P1070493editedThe 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. In 2015, we celebrate our 35th anniversary as an organization that is making a difference in Medford.

  • It’s not too early to start thinking about your project for 2016—grant workshops to be held at the Medford Public Library on August 12, September 24, and October 5 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Drop by, no registration required. Grant application deadline is October 15th, as usual. Read more about the application process here.

  • The Medford Arts Council is thrilled that the city of Medford has increased its allocation to our budget by 100% for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. (Read more.)

This investment of $30,000 goes a long way towards restoring funding levels we have not had since 2002. The additional city funds combined with our annual allocation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council will enable the Medford Arts Council to do more for Medford’s residents and vibrant cultural scene. We are excited by the opportunities for enhanced grant making and new public initiatives that this essential funding makes possible. The Medford Arts Council welcomes suggestions and input from the community regarding ways to increase public access to Medford’s cultural assets and to promote the most favorable conditions for our creative economy. And we look forward to reviewing more grant applications this fall from our many talented writers, performers, artists, teachers, and organizational leaders who are seeking to engage the community through their work. Let’s dream big, Medford!
  • Congratulations to our former chair Maria Daniels, winner of the 2015 Leadership Circle Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council! Read more.

  • We awarded $30,300 in grants for 2015. Learn more about the grant recipients here.

  • Read about our 2015 reception for grantees here.

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