Applying For Grants
Cambridge Arts offers three annual grant funding opportunities: Art for Social Justice Grants, Local Cultural Council Grants, and Organizational Investment Grants. Applications are usually due in mid-October of each year. Details about our next grant opportunities will be announced by fall 2023. Information about how to apply for grants is available at our How To Apply For Grants page
$81,000 In Organizational Investment Grants Awarded To 9 Cambridge Nonprofits
Nine Cambridge cultural organizations have been awarded $81,000 in Organizational Investment Grants by Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge. The funding program provides $9,000 grants to each nonprofit to support operational costs, sustainability, and resiliency for local cultural organizations that benefit Cambridge residents.
This year’s recipients are:
• Cambridge Children's Chorus, a division of Boston City Singers
• Cambridge Community Television
• Central Square Theater
• Community Art Center
• The Dance Complex
• Innovators for Purpose
• Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
• Maud Morgan Arts
• Multicultural Arts Center
(Full organization descriptions can be read at our Grant Recipients
This is the third year Cambridge Arts has awarded Organizational Investment Grants, which began as part of Cambridge Arts’ covid relief efforts. Rather than funding individual cultural projects, like most Cambridge Arts grants, our Organizational Investment Grants offer our largest financial grants to local organizations to support their ongoing, overall good work. Creating this category just for organizations also helps individual artists by creating more funding opportunities for them in our other grant categories—because of less competition there with substantial organizations.
Overall Cambridge Arts and the City are distributing grants totaling $266,143 to 53 artists and cultural organizations this year through three funding opportunities that Cambridge Arts offered last fall—including Art for Social Justice Grants, Local Cultural Council Grants, and Organizational Investment Grants.
Each year, the City of Cambridge contributes substantial funding to support local artists, cultural workers, and arts organizations through the Cambridge Arts Grant Program. This support is coupled with funding received through the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s statewide Local Cultural Council Program.
Cambridge Arts’ Organizational Investment Grants are awarded on an annual cycle, with the due date to apply usually in mid-October of each year.