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. 

Projects funded in the 2015-2016 grant cycle include a program to engage teens and police officers through hip-hop; temporary public art on Cambridge Commons; the production of new theatrical works; a street festival; sculpture racing; and many more dynamic and socially relevant projects. Read more about our grantees. 

2016/2017 Grant Timeline:

  • Late August 
    General Information Session

  • Late September 
    Grant Writing Workshop

    Both meetings will be held at:
    City Hall Annex, Community Conference Room
    344 Broadway, 2nd Floor
    Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2016 by 5:00pm
  • Review Panels Convene: November 2016
  • Applicants Notified of Panel Decisions: January 2017