Dance-in-the-Fells_promo-pic.jpgThe 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.

Our programs support the growth of the arts community in Medford. For example, we 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.

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, literature, 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!

Our grant proposal deadline of October 15, 2014 has now passed for programs, exhibitions, and events that will take place in 2015. Please consider submitting a proposal next fall for funding in 2016.

And be sure to check out upcoming local events.

Letters to Medford: A Play About the Future, According to the Past
Presented by Two Roads Performance Projects
October 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30 PM and on Oct. 25 at 3:00 PM
at the Medford Historical Society & Museum,10 Govenors Avenue

In 1855, the Medford historian Reverend Charles Brooks wrote a letter to future.  Now it’s 2014, and he’s returned to Medford to see how things have turned out.  Incorporating excerpts from historical and contemporary letters, Letters to Medford brings the past, present, and future together in a tale that is both a charming ghost story and a spirited debate about history and the future.

Limited seating, reservation recommended. For tickets and information, please visit

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NOVEMBER 7-9, 2014
The Boston International Kids Film Festival, geared towards teens and their families, is a three-day festival of juried films for, by, and about kids, along with workshops and lots of mentoring opportunities. Workshops take place on the campus of Tufts University and the films are screening at the Somerville Theater in Davis Square. Join us!

For more information and tickets go to:


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