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Cambridge Arts Council

Cambridge Arts Council is a city agency that funds, promotes, and presents high-quality, community-based arts programming for the benefit of artists, residents, employees, and visitors in Cambridge, MA. As one of the oldest and most dynamic arts agencies in the country, Cambridge Arts fosters opportunities to recognize, celebrate, and support artists and artmaking reflective of the diverse populations in the city. Operating with funding from local and state government, private foundations, corporate sponsors, and individual donors, Cambridge Arts delivers on its mission by fulfilling three primary roles:

Connector: Through partnerships with artists, presenters, donors and audiences, the agency operates as a vital cultural presence in the region. From connecting local youth with professional teaching artists to securing performance space for both emerging and established ensembles and introducing residents to local artists through Cambridge Open Studios, Cambridge Arts links people and resources from across the artistic spectrum to spark innovative collaboration.

Presenter: In addition to exhibitions and educational programming presented in the Cambridge Arts Space, Cambridge Arts stages high-profile events such as the Cambridge Arts River Festival, a signature city celebration and regional event. The festival features a wide array of music, dance, theater and visual art and attracts a robust audience of close to 200,000 visitors annually.

Funder: Through the Cambridge Arts Grant Program, Cambridge Arts awards dozens of financial grants each year in support of high-quality, community-based art projects representing all artistic disciplines.

*** View our Local Council Grant Guidelines here:

All local guidelines and requirements MUST be completed IN ADDITION TO the state application.***

To learn more about Cambridge Arts and our programs visit:


Deena Anderson, Director of Community Arts

344 Broadway
2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139-1701

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

FY24 Local Guidelines

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
All Things Dance Boston The Bridge Vol 2 $3,690
Bates III, Davis R. A Song & Story Summer Reading Celebration $495
Belmont World Film, Inc. Belmont World Film's 21st Family Festival $1,575
Bemak, Amber Cosmic Moose and Grizzly Bears Ville $4,500
Boston Comic Arts Foundation, Limited Turning Ideas into Comics $4,500
Bouton, Ligia 25 Variable Stars: A Temporary Monument for Henrietta Swan Leavitt $4,500
Callam, Katie Celebrating the Legacy of Maud Cuney-Hare $4,050
Cambridge Community Center, Inc. The Hip Hop Transformation $4,500
Cambridgeport Elementary School Quinobequin River Play Project $4,500
Castle of our Skins, Inc. Love & Justice $4,500
Chan, Christina R. AAPC Playfest 7 $4,500
Dance in the Schools LLC Dance in the Schools 2024 $4,500
DiMuro, Peter J. Our Words and Our Movements Connecting All of Us (Phase 1: Jan- May 2023) $4,500
Ding, Betty The East West Collective Show $4,500
Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, Inc. An Unending Winter: Tales of Generational Resilience in the Asian Diaspora $1,800
Friends of Tobin School, Inc. Tobin Field Trip for Children's House & Lower Elementary $3,634
Izuyama, Yumi Finding Connection With Nature Through Kamishibai Stories and Community Art Projects $1,890
Just A Start Inc Just A Start - Financial Empowerment Collaborative Mural $4,500
Juventas Music, Inc. Juventas Cambridge Series $2,700
Li, Zhonghe (Elena) Dragon, River and Climate Resilience $4,500
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! a dance series $810
Malis, Denise Visual Visions $4,239
Newtowne School Incorporated Alastair Moock and Friends Family Concert $900
OYAY LLC Vivid Oblivion - Choreo Lab $4,464
Paul, Aparna INTERWOVEN: A showcase of multigenerational placemaking through textile/fiber arts $313
Photographic Resource Center, Inc. PRC Speaker Series $1,350
Russo, Patricia Partners in Rhyme: Using poetry to bring generations together $3,083
Sanchez, Laura Welcome to Holland! $4,500
Shelter Music Boston, Inc. Transformative Classical Music for People Who are Homeless or At-Risk $4,500
Survivor Theatre Project Healing Through Creative Arts $4,500
The Foundry Consortium, Inc. Foundry Family Festival: Change Makers $4,050
United Dance Carnival of the Animals: A Celebration of Diversity $4,500
Westwater Weekes, Naomi The Reclamation Project: Honoring the Voices of People of Color in Folk Music $968
York, Matt Matt York - Songs & Stories: Johnny Cash $450

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