announcements, with the knowledge that funding is not guaranteed. Because funds are limited, your event should be able to proceed with only partial funding from the Malden Cultural Council.
Grant funds must be used within 1 year. If the program cannot take place within that period, unused funds may revert to the Malden Cultural Council.
Applications must be submitted, through the online portal, by October 17, 2022.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
American Association For Arab Women Corp. International Women's Day Celebration 2024 $3,500
Applefield, Janet Combating Hate and Prejudice $350
Bainton, Larisa Bainton Sings Bainton $900
Beebe School Theater Arts Experience $1,200
Catalyst New Music, Inc. FUSE: Collaborations in Song $600
Chinese Culture Connection, Inc. The Ice River: Bu Dai Xi Puppetry and Orchestra Performance $1,400
Cloherty, Michael Abel Bodied novel follow-up $1,000
Collins, CD Courageous Poets $2,000
Collins, CD City of Dreams Concert $1,200
Community Access Television for Malden, Inc. Arts Salon(s) $1,000
Creative Malden, Inc. Artists@Work $3,500
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $300
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. MALDEN ALIVE! Ethnic Traditons Toy Theatre Puppet Set $2,000
Forestdale School Beauty and the Beast Jr $500
Friends of Fellsmere Heights, Inc. Fellsmere Pond Lantern Walk $980
Friends of the Malden River Brass [Band} on the Malden River $3,000
Geek Merchants Guild, Inc Geek Galleria '24 $500
Julian Murthy, Grace Mother's Day Bag Event $464
Kearin, Tiffany Chelsea Travels With Brindle in No. 1 in Heaven $650
Liendo, Karina Bilingual Storytelling Fun Program $1,000
Linden STEAM Academy Plimoth Plantation $1,500
Linden STEAM Academy Author school visit $400
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $500
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic - The Musical $580
Maichack, Gregory Pastel Painting Edouard Manet Inspired “Flowers in a Crystal Vase.” $635
Malden Juneteenth 7th Annual Malden Juneteenth Freedom Celebration $4,000
Malden Kiwanis Charity, Inc Bubbles and Books $600
Malden Public Library Bonaparte's Family Magic Show $650
Monkeyhouse, Inc. Dancing with Disabilities - Documentary Project $1,000
Monkeyhouse, Inc. Malden Dance Mile $1,700
Morgan, Mark A Century of Song on the Silver Screen $300
North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network Rockabye Beats Family Concerts $750
Nunweiler, Alexandria The Click’s “Summer Series in the Park” $1,500
OnStage Dance Company, Inc. OnStage Summer Class Series $1,000
Pride In Malden Malden Pride Picnic in the Park $3,000
Rantisi, Tareq 2024 World Music Concert Series $2,000
Rull, Thomas E. "A Musical Journey Through the Years" $450
Salemwood School for Art & Technology Nature's Classroom $1,000
Shelter Music Boston, Inc. Interactive Classical Music Concerts for Children Experiencing Homelessness $2,500
The Delvena Theatre Company A Christmas Carol $650
VisionNOW Black History in Song $1,300
Wilson, Kenneth Album $500
York, Matt Matt York - Songs & Stories: Willie Nelson $550
Zalk, Jodie Indigenous Peoples' Day $3,800
Zalk, Jodie Artists, practitioners, and performers for Malden Reads $2,000
Zalk, Jodie Mini Writers' Den $2,000

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