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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 02180-2087

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Application Information

FY25 Allocation


FY25 Local Priorities

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FY25 Local Guidelines

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How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Del Genis, Laura 'Stoneham's Heroes 5 $625
Dworkin, Motoko Japanese Folktales & Origami for Families $550
Edgecomb, Diane “Winter Solstice” a Storytelling & Harp Concert for Seniors $625
Greater Boston Stage Company Ticket subsidy for the Elderly and Students $1,250
Harcovitz, Ruth GREAT DAY FOR THE IRISH! $300
Hayward, Ryan Echoes of the Past: Haywardville on Spot Pond Brook $700
Inglese, Kendall Kamishibai Story of the Bees and Flowers $950
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $500
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic - The Musical $290
Maloney, Scott I AM ... $330
North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network Matt Heaton Monthly Sing-A-Long $750
Polatin, David “Pioneering Women of Early Rock and Roll” $500
Rull, Thomas E. "A Musical Journey Through the Years" $450
South School Stoneham PTO, Inc. Curious Creatures Kindergarten Visit $925
Stockwell, Bernadette Stoneham: Do Your ARt! $350
Stoneham Community Development Corporation Silent Film Screening with Organ Accompaniment $500
Stoneham Historical Society, Inc. "As yet Unhanged”: Ebenezer Richardson and the Coming of the American Revolution $650
Stoneham Middle School Mykee Fowlin - Schoolwide Assemblies $1,500
Stoneham Public Library New England True Crime History Series $1,200
Stoneham Public Library The Engine that Drove the New Deal: Miss Perkins $370
The Delvena Theatre Company Mangia, Meatballs and Murder $750
Young Men's Christian Association of Metro North, Inc. Music & Movement in Y Academy $1,000

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