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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

FY24 Allocation


FY24 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).

FY24 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

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
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
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
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 Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $500
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic $300
Maichack, Gregory The Rose: Find Your Voice with Pastel Painting $635
Malden Public Library Puppet Story Time by Through Me To You Puppetry $500
Malden Public Schools Museum of Science $375
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
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
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
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

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