Cambridge Arts makes annual awards to support access to professional arts and culture events for Cambridge youth through Field Trip Grants and supports individual artists and organizations through Project Grants. Project Grants are awarded in two categories: Creating & Presenting and Education & Access.

Creating & Presenting Grants support the development and/or presentation of visual arts, dance, film/video, literature, music, theater, multidisciplinary and new media arts.

Education & Access Grants promote in-depth understanding of and participation in the arts.  This category also supports projects that increase participation of populations with limited access to the arts. 

2015/2016 Grant Guidelines & Applications

2015/2016 Grant Timeline:

  • Monday, August 17, 2015 @ 6-8pm
    General Information Session
    Come learn more about the program
  • Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 6-8pm
    Grant Writing Workshop
    Bring a draft of proposal for review
    RSVP to by 12noon Friday, September 18th.

    Both meetings will be held at:
    City Hall Annex, Community Conference Room
    344 Broadway, 2nd Floor
    Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2015 by 5:00pm
  • Review Panels Convene: November 2015
  • Applicants Notified of Panel Decisions: January 2016