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Wakefield Arts Council

The Wakefield Arts Council supports public programs that promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. The Council works closely with the Massachusetts Cultural Council to provide grant money to support these efforts.


1 Lafayette Street
Wakefield, MA 01880-2327

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Thank you to the community members who responded to our survey. Priorities for the artist grant application process were determined from those responses. The Wakefield Arts Council will give priority to:

-Programs that are accessible and serve broad segments of the community of Wakefield
-Programs that promote diversity within the community of Wakefield
-Programs that demonstrate a tenable link to Wakefield artists, culture, and history
-Programs that are innovative
-Programs that represent a variety of mediums and formats
-Programs that reflect the interests of the Wakefield community as determined by the survey

FY24 Local Guidelines

-Only online applications will be accepted
-Applicants must adhere to the LCC Program Guidelines and Priorities
-Predetermined venues and timelines are highly encouraged
-Grants are reimbursement-based. Applicants awarded funding will submit paperwork, according to the guidelines, for reimbursement

Please keep the council updated on your events, including any photos or Facebook promotion and ?Like? our Facebook page. We would love to feature your event!

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Broken Leg Productions, Inc. Broken Leg Productions Summer Program 2023 $500
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $300
Greater Boston Stage Company Discounted Tickets to Theatre for Wakefield Students and Seniors $1,375
Greenwood School Garbage is My Bag: A Variety Show about Recycling and Waste Reduction $700
Harris M. Dolbeare Elementary School Johnny the K Comes to the Dolbeare! $700
Helping Hands of Breakheart Reservation, Inc. Breakheart Fall Festival $1,000
Linden Tree Coffeehouse Bringing the Joy $358
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library Art in the Library $1,000
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $500
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic $580
Middlesex Concert Band, Inc. The Shapes of Music $1,000
Morales, Marilyn Always Remember - Showcase from the world premiere $425
North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network Tom Knight's Musical Puppet Show $400
Schilling, Joy Arts Collaborative of Wakefield Artist Registry website and domain name $155
Smith, Susan L. Fantastical Felt Paintings $500
Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield, Inc. Ezekiel's Wheels and The Secret Sauce $357
The Delvena Theatre Company Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks $625
Wakefield Youth Action Team 100 Warrior Faces Part 2 $350
Walton School PTO, Inc. Li Liu: Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics $700

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 8, 2023 at 12:01 AM UTC
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