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Malden Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Malden Cultural Council invites organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. The application period opens on September 1st and closes on October 15th. These grants may support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Malden including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.

The Malden Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

In prior years, the Malden Cultural Council has distributed approximately $25,000 annually in grants. Previously funded projects include: Discover the Philippines, the Hispanic Heritage Month Festival, Housing Families, Inc., the Malden Pop-Up Gallery, Malden Reads, and MATV.

For local guidelines and complete information on the funding priorities of the Malden Cultural Council, please visit: or contact Cultural Council Chair Annie Rousseau at 781-606-0956 or Application forms and additional information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at:

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson