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Brookline Commission for the Arts

Our mission is to support artists and arts-related organizations in Brookline. We encourage them to apply for grants, which are intended to enlarge their audiences and to make the arts available to community members of all ages.


Gillian Jackson

c/o Office of the Select Board
333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445-6863

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FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

Based on feedback from the community, grant funding will be prioritized based on the proposal review criteria listed below.

  1. Cultural Impact: Contribution to the cultural life of Brookline.
  2. Potential: Projects that provide a clear benefit to the Brookline community beyond the specific activity funded.
  3. Target Audience: Projects that include diverse and underserved audiences. Due to COVID19, it is permissible for projects and events to be broadcast virtually.

Application Guidelines – Please include the following in your plan of work:

  • Specific Aims: Objectives clearly stated in list or summary form, with the project’s benefit to the Brookline community in mind.
  • Timeline and Confirmed Venue: Overview of key dates and venue: either the venue or the participating artist(s) must be Brookline based. Due to COVID19, virtual activities and events are permissible but there is a strong preference for these to be associated with Brookline organizations.
  • Marketing Plan: How you plan to market and communicate your event. Promotion of both virtual and non-virtual activities and events should target and attract Brookline audiences.
  • Project Description: Please be brief and clear. All non-virtual projects must show adherence to appropriate local and state COVID19 guidelines: BCA decisions will be informed by this information.
  • Budget: Clear indication of costs associated with the project and any funding beyond a grant from Brookline; if either the venue or performing artist(s) is/are not in or from Brookline, or if callaborating with separate Brookline artists, clearly delineate the cost(s) associated with the Brookline-based portion of the project.
  • Note: Representation will be expected at the Commission’s Spring Annual Grantee Reception, unless cancelled due to continuing COVID19 concerns. Further information will be communicated at the time of the grant award notification.


  • Applicants may apply for funding projects that will be completed during the calendar year following the application deadline.
  • Any individual or organization may be funded for a maximum of three consecutive years.
  • There is no limit to the total number of grants provided to any individual or organization.

Supplemental materials or media: Please follow the on-line MCC application guidelines for links and PDF attachments. If applicants believe that additional materials are crucial to the fair review of their proposal, they may send attachments or links that are highly relevant to the proposal to the email address below prior to the grant deadline.
Applicants must indicate the project title and name of the applicant in the subject line of the email.

FY22 Local Guidelines

Preference will be given to Brookline-based nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and to local individuals who work in the arts or humanities.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have been engaged in the kind of activity for which they are seeking funds for at least two years. Evidence may be of previous sale or exhibition of work, performances, reviews, etc.

Two broad categories of application are considered:

(A) Brookline Community Awards: Applications for projects to enhance the educational and/or cultural experience of Brookline residents.

(B) Dissemination Grants: Applications by artists with a body of completed work for funds to defray the expense of publishing, exhibiting, or performing their work.

Important: Please read our complete guidelines which are available on our website:

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Andrew Harms Folk, Jazz, and Film Music for Trumpet and Piano $600
Rehearsal for Life, Inc. Rehearsal for Life's Freelance Players $350
Howard Newman Music for Seniors $375
Timothy D. Kane All Together Drumming $500
Voices Boston, Inc. VOICES Boston Children's Choir Album: We Will Rise Up Together $700
Nightingale Vocal Ensemble, Inc. Nightingale Vocal Ensemble presents "Whispers - what haunts you?" and "Dreams" $950
Brookline Parks and Open Space Division Teen Utility Box Art $1,201
Leah Meryl Harmon "Pterins" a libretto reading among the leaves $1,200
Studios Without Walls Studios Without Walls 23rd Exhibition $1,200
David Polatin “Swingin’ Sixties- Women Singers find their Voice” $500
Winsor Music, Inc. "My Journey to America": Winsor Music presents Milad Yousufi and Simone Dinnerstein $1,200
Non-Event, Inc. Non-Event in the Park $1,200
Eileen Herman-Haase Dancing Joy with Dance Caliente $400
Coolidge Corner Community Chorus, Inc. Viriditas - Choral Concert $1,200
Temple Sinai New England Poetry Festival $500
Brookline Arts Center, Inc. Brookline Open Studios $1,000
Brookline Arts Center, Inc. Brookline Arts Center's Gallery Program $700
Faye Dupras Cozy Community Pop-Up $1,200
Lynne McKenney Lydick To My Dearest: The Civil War Letters of George and Emily Ward $650
Robert Zammarchi Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends $625
Abilities Dance, Inc. Spring 2021 ADB Production $700
Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon Nature in Your Neighborhood $950
Shirah Rubin Wisdom Exchange Project $950
Brookline Music School Brookline Porchfest $1,250
Abilities Dance, Inc. ADB 2022 Year End Ballet $700

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