Somerville Arts Council
The mission of the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.
50 Evergreen Avenue
Somerville, MA 02145-2819
FY23 Local Priorities
The Somerville Arts Council gathers input from the community throughout the year and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the Somerville Arts Council will give priority to:
• Projects that serve diverse audiences
• Projects that support local artists
• Projects that support our city’s cultural infrastructure
In addition to the state criteria applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
• How well the program meets our local priorities
• Community support and involvement
• Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
• Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of a community’s underserved populations or support diverse forms of cultural activities
• Financial need
• Demonstrated planning
FY23 Local Guidelines
* Organizations may only submit only one project grant application. (Schools may submit more than one, but only one per lead teacher)
* Individuals may submit only one application, either a project or fellowship application. While individuals can partner with others, they can only submit one application, as a “prime” contact. Fellowships applicants must be Somerville residents.
* Applicants will submit via the MCC portal but MUST utilize Somerville Arts Council guidelines and follow directions concerning submission of support material and budgets. Applications not submitted by our standards may not receive favorable review. To download our guidelines go to: www.somervilleartscouncil.org/lccgrants
* Applicants must submit within our budget grant range and not above it.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Abrams, Deighton||Visual Arts, Fellowship||$3,000||Allen, Kayla||Literature, Fellowship||$950||Artez, Brandi||Broken Rainbows||$563||Arthur D. Healey School||Music, Project||$1,600||Arthur D. Healey School||Visual Arts, Project||$3,300||Arthur D. Healey School||Food Poetry with Anthony Febo (Artist in Residence)||$1,200||Arthur D. Healey School||Cultural Heritage Project||$1,050||Balseiro, Alina||Interdisciplinary, Fellowship||$1,000||Bloom, Peter||Music, Fellowship||$1,500||Capuano Early Childhood Center||Field Trip||$2,600||Carlino, Matthew||G23 The Gilman Square Art and Music Festival||$3,000||Center for Arabic Culture, Inc.||The 9th CAC Arab American Annual Spring Festival||$1,000||Climate Coalition of Somerville||Convenings to Create Transformative Climate and Arts Collaborations||$1,000||Cotton-Baez, Rebeca||The Painted Playground: Arts in the Park||$2,000||Cuda, Mila||Literature, Fellowship||$2,250||CultureHouse, Inc.||East Somerville Community Pop-up||$2,233||De Musis, Rejane||Praticutucá||$1,575||Dupras, Faye||Cozy SingAlong||$5,000||East Somerville Main Streets, Inc.||The East Somerville Festival Series||$3,000||Geismar, Kathryn||Visual Art, Fellowship||$3,000||Gere, Marjorie||Around Hear||$4,000||Groundwork Somerville, Inc.||Groundwork Somerville's Cultivating Community Mural||$5,000||Herman-Haase, Eileen||Dance Caliente Ballroom Workshop||$450||Herrera Martinez, Reynaliz||Music, Fellowship||$2,500||Hollander Ames, Amelia||The Sun Rises in Somerville: Craft Ensemble at the Community Growing Center||$2,000||Huggins, Brenda||"Mr. Twister" an Interactive Opera and Climate Action Event||$4,000||Hulsey, Sarah||Visual Art, Fellowship||$3,000||Izuyama, Yumi||Kamishibai storytelling & craft activity||$1,350||James, Jessie||Fellowship||$900||Kalliope Reed Quintet||Reeds in Blue - Community Concert at the Somerville Museum||$3,500||Kitchell, Liza||Festa Junina||$2,400||Klein, Ira||New Directions in Global Folk Music - Lecture Series||$800||Kopycinski, Rebecca L.||Interrelated Media, Fellowship||$3,000||Lane, Claire||"in the Ether" Performance and Workshop Series||$1,586||Lawson, Miranda||Dance, Fellowship||$3,000||Lemski, Alex||The Creative Music Series in Somerville||$510||LoVerme, Stephen||Somergloom Festival||$1,174||MacInnes, Rebecca||"Crankie" Musical Story-Telling||$600||Martin, Claudia||Interrelated Media, Fellowship||$1,000||Massachusetts Federation of Farmers' and Gardeners' Markets, Inc.||Celebrating Somerville's Diversity through Music||$2,500||Medonis, Annie Laurie||Women Artists in Action Makerspaces||$1,600||Midday Movement Series||BIPOC Professional Dancer Mentorship||$2,750||Monkeyhouse, Inc.||Buttress 2023||$2,750||Mudflat Pottery School, Inc.||Community Workshops in Ceramics||$1,110||Muldowney, Greer||Visual Art, Fellowship||$3,000||Newman, Howard||Knock on Wood, acoustic folk-rock duo||$500||Nightingale Vocal Ensemble, Inc.||Nightingale Vocal Ensemble Presents: Modern Renaissance||$4,000||OnStage Dance Company, Inc.||OnStage 360||$2,000||Ouellette, Katherine||Literature, Fellowship||$950||Pabon-Szebeda, Elizabeth||Latin Line Dancing at Assembly Row||$1,300||Paupeck, Bess||Visual Art, Project||$500||Peck, Julie M.||visual arts project||$899||Rantisi, Tareq||2023 World Music Concert Series : Celebrate Diverse Somerville||$2,500||Ross, Allison||Cultural Heritage Reflected through Live Performance||$1,500||Saenz, Laidy||Fellowship||$2,700||Sanchez, Laura||Café Flamenco||$4,000||Sawalhi, Ghassan||A Weekend with Arabic Culture||$2,000||School of HONK, Inc.||Summer Honk 2023||$3,000||Shalom-Kobii, Tal Shalom||Women in World- a tour around the world||$1,000||Somerville Asian and Asian American Family Network||Cultural Heritage, Project||$4,625||Somerville Historical Society||Somerville High School Local History Club Exhibition on the life of Philip Reavis, Sr.||$4,700||Story, Julie||"How Lonely Sat the Town:" Poetry Book Manuscript||$2,250||Tamny, Gilmore||Wild and Esoteric New England||$900||Tamu Samaaj (Society) of Boston||Nepali Class Boston||$1,075||The Beautiful Stuff Project, Inc.||Collaborative Head Start mural||$1,900||The Center for Arts at the Armory, Inc.||Performance Opportunity Program (POP)||$4,000||Torgerson, Mark||Kadanz Jazz||$1,600||Vistein, Amber||Music, Project||$4,000||Weisbart, Cindy||Visual Art, Fellowship||$3,000||Weisberg, Debra||Holding the Center Still||$3,000|