In the fall of 2020, the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) launched the COVID Relief Grant program to provide financial assistance to local cultural institutions and individuals who faced dire economic circumstances brought on by the COVID crisis.
Being fully aware that many local organizations are in peril due to the crisis, this new grant program strived to provide support to our local cultural infrastructure. We believe that supporting Somerville space-based arts organizations and individual artists is a key way to do that.
A special thanks to the City Council and the Mayor for providing this support.
15 Cultural Organizations received $201,000
49 Individuals artists received $161,000