The Medford Arts Council is a city-appointed agency of volunteers working to promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts and humanities in order to improve the quality of life for all Medford citizens and foster a sense of community.
We offer grants to artists and organizations in Medford, and we work to support the growth of the arts and the arts community in Medford.
We are now reviewing proposals that were submitted by the October 15, 2013 deadline for 2014 events.
Our next grant proposal deadline will be October 15, 2014 for events that will take place in 2015.
See a list of our 2013 grants.
The Council funds high-profile public events like the Medford on the Mystic Festival, the Community Read, and West Medford Open Studios, as well as dozens of concerts, classes, field trips, performances, and other activities in disciplines including dance, theater, music, science, history, and the visual arts. The funds we distribute are an annual allocation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council through their Local Cultural Council (LCC) program.