The Medford Arts Council is a city-appointed agency of volunteers working to promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in local public arts and cultural programming.
We work to support the growth of the arts community in Medford, and offer grants to artists, writers, performers, and cultural organizations seeking to engage the Medford public. We also help sponsor new public arts initiatives in Medford.
Our grant proposal deadline is October 15, 2014 for programs, exhibitions, and events that will take place in 2015.
The Council funds high-profile public events like the Arts Across Medford month-long festival in October, West Medford Open Studios, and 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. The Council also receives funding from the city of Medford.
We welcome your ideas and contributions!