Stoneham Cultural Council
The mission of the Stoneham Cultural Council, as a member of the Mass Cultural Council, is to promote excellence, education, diversity, and inclusion in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Stoneham residents and contribute to the vitality of our community and economy.
The Stoneham Cultural Council receives funding from the Mass Cultural Council which receives funding from the Massachusetts Legislature and the National Endowment for
the Arts, and it distributes these public funds through two channels:
1) Direct grants to individuals and organizations, available through statewide competitive grant processes;
2) Distributions to Local Cultural Councils, which then regrant funds to individuals and organizations in their own communities.
The Local Cultural Council (LCC) is comprised of the Stoneham Cultural Council along with the local councils of all other participating communities. The LCC Program was established in 1982 and was overseen by the Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council until 1990. It then merged with the Massachusetts Council on Arts and Humanities to form the Mass Cultural Council.
LCCs members are appointed by the community’s chief appointing authority. They are responsible for making decisions on how to award the money granted to them by the Mass Cultural Council plus funds raised in other ways that will best serve local cultural needs. There are currently over 300 LCCs in Massachusetts that form the most
extensive system of public support for community cultural programs in the country. Collectively, these councils fund thousands of cultural activities in all 351 cities and towns in the state.
35 Central Street
Stoneham, MA 02180-2087
FY23 Local Priorities
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FY23 Local Guidelines
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How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Colonial Park Elementary School||Ball In The House Colonial Park Concert||$1,377||Del Genis, Laura||Stoneham's Heroes 4||$570||Edgecomb, Diane||Fantastical Folktales of Flowers||$625||Greater Boston Stage Company||Discounted Tickets to Theatre for Stoneham Students and Seniors||$1,500||Guerin, Sarah M.||Ten Footers - History & Living Traditions||$1,120||Inglese, Kendall||Story & STEM Crane and Jaguar kamishibai||$950||MUSIC Dance.edu||Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors!||$500||McFarlane, Susan||Visual Arts classes (with Stoneham Senior Center)||$1,500||McFarlane, Susan||Watercolor Classes||$1,400||Newman, Howard||Musical Baseball Show||$375||North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network||Rockabye Beats Family Concert||$350||Polatin, David||"The Fifties - The Golden Age of Music”||$500||Sobel, Anna R.||Whale Tales||$400||South School Stoneham PTO, Inc.||The Whalemobile||$1,500||Stoneham Middle School||Chris Poulos - Youth Motivational Speaker||$2,000||The Delvena Theatre Company||A Christmas Carol||$625||Young Men's Christian Association of Metro North, Inc.||Music Enrichment at Y Academy||$1,000|