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

  • We’re looking for great projects in the humanities, interpretive sciences, and arts to be carried out in 2016. Grant application deadline is Thursday, October 15. Read more about the application process here.

  • Take our community input survey. We need your responses! To learn more, visit our Community Input page.

  • The Medford Arts Council is pleased to support the Community Preservation Act in Medford—Let’s vote this fall to invest in open space, historic preservation, and affordable housing.

  • Our public Arts and Culture Summit for Medford will take place Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the City Hall Council Chamber. Registration begins at 12:00 noon. More information to be provided soon.

  • 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.

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