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.
200 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4827
FY22 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 2019 deadline need to take place between July 2019 and December 2020.
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).
FY22 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.
Application forms are available by mid-September at Malden City Hall, the Malden Public Library, and may also be downloaded from this website.
Applicants must follow all Massachusetts Cultural Council and Malden Cultural Council guidelines and must TYPE application on a current form issued by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Fill the form out completely, including specific contact information. Incomplete forms are not 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.
Applicant must supply an ORIGINAL plus TEN COPIES of the application and all attachments. No materials will be returned. Grant funds must be used within 1 year. If the program cannot take place in that period, unused funds will revert to the Malden Cultural Council.
Applications must be postmarked by October 15. If applications are returned to the City Clerk’s office rather than mailed, they must be returned by October 15 and time stamped by the City Clerk. NOTE THAT CITY HALL closes at noon on Fridays.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines