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.

Field Trip Grants are used to purchase tickets for Cambridge youth (pre-K though grade 12) to attend professional arts and cultural events in or outside of Cambridge.

Please see Grant Guidelines for more information. The next opportunity to apply for grants will be in fall 2018, with information available in summer 2018.

2017 - 2018 Grant Timeline:

  • Public Art & School Proposals Eligibility Deadine: Friday, September 15, 2017 by 12 Noon
  • Application Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017 by 11:59PM
  • Review Panels Convene: November/December 2017
  • Applicants Notified of Panel Decisions: January 15, 2018

Grant Assistance:

If you have questions about the Grant Program, please contact Community Arts Administrator Jannie Kitchen at 617-349-4385 or