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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

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Aborn School Arts and Cultural Experiences $1,000
Bassion, Kirsten Lydia Pinkham Open Studios $1,500
Beyond Walls, Inc. Taking the Classroom to the Streets $500
Boff, Anthony J. Story Slam at Lynn Classical High School $2,500
Brickett Elementary School Community collaboration to create interactive artwork on schoolyard asphalt $1,900
Brickett Elementary School Multicultural dance and music festival $1,200
Certan, Ion Art Therapy Classes for Lynn Shelter Association Housing Residents $2,760
Cultura Latina Dance Academy, Inc. CLDA 2023 $2,500
Cultura Latina Dance Academy, Inc. CLDA Family Festival $1,500
Cultura Latina Dance Academy, Inc. CLDA Cultural & Hispanic Heritage Month Tour $1,750
Diverse People United Liberation for All $1,500
Diverse People United DPU Youth Programming $2,150
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. Part 3-Around the World School-Age Puppetry Arts Festival at Gregg House-"My FamilyTradition" Toy Theatre $1,750
Francois, Danielle Lynn Lynn City To Dine In $1,000
Frenkel, Yetti M. A Community Portrait in Words and Pictures $1,400
Friends of the Lynn Public Library, Inc. 2023 Summer Reading Program $4,000
Galleries At LynnArts, Inc. Help keep the lights on $4,000
Goldfish Pond Association, Inc. Children's Planting Day at Goldfish Pond, Lynn, MA $400
Grand Army of the Republic Hall & Museum Abolitionist Tour of Pine Grove Cemetery $700
Grand Army of the Republic Hall & Museum Second Friday Lectures at the GAR $400
Guerin, Sarah M. Ten Footers - History and Living Traditions at Trails & Sails $740
Guerin, Sarah M. Lynn's Shoe Stories $1,000
Guerin, Sarah M. Shoemaking in 2022 $940
Gulab, Sunil Lynn Summer Arts Fest $5,000
Gulab, Sunil 6 Paint Nites $2,000
Gulab, Sunil Senior Center Art Class $3,000
Guzman, Michelle Traditional Breakfast from Guatemala $1,000
Guzman, Michelle Lynn Tour by Trolley for Seniors $1,000
Hart, Francis A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s through the Music of The Beatles $350
Jacobson, Sally Cyanotype Workshops and Demos $1,550
Latina Center MARIA, Inc. Children's Reading and Daycare Project $3,000
Love Your Magic, Inc. BE WELL RETREATS for GIRLS $5,000
Lynn Classical High School Visualizing Music: A Multi-Dimensional Community Mural $840
Lynn Woods School Paint night with Leah Kalapinski Warren $1,500
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $600
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic $780
New American Association of Massachusetts, Inc. Music Lessons for Refugee Youth $2,100
North Shore Juneteenth Association, Inc. Local Black Excellence Forum $1,000
North Shore Juneteenth Association, Inc. Family Friendly Paint Event $600
North Shore Juneteenth Association, Inc. North Shore Juneteenth presents the Frederick Douglass Reading at Frederick Douglass Park $3,000
OnStage, Inc. Afterschool Theater Workshop $1,100
Prevent the Cycle Afro Diaspora conversations $4,000
RAW Art Works, Inc. RAW Chiefs: RAW's paid, leadership program for teens $2,000
Recinos, Cristian United Lynn Pride Festivities 2023 $3,000
Simmons, David Music at Lynn Farmers Market $1,500
Skahan, Joe Learn to SCUBA with Undersea Divers $950
Skahan, Joe Fecteau Science Club All Stars $1,200
Slater, Kelly A Closer Look at Trees, from Old Growth to the Urban Forest $1,347
The Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach, Inc Red Rock Park Summer Concert Series $2,600
Thurgood Marshall Middle School Community Fair $1,000
Tracy Elementary School Culturally Responsive Interdisciplinary Home-School Partnership $3,000
Varga-Nadj, Margerita Lynn Chamber Players $4,000
Waterman, Jon Live Music Making History Live $300
Werth, Nicole Creative meet-ups and drop in making sessions $2,500
York, Matt Johnny Cash Songs and Stories $550
Young Men's Christian Association of Metro North, Inc. Lynn YMCA Music Studio $750
Zaino, Nick 100 Years of Boston Comedy $400
merryman, christy 207 theatre project $1,000
musanda, jefferson Sewing Techniques $2,500

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