Published in the October 5, 2018 edition

MELROSE — The Melrose Cultural Council (MCC) is now accepting proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs that take place between January 1 and December 31, 2019.

Applications must be submitted online by Monday, October 15. The online application is available at under the “Apply Now” tab.

The MCC supports a variety of artistic projects and activities in Melrose including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, and performances in schools, workshops, and lectures. Priority is given to Melrose organizations and individuals, especially those in the visual arts, music, humanities, drama, and interpretive sciences. The MCC strives to provide financial support to projects that appeal to the diverse population of our community including families, adults, youth, and/or seniors. MCC is the local affiliate of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Proposals must take place during the 2019 calendar year with a firm date, secured venue, and additional sources of funding (proposals must not request 100 percent funding). Additionally, the MCC will not fund requests for capital expenditures, individual scholarships, refreshments, transportation or multi-year grant projects.

Awards generally range from $100 to $1,000 and are issued on a reimbursement basis after proof that the event has taken place and a report has been submitted to the MCC. For complete guidelines and a list of previously funded projects and awards, please visit For further questions, please contact