Melrose Cultural Council
The Melrose Cultural Council is committed to supporting programs with public benefit that promote excellence, education, cultural diversity, inclusion, and racial equity to foster a rich and vibrant cultural life in Melrose. Priority is given to applications from Melrose organizations, individuals, and organizers. We encourage and wish to support programs across all arts disciplines the visual arts, music, humanities, drama, public art, murals, installations, and interpretive sciences. We encourage first time applicants. Requests for feedback are welcome before applying. Melrose Cultural Council will also entertain funding proposals from schools and youth groups. Our goal is to provide financial support to a variety of projects that collectively appeal to the diverse population and cultures of our community reaching adults of all ages, youth, children, families and seniors. The Melrose Cultural Council welcomes applications from a variety of identities inclusive of race, gender expression, gender identity, sexual identity, ability, religion, age, education, national origin, citizenship, and ethnicity.
562 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176-3113
FY22 Local Priorities
Council Priorities: Our priority is to support programs with public benefit that promote excellence, education, cultural diversity, inclusion and racial equity to foster a rich cultural life in Melrose. Priority is given to applications from Melrose organizations, individuals and organizers. We encourage and wish to support programs across all arts disciplines ? the visual arts, music, humanities, drama, public art, murals, installations, and interpretive sciences. Our goal is to provide financial support to a variety of projects that collectively appeal to the diverse population and cultures of our community – reaching adults of all ages, youth, children, families and seniors. We encourage first time applicants. We welcome inquiries for feedback before applying. Local Requirements: Applicants must have a date scheduled during the upcoming calendar year (January 1-December 31, 2022) with a secured local venue; include a letter from the venue to confirm the booking date. Out-of-city artists/presenters must include a letter from the local host organization confirming the date and location of the project. Due to limited funding, the Melrose Cultural Council grants only partial funds for a project. Programs must have additional sources of funding. Funds are given on a reimbursement basis. Applicants need to ensure venues and locations are ADA compliant. We do not accept requests for capital expenditures, individual scholarships, refreshments, or multi-year repeating programs. Additional Information: All applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted; Three pages of supplemental material can be submitted online. If needed, additional materials can be mailed to: Melrose City Hall, 562 Main Street, Melrose MA 02176. Inquiries are always welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to Covid-19, 2022 applicants should include a plan or contingency that accounts for building closure and limited access and social distancing as determined by public health guidelines.
The Melrose Cultural Council welcomes applications from a variety of identities inclusive of race, gender expression, gender identity, sexual identity, ability, religion, age, education, national origin, citizenship, and ethnicity.
FY22 Local Guidelines
Grant proposal deadline is October 15 (postmark).
Please complete all questions on the proposal including attachments. Incomplete (including unsigned) proposals will not be considered.
The Council requests the delivery of one original, stapled plus one copy of supporting material.
Multiple grant proposals require separate applications.
Projects must be scheduled for the upcoming calendar year (January 1 – December 31) with a completion date during that year.
We do not accept multi-year grant requests.
Due to limited funding, the Melrose Cultural Council grants only partial funds for a project. Programs must have additional sources of funding.
MCC grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis. No money is given upfront. Award money will be available to you after you have completed your project and submitted the required documentation.
We would appreciate having funded organizations notify the Council at MelroseCultural@gmail.com with the date and time of the event, in advance of the program.
If a funded proposal does not occur, the Council requests notice as soon as possible. No substitutions are allowed unless authorized by The Council.
Applications for school field trips are accepted. The Council will not fund transportation or refreshments costs.
Grant recipients must acknowledge the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Melrose Cultural Council by using MCC’s credit log and/or credit line in all promotional materials (including online and print). Funded proposals will be provided with the link to the MCC information.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY22 Funding List
|Follow Your Art Community Studios, Inc.
||Student Art Show at the FYACS Gallery
|Melrose Y Academy
||Music with Helder
||Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors!
|Polymnia Choral Society, Inc.
||Polymnia Choral Society Pops Concert (Elton John)
||Green Man Celebration
||Melrose Together - Essex Street Historic Preservation Art Project
|Jacinta A. Reilly
||The Lost & Found Project
|North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network
||Tom Knight's Musical Puppet Show
|The Opening Doors Project
||Opening Doors: Music and Community (working title)
|Melrose Human Rights Commission
||MLK Day of Service
|Greater Boston Stage Company
||Discounted Theatre Tickets for Melrose Students and Seniors
|Melrose Public Schools Visual and Performing Arts Department
||Costume Designer Artist in Residence
|Melrose Orchestral Association, Inc.
||May Pops Finale
|Melrose Open Studio Tour
||Summer Arts Markets
|Melrose Early Childhood Center
||Alastair Moock - Playing with tradition
|Melrose Bandaiders, Inc.
||Melrose Band Pops Concert
||Cool Classics with the Nissitissit String Quartet
|Mount Hood Park Association
||July 4th Concert
|Melrose Farmers' Market
||Music at the Melrose Farmers Market
|Roosevelt Elementary School
||2022 Roosevelt Elementary PTO Musical
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