Primary mission must be to promote access, excellence, diversity, or education through arts and culture.
Be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or apply through a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor and be in good standing with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Mustbe located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Must describe any funds the arts organization has previously received in COVID-19 relief funding from the City, including other grants from the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund or CARES Act.
Media arts organization applicants such as community tv stations shall have over 50% of programming time for arts and culture and/or the core business is related to youth programming or workforce development in arts and culture.
If you are applying as an emerging organization:
Be an arts organization engaged in planning / running arts programming and events in response to local needs or community issues.
If you are applying as an established organization:
Be an arts organization that has provided public arts or cultural programming for both 2018 & 2019 in the City.
Offer public cultural programming in and have a history of year-round operations in the City.
In addition to the requirements above, established organizations seeking capital grantsmust:
have had minimum cash expenses of $50,000 for both calendar years 2018 and 2019; and
include two written quotes for the capital needs funding requested.
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