Malden Cultural Council
The Malden Cultural Council’s main purpose is to recommend the disbursement of state funds allocated to Malden by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for arts, humanities, and interpretive science programs.
Malden is a rapidly-growing city of over 60,000, just north of Boston at the end of the MBTA Orange Line.
215 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4827
FY23 Local Priorities
Priority is given, in no specific order, to:
Malden-based artists, art groups, and cultural organizations
Projects that promote collaboration among multiple artists and Malden organizations, businesses, or institutions
Projects that bring arts, sciences, and humanities experiences to Malden citizens who might not otherwise have access
Projects that explore or celebrate the cultural diversity of Malden or that target specific populations such as youth, elders, or residents of a specific Malden neighborhood
Malden residents or Malden-based employees/organizations.
Grants must take place in an 18 month period–from July 1 preceding the grant deadline to December 31 of the grant period. For example, grants for the October 2022 deadline need to take place between July 2022 and December 2023.
All applications must include a written confirmation with date/time/location from the venue and a written letter from sponsoring organization (if applicant is not a Malden resident).
FY23 Local Guidelines
Applicants must be Malden-based – either a Malden resident or an employee or partner of a Malden organization.
If you are not based in Malden and would like to apply, you must include a letter of support from a Malden sponsor, including a commitment to a date and a Malden venue for the event for which you seek funding.
All projects must be based in Malden and demonstrate a tangible benefit to Malden citizens in order to be considered for funding. Individual artists, artist groups, arts organizations, community organizations, and municipal agencies are all eligible to apply. Funding supports activities in the arts, humanities, or interpretive sciences.
Applicants must follow all Mass Cultural Council and Malden Cultural Council guidelines. They must fill out the application completely, including specific contact information. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The date, time and place of event must be set at the time of your application. Applicants may apply for grants for programs that take place during an 18-month window of eligibility between July 1, preceding the application deadline in October, and December 31 of the following year. This means that applicants may apply for projects that have already happened or which happen prior to the Council’s grant announcements, with the knowledge that funding is not guaranteed. Because funds are limited, your event should be able to proceed with only partial funding from the Malden Cultural Council.
Grant funds must be used within 1 year. If the program cannot take place within that period, unused funds may revert to the Malden Cultural Council.
Applications must be submitted, through the online portal, by October 17, 2022.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|American Association For Arab Women Corp.||International Women's Day Celebration 2023||$3,500||Applefield, Janet||Combating Hate and Prejudice||$350||Araguz, Jose||La Esperanza Espera||$500||Clary and Cimermanis Little Free Library||2023 Outdoor Event Series||$1,000||Collins, CD||Words Move Mountains||$2,500||Collins, CD||Many Rivers||$1,150||Creative Malden, Inc.||Artists@Work||$3,500||De Musis, Rejane||Praticutucá Canta e Conta||$2,500||Discovery Museum, Inc.||Open Door Connections||$300||Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc.||My Ethnic Pride! Puppetry Arts of my Identity: Talking Puppets!||$2,250||Filipino Festival in Malden||Filipino Festival in Malden||$2,000||Forestdale School||Welcome to our Grade 2 Pumpkin Patch||$1,250||Forestdale School||Grade 3 Plimoth Patuxet Field Trip||$1,841||Friends of Fellsmere Heights, Inc.||Fellsmere Pond Lantern Walk||$1,460||Gray, Joseph||Caribbean American heritage Month||$800||Gray, Joseph||Kwanzaa Celebration||$500||Gray, Joseph||Halloween in Trafton Park||$1,000||Greater Boston Stage Company||Discounted Tickets to Theatre for Malden Students and Seniors||$1,000||Hart, Francis||The “Me” Decade - A Cultural Review of the 1970s Through Music||$350||Hurlbut, Steven M.||Jumpin' Juba Senior Concert||$350||Inglese, Kendall||Story of the Butterfly from Mexico||$200||Jirmanus Saba, Mary||Unsettling Massachusetts||$2,500||Julian Murthy, Grace||Roadmap through Malden||$1,915||Kearin, Tiffany Chelsea||Notes from Undergrad||$500||Kelley, Dawn||MUSIC IS LOVE - Music, Magic and Comedy||$350||Kiefer, Yinh||Malden PorchFest||$6,934||MUSIC Dance.edu||Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors!||$500||MUSIC Dance.edu||I am Autistic I am Fantastic||$300||Maichack, Gregory||The Rose: Find Your Voice with Pastel Painting||$635||Malden Community Organizing for Racial Equity||6th Annual Malden Juneteenth Freedom Celebration||$3,500||Malden Public Library||Puppet Story Time by Through Me To You Puppetry||$500||Malden Public Schools||Museum of Science||$375||Monkeyhouse, Inc.||Malden Dance Mile||$1,500||North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network||Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals Show||$400||Nunweiler, Alexandria||Dance & Cake: A Community Movement Project||$1,800||Pride In Malden||Malden Pride Festival||$3,000||Rantisi, Tareq||2023 World Music Concert Series : Celebrate Diverse Malden||$3,500||Rodriguez, Gina||Hidden Gems with Gina||$700||Rull, Thomas E.||"A Musical Journey Through the Years'" December Holiday Show||$300||Ryan, Felicia||Lost & Found Art Project||$500||Sanchez, Laura||Experience Flamenco in Malden!||$2,500||Sarinana, Joshua||The Art and Science of the Creative Mind||$2,500||Shelter Music Boston, Inc.||Interactive Classical Music Concerts for Children Experiencing Homelessness||$4,500||Sticco, Natalja||World Opera Day||$3,000||Taylor, Ariane||Rainbow Roads||$1,500||The Delvena Theatre Company||Nun of This and Nun of That!||$500||The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts||MCA’s WCT ASL Storytime & Interactive Creativity Workshop||$1,300||Ulibarri, Devin||Malden youth lead the way to teach the world programming through music||$1,000||York, Matt||Johnny Cash Songs & Stories||$550||Zalk, Jodie||Honoring indigenous people & our community||$3,000||Zalk, Jodie||Sunset, Storytelling, & Stargazing||$1,000||Zalk, Jodie||Mini Writers' Den||$1,550||Zalk, Jodie||Youth Poet Laureate Support||$1,500|