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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

FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

Our priorities remain the same as prior years. However, due to the City’s recent support to Organizations and Individuals for Covid related losses, we will discontinue our Infrastructure category. We remain committed to support fellowships in all discipline categories and retain our Cultural Infrastructure and Cultural Heritage categories.

You must download our 2022 LCC guidelines PDF on our website for specific directions, found here:

We will no longer accept paper applications. All applicants must use the MCC/LCC online application found on the “Apply Now” tab.

While applicants can now submit up to 3 pdfs in support material via the MCC online portal, applicants who will be submitting JPEGs or MP3s (i.e. visual artists and perhaps musicians) will continue to submit through our Council’s Google Drive account. Support materials remain a primary means in which our panelist will review your work.

You must download our 2021 LCC guidelines PDF on our website for specific directions, found here:

In addition, help is available by attending one of our two upcoming virtual information sessions held in October, found here:

FY22 Local Guidelines

All applicants MUST use Somerville Arts Council application forms and refer to guidelines. The standard MCC LCC application only is not a complete application.

Grant applications are available at:

Somerville Arts Council office, City Hall Annex, 50 Evergreen Avenue;

or download a pdf online at

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Faye Dupras Cozy Community Pop-Ups $4,750
Paige Mazurek Artist Fellowship $1,000
Maura S. Scanlin Fellowship $3,000
Julia Cseko Sanctuary City $2,500
Marjorie Gere Wonderous/Mistery Machine @ the Mystic $4,500
Jared Katsiane Southie Then and Now – A Neighborhood Transformed $2,000
Cara Foster Karim Visual Art, Fellowship $1,500
Natalie Zemba Kalliope Reed Quintet performs two concerts exploring Latin America $4,500
Ernesto Ruiz Espinoza Visual Art, Fellowship $500
Arthur D. Healey School Cultural Heritage $750
Mark Torgerson American Jazz Standards with Caribbean/Latin Flavors $1,600
Mystic Learning Center, Inc. Books Of Hope $2,000
Anthoyn Munoz-Brocatto Music, Fellowship $500
Rona Leventhal Hot Diggity Dog: Hot Stories For A Cold Winter Day! $685
Somerville Community Access Television, Inc. COVID Winter $1,168
The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. Literary Elements (opening concert of the Living Music Summit) $600
Rebecca McGowan Rising Step $2,500
Monkeyhouse, Inc. Dance, Project $4,500
East Somerville Main Streets, Inc. Connexion Mural $3,000
Marcelo Brociner The Choice $1,500
Rejane De Musis Praticutucá - Erê Cultural Heritage $4,000
Zoe Dance Company, Inc. Alchemistas $5,000
Sharon Lacey Visual Art, Fellowship $3,000
Rachel Taube Literature, Fellowship $3,000
School of HONK, Inc. Summer Honk $4,000
Tamu Samaaj (Society) of Boston Nepali Class Boston $4,500
Kendall Inglese Kamishibai Story & STEM (3) Penguin, Jaguar, Sunflower $450
The Center for Arts at the Armory Performance Opportunity Program (POP) $5,000
Eileen Herman-Haase Dancing Joy with Dance Caliente $550
Ivan Korn Fellowship Music $1,000
Lorraine Fitzmaurice Music, Fellowship $500
Alex Morelli Fellowship $3,000
Catherine Siller The Reveal $4,500
Ana Lindo Buddy`s Calling $4,500
Amy Johnson Literature, Fellowship $1,750
Lani Asuncion Duty-Free Paradise: Isle of the Blessed $4,000
Pom Poison Visual Art, Fellowship $1,500
Resources for Human Development The CARE Project: Access for Disabled Artists to Community and Culteral Institutions $1,000
Arlinda Shtuni Waterlines: Stories of Urban Ebb and Flow $3,500
Diane Wong Opening the Door to Reparations Dialogue: Virtual Events and Video Recordings $3,000
Tareq Rantisi World Music Concert Series : Celebrate Diverse Somerville $1,500
Eric Bornstein Masks, Unlimited! $4,500
Rook Murao Space Invaders: Spatial sound and visual explorations $1,500
Gila Lyons Literature fellowship $2,500
Robin Amos Music, Fellowship $3,000
Tori A. Weston Artist Fellowship $3,000
Andrew Mroczek Visual Art, Fellowship $3,000
Peter Bloom Somerville Salon: Concerts & Conversations with Ensemble Chaconne $4,000
The Fourth Wall, Inc. Music, Project $4,500
Jose Luis Falconi Bittersweet $2,500
Peter Cokkinias Noteworthy Scholars $2,400
Elizabeth Pabon-Szebeda Dancing On The Row - Latin Dance $4,279
Boston Area Kodály Educators BAKE Fall Workshop Series $668
Mudflat Pottery School, Inc. Community-made Ceramic mural $4,650
Pamela Means Pamela Means Presents The Power of the Protest Song: Our Shared History & Present Day Struggles $500
Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, Inc. Interrelated Media, Project $1,250
Linda Schlossberg Literature, Fellowship $2,500
Matthew Carlino Gilman Square Neighborhood Association Bock Partay $2,000
Kerrie L. Kemperman Visual Arts, Fellowship $3,000
Hillary Casavant Literature, Fellowship $2,250
Somerville Public Schools Multidisciplinary Cultural Enrichment Experience $3,000
Nave Gallery Nave Curatorial Outreach Program $4,000
Padres Latinos Cultural Heritage, Project $4,500
Lauren Leone Community Art Workshops & Proof of Concept for Community Art Therapy Studio $4,100
Diane Machado n/a $500
Hayley Walker Fellowship $1,000
John Dalton Creative music Masterclass-performance $600
Keanu Burke Two Hip-Hop Concerts in Somerville $750
Tal Shalom Shalom-Kobii Women in World Jazz- a tribute to women composers around the globe $750
Somerville Food Security Coalition Somerville Community Food Access Zine $3,000
Steven Lee Beeber Literature, Fellowship $1,500

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