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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.


Government Center
215 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4827

Application Information

FY23 Allocation


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

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

A grant list will be published here after January 17, 2023 and once the Local Cultural Council has finalized their decisions.

Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines

Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 6, 2022 at 06:30 PM UTC
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