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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.

Contact

Jason Webb & Jim Bracciale
melrosecultural@gmail.com
781-979-4440

Address
562 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176-3113

Application Information

FY24 Allocation

$16,200

FY24 Local Priorities

Our priority is to support programs with public benefit that embody excellence, education, cultural diversity, inclusion, and racial equity to foster a 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 – visual arts, music, theater, dance, writing; projects in the humanities, history, local culture, and interpretive sciences. We encourage projects that are presented in a variety of accessible settings, including outdoors. We also prioritize projects that encourage community building, social engagement, and dialog. 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. We encourage first time applicants. We welcome inquiries for feedback before applying. Local Requirements: Applicants must hold the scheduled event during the upcoming calendar year (January 1-December 31, 2024) at a local venue; Out-of-city artists/presenters are encouraged to provide proof of planning, including a letter from the local host organization confirming the date and location of the project. Due to limited funding, the Melrose Cultural Council grants only partial funds for a project. Programs must have additional sources of funding. Funds are given on a direct grant basis. Applicants need to ensure venues and locations are ADA compliant. We do not accept requests for capital expenditures, individual scholarships, refreshments, or multi-year repeating programs. Additional Information: All applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted; Three pages of supplemental material can be submitted online. If needed, additional materials can be mailed to: Melrose City Hall, 562 Main Street, Melrose MA 02176. Inquiries are always welcome. Email melrosecultural@gmail.com.

FY24 Local Guidelines

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.

Individuals and organizers are encouraged to apply for grants that support cultural activities with public benefit in the community. These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Melrose – including exhibits, festivals, performances, short-term artist residencies in schools, workshops, lectures, and public art and installations. More information at www.melroseculture.org.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bumstead, John European Cruise with the Nissitissit String Quartet $675
EGGERS, ROBERT Coming Together 2 $900
Flanagan, Sheila Melrose Porchfest $1,000
Folk Arts Center of New England, Inc. Melrose Community Dancing $750
Follow Your Art Community Studios, Inc. Student Art Show at the FYACS Gallery $750
Greater Boston Stage Company Ticket subsidy for the Elderly and Students $1,000
Melrose Early Childhood Center Little Groove at the Franklin School $500
Melrose Orchestral Association, Inc. Márquez - Danzón No. 2 (May Pops) $800
Melrose PTO, Inc. World Culture Night $750
Melrose Public Schools Visual and Performing Arts Department Musical Theater Community Collaboration $1,600
MelroseKind, Inc. KIndness Day Community Mural $750
Miniscalco, Sheryl F. Her Majesty $225
Mount Hood Park Association July 4th Concert $500
North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network Create & Play $1,000
Polymnia Choral Society, Inc. Mothers of Rock $1,500
The Beethoven Society of Melrose Beethoven Society of Melrose's 97th Concert Season $1,500
The Opening Doors Project, Inc. Opening Doors Project - 2 Spring Concerts $2,000


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