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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.


Rachel Strutt

50 Evergreen Avenue
Somerville, MA 02145-2819

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


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:
* Applicants must submit within our budget grant range and not above it.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY23 Funding List

A grant list will be published here after January 17, 2023 and once the Local Cultural Council has finalized their decisions.

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 9, 2022 at 09:30 AM UTC
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