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.
Jason Webb & Jim Bracciale
562 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176-3113
FY23 Local 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. We encourage projects that are presented in a variety of accessible settings, including outdoors. We also prioritize projects that encourage community building, social connections and dialog. 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 hold the scheduled event during the upcoming calendar year (January 1-December 31, 2023) at a local venue; Out-of-city artists/presenters are encouraged to provide proof of planning including 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 direct grant 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 email@example.com.
FY23 Local Guidelines
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.
Individuals and organizers are encouraged to apply for grants that support cultural activities with public benefit in the community. These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Melrose – including exhibits, festivals, performances, short-term artist residencies in schools, workshops, lectures and public art. More information at www.melroseculture.org or the Melrose Cultural Council Facebook page.
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
||The Lost & Found Project
|North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network
||Tom Knight's Musical Puppet Show
|The Opening Doors Project, Inc.
||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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