Call for Members

Do you love the arts, culture, and the humanities?

Medford Arts Council brochure

If so, you can use your interests and talents to support our local creative community by joining the Medford Arts Council. We are seeking new council members, and that just might be you!

The Medford Arts Council (MAC) is excited to play a unique and vital role at this wonderful moment for our great city. We are a commission of volunteers who are dedicated to making a lasting difference by promoting excellence, access, education, and diversity in local public arts and cultural programming.

MAC members know that it is an important responsibility, a true privilege, and great fun to help make these programs a reality! Here are just a few reasons why YOU may want to help as well.

We support dozens of projects that benefit thousands of people each year. Our funding comes from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the City of Medford. Our annual grants go to programs in the classroom, library, senior center, community centers, nonprofit organizations, and outdoor spaces of all kinds. For 2019, we granted $45,000 to 47 proposals! And, in recognition of the vitality of our work, the City of Medford doubled our municipal allocation for 2020 to $60,000!

We care about community input and the vibrancy of our diverse city. We are always looking for ways to discover what is possible, to connect with new audiences, and to inspire innovative projects. That is why our local priorities include:

Public art;
Collaborations that bring together new creative partners;
More programs in the humanities;
Activities that enliven our neighborhoods and public squares.

Local arts and culture programs attract visitors and promote increased spending in our businesses. MAC understands the importance of investing in our creative community in order to help improve the overall quality of life locally and enhance our economic vitality.

In 2016, MAC was named Massachusetts’ Council of the Year! While deeply proud of that recognition, we know there is so much more we can do. That is why we are seeking new members who are as committed as we are.

So if you are inspired to make a difference in Medford through our work, please write us at Or stop by one of our monthly meetings. In the meantime, please explore the Medford Arts Council website or follow our social media posts to learn more about what we’ve been up to. We hope you will want to do more great things with us!