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Lynn Cultural Council

The Lynn Cultural Council (LCC) is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s (MCC) network of local cultural councils across the Commonwealth.


Sunil Gulab, Administrator

3 City Hall Square
Lynn, MA 01901-1052

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

1. The Lynn Cultural Council may give greater consideration to applicants that are able to collaborate with multiple organizations & individuals from Lynn, MA.

2. The Lynn Cultural Council will prioritize applications which give a voice to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) populations. Communities of color, immigrant & refugee communities, gender minorities, LGBTQ+, disabled, low-income, and other historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

3. The LCC will prioritize applications which provide cultural opportunities for youth.

4. Programs that have received LCC funding for multiple years or are submitting multiple applications, may have a lower funding priority so that we may equitably distribute funds to applicants who have not received funds in the past.

5. The LCC will prioritize applications focused on education about the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences.

FY24 Local Guidelines

1. Preferred applicants reside, work, and/or have an organization/business in Lynn, MA or have an established partnership with an organization/business based in Lynn, MA.

2. Programs must take place in Lynn, MA and significantly benefit the residents of Lynn, MA.

3. The LCC will prioritize applications which demonstrate thorough planning (e.g. specific dates/times, comprehensive budgets, confirmed venues, etc.). Therefore, we strongly encourage applicants to include documentation to any partnerships with Lynn organizations and/or venues (e.g. Letter of Acknowledgement, Notes from Owners, Confirmation, etc.)

4.(Mass Cultural Council Guideline) Requested/Awarded Funds can not be used for the purchase of food, beverages, or catering.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Artpie School of Art Foundation 30 Minute Artist $500
Blaney, Shanna Bricket School Parking Lot Pollinator Project $1,200
Boehmer, Meghan The True Moll Pitcher: Our Own Weird Heroine $1,000
Boemer, Lisa Charting Our Course: Last of the Right Whales $2,000
Boff, Anthony J. Story Slam for All Juniors at Classical $1,500
Boston Comic Arts Foundation, Limited Making Comics! Workshop $1,750
Brickett Elementary School Multicultural Dance and Art Festival for Families $750
Brickett Elementary School Latin American dance fitness for kids $750
Bridgin Gaps, Inc. Bridgin Gaps Festival $1,250
Certan, Ion Highlights of Lynn - Free Artwork Prints/Postcards for Lynn Residents and Visitors $1,000
Cultura Latina Dance Academy, Inc. CLDA 2024 $2,500
Cultura Latina Dance Academy, Inc. CLDA goes to the Theater $1,000
Diverse People United Liberation for All $750
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. Ethnic Legacy Project for Lynn Youth through Theatre, Puppets, and Storyboards $1,100
Foley, Steven Stand Up Stick Up - Monthly Comedy in the Vault Theatre @ Lynn Arts $1,000
Ford Elementary PTO, Inc Paint Night with UR Paint Party (Liza Baiza) $1,500
Friends of the Lynn Public Library, Inc. 2024 Summer Reading Program $3,000
Galleries At LynnArts, Inc. rental and utilities assistance $4,000
Guerin, Sarah M. Ten Footer Shoe Shops - History & Living Traditions at Trails & Sails $760
Gulab, Sunil Lynn Arts & Culture Festival 2024 $3,998
Gulab, Sunil Pride Paint Nite $500
Guzman, Michelle Hispanic Excellency Open Reception $750
Hart, Francis The “Me” Decade - A Cultural Review of the 1970s Through Music $350
Kakrona Center Inc. Khmer New Year Community Fair 2024 $2,500
Latina Center MARIA, Inc. Peruvian Traditional Dance Class $2,000
Love Your Magic, Inc. BE WELL RETREATS for GIRLS of COLOR $2,480
Luminarium Dance Company, Inc. COMMON CIRCUS $2,200
Luna, Jose The Keep Moving Forward Festival $2,000
Lynn All City Orchestra Boosters Two Upright Double Basses for Student Use in Lynn Public Schools $1,600
Lynn Historical Society, Inc. More Through the Doors $1,500
Lynn Historical Society, Inc. Museum Enrichment Series for All (M.E.S.A.) $500
Lynn Woods School Arts Are Essential $1,500
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! ---a dance series $800
McCuish, Jason Family Day with SkillsUSA $1,500
North Shore Juneteenth Association, Inc. North Shore Juneteenth Association presents the annual Frederick Douglass Reading $3,000
North Shore Juneteenth Association, Inc. Family Friendly Paint Event $600
O'Neil, January Gill The Thursday Poets Presents $1,200
Pardee, Jacob Intro Songwriting Workshops $1,000
Patmon, Helen Critter Tales (African American Folktales Told in the West African Griot Tradition) $1,500
RAW Art Works, Inc. Young Leaders - Youth Employment Program $1,200
Rantisi, Tareq 2024 World Music Concert Series $1,500
SPUR, Inc. Community Mural $1,000
Simmons, David Music at Lynn Farmers Market $1,000
Simpson-Best, Meegan Ukulele classes for Lynns Seniors $1,000
Simpson-Best, Meegan Art Class at Lynn Senior Center $1,000
Skahan, Joe Learn to SCUBA with Undersea Divers! $1,100
Skahan, Joe Fecteau Science Club 23/24 $1,200
The Brickyard Collaborative, Inc. Boatbuilding at The Brickyard $2,000
The Clay School LLC Lydia Pinkham Open Studios $1,500
The Delvena Theatre Company Nun of This and Nun of That! $650
The Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. FC Academy Filmmaking Program $1,500
The Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach, Inc Red Rock Park Summer Concerts $1,500
The Gloucester Writers Center, Inc. Celebrating the Poetic Legacy of Lynn in Remembrance of Vincent Ferrini $250
The Lynn Music Foundation, Inc Beats by Girlz 2024 Workshops $1,500
The Lynn Music Foundation, Inc Lynn Music Festival $1,300
The REAL Program, Inc. REAL Little Free Library Family Day 2024 $1,000
Thurgood Marshall Middle School Community Fair $400
Tracy Elementary School School Grounds Update $1,500
United Lynn Pride, Inc. United Lynn Pride Festivities 2024 $1,500
Varga-Nadj, Margerita Lynn Chamber Players $2,000
Vasquez-Paez, Anselmo Vision Art: Sculpture By Anselmo Vasquez Paez for Lynn, MA $1,500
Vavilov, Alexander Soundscape Visions performance series at GALA $3,000
Waterman, Jon Live Music Making History Live $300
Werth, Nicole Artist Meet-up and Make $1,000
Werth, Olivia Prismatic Zine & Community Project $1,000
Whyte, Eric T-Whyte's Music Production Workshop $1,000
Wright, Towana In Their Footsteps: Frederick Douglas and Anna Murray Douglas. $1,000
York, Matt Matt York - Songs & Stories: Willie Nelson $500
musanda, jefferson Sewing Techniques $2,500
silva, ester Conversation, Art and Respect: Reaching out to Lynn displaced Citisens $3,000

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