2018-2019 Grant Cycle

Share your inspiration and talent with our community! We have grant money to help make it happen.

The Medford Arts Council is seeking applications for grant funds to be used for projects taking place in 2019. Applications will be accepted from September 1 through October 15. Grants awarded in 2019 will be paid directly, with no reimbursement process to navigate. Details to follow soon!

A new online application system managed by the Massachusetts Cultural Council will make it easier for everyone to apply. For more information please visit:

The Medford Arts Council offers grants to individuals and organizations throughout Massachusetts seeking to engage the Medford public. Each year we fund public activities in the areas of the humanities, arts, and interpretive sciences, including concerts, exhibits, public art, festivals, performances, classes, and school field trips.

Attracting new applicants and reaching diverse audiences in Medford is very important to us. Help spread the word about our grant program!

We have four local priorities to help us attract proposals in particular areas. We will continue to fund proposals in a wide range of disciplines but are especially interested in your ideas for:

  • Public art
  • Projects to enhance the public experience in our neighborhood squares
  • Partnerships and collaborations of many kinds—cross-sector, multidisciplinary, public-privates, etc.
  • The humanities and projects relating to the social or cultural aspects of science, nature, and technology.

Consult our website for details about Medford’s local priorities and guidelines.

Go directly to online application tool.

If you have questions or need help, please feel free to contact us with the form below.