Medford Arts Council Seeks Grant Applicants

The Medford Arts Council is accepting grant applications for the 2013 funding cycle.

The Arts Council receives state funding annually from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Arts Council grants support individuals, community groups, schools, and non-profit organizations for projects that bring music, dance, theater, film/video, visual arts, literature, history, cultural heritage and more to Medford audiences.

“We funded 36 projects that are taking place this year,” says Council chair Maria Daniels. “They include the Medford on the Mystic festival in October; West Medford Open Studios; the library’s Community Read; summer concerts at Wright’s Pond; an array of school field trips and enrichment; and performances at nursing homes. We are looking for proposals for 2013 that will serve working artists, seniors, school children, and the general public. Anyone can apply.”

Medford’s 2013 allocation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council is $15,440. Visit the Council’s Web site at for application forms and more information. The site also lists grant recipients for the past several years.

Applications must be postmarked by Monday, October 15, 2012.

For more information, visit the Medford Arts Council information table at the following locations:

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 3-7 pm
Medford Farmers Market, 1 City Hall Mall, Medford Square

Sunday, September 30, 2012, 11-3 pm
Tufts Community Day, Tufts Academic Quad, at the top of the campus hill

Or contact the Council directly at For full program guidelines, visit

– Submitted by Maria Daniels, Chair

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