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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.


Dwight Porter

35 Central Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

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FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

The council prioritizes funding for:
– Programs that serve broad segments of the community.
– Proposals that involve collaboration.
– New and diverse programs.
– Programs that contribute to the cultural vitality of the community as a whole.

Additional Guidelines

Proposed projects must take place after the October deadline, to December 31 of the year following the year of the application deadline (ex: for October 2016 applicants, projects must take place from October 18, 2016 to December 31, 2017).

FY22 Local Guidelines

– Application must be current Massachusetts Cultural Council version.
– Application must feature a program or event scheduled after application deadline and completed by December 31 of the following calendar year (grant cycle is 14 months).

– Consideration will be given to those programs that have arranged a venue and secured a sponsoring organization (Example: “the event will be held on February 14th at the Stoneham Public Library in conjunction with the Junior Room”).

– We do not provide funding for transportation.

– If there is a change in your project, written permission from the Council is needed before proceeding.

– Due to limited resources, the Stoneham Cultural Council frequently grants partial
funding. Applicants are urged to consider the source of alternate funds.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Laura Del Genis Stoneham's Heroes 3 $475
Matt York Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $400
The Delvena Theatre Company Nun of This and Nun of That! $575
Stoneham Historical Society, Inc. Stoneham's Dynamic Decades, 1922-2022 $1,500
North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network Matt Heaton & The Outside Toys Family Concert $750
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $500
Howard Newman Knock on Wood, acoustic folk-rock duo $450
Jeremy Van Cleave Project Recording Local $1,500
Davis R. Bates III Celtic Celebration & Summer Reading Performances $700
Stoneham Y Academy Music Classes at the Stoneham Y Academy $1,350
David Polatin “Swingin’ Sixties- Women Singers find their Voice” $500
Anna R. Sobel Race Cars Puppet Show $325
Sarah M. Guerin Ten Footer Shoe Shops - History & Living Traditions $720
Alex Leff Cycle of Memory $1,000
Greater Boston Stage Company Discounted Tickets for Stoneham Students and Seniors $2,050
Steven M. Hurlbut Jumpin' Juba library concert $325
Stoneham Community Development Corporation Stoneham Reads - building community: one book at a time $1,500
Stoneham Public Library Stoneham Volunteers: Ordinary People Achieving Extraordinary Things $600
David Maloof Music & Education Event $375
Susan McFarlane Visual Arts Classes (in conjuction with the Stoneham Senior Center) $1,500
Stoneham Middle School Visual Art Education with School Kids Paint $2,100
Robin Hood Elementary School Author Visit: Sarah Lynne Reul $1,000
Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham, Inc. Indigenous Educational Workshops $1,500

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