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Melrose Cultural Council

The Melrose Cultural Council is committed to supporting programs with public benefit that promote excellence, education, cultural diversity, inclusion, and racial equity to foster a rich and vibrant cultural life in Melrose. Priority is given to applications from Melrose organizations, individuals, and organizers. We encourage and wish to support programs across all arts disciplines the visual arts, music, humanities, drama, public art, murals, installations, and interpretive sciences. We encourage first time applicants. Requests for feedback are welcome before applying. Melrose Cultural Council will also entertain funding proposals from schools and youth groups. Our goal is to provide financial support to a variety of projects that collectively appeal to the diverse population and cultures of our community reaching adults of all ages, youth, children, families and seniors. The Melrose Cultural Council welcomes applications from a variety of identities inclusive of race, gender expression, gender identity, sexual identity, ability, religion, age, education, national origin, citizenship, and ethnicity.


Jason Webb

562 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176-3113

FY23 LCC Grant Cycle Details to Come.

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Follow Your Art Community Studios, Inc. Student Art Show at the FYACS Gallery $500
Melrose Y Academy Music with Helder $500
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $400
Polymnia Choral Society, Inc. Polymnia Choral Society Pops Concert (Elton John) $1,000
Lisa Tiemann Green Man Celebration $700
Melrose Together Melrose Together - Essex Street Historic Preservation Art Project $700
Jacinta A. Reilly Melrose PorchFest $1,100
Nicole Wade The Lost & Found Project $900
North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network Tom Knight's Musical Puppet Show $300
The Opening Doors Project Opening Doors: Music and Community (working title) $2,000
Melrose Human Rights Commission MLK Day of Service $500
Greater Boston Stage Company Discounted Theatre Tickets for Melrose Students and Seniors $1,000
Melrose Public Schools Visual and Performing Arts Department Costume Designer Artist in Residence $1,500
Melrose Orchestral Association, Inc. May Pops Finale $800
Melrose Open Studio Tour Summer Arts Markets $1,000
Melrose Early Childhood Center Alastair Moock - Playing with tradition $500
Melrose Bandaiders, Inc. Melrose Band Pops Concert $900
John Bumstead Cool Classics with the Nissitissit String Quartet $500
Mount Hood Park Association July 4th Concert $400
Melrose Farmers' Market Music at the Melrose Farmers Market $1,000
Roosevelt Elementary School 2022 Roosevelt Elementary PTO Musical $450

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