While the Council receives a City appropriation each year--we are a city department! This money provides support for staff and a third of our programming. We need additional revenue for our public programming, from hiring educators for our youth programs to paying artists to perform at our ArtBeat and ArtsUnion events. We even need additional money for program supplies.
And we couldn't do it without the following support--thanks!
Support for fiscal year 2013, starting in July '12.
Foundations typically support our youth programming and cultural economic development work. We thank them for their continued support of our systemic community work.
Both arts and community based granting bodies support our work.
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Abigail Arts Program (ArtsUnion)
YouthReach Program (Books of Hope)
LCC Program (SAC/LCC grants)
Cultural Investment Portfolio (General Operations)
City of Somerville/Community Development Block Grant (Art in a Garden, Mystic Mural, ArtsUnion)
Corporate & Local Business Support
Either through sponsorship of our local arts festivals or support of our youth and community programming, we could not do our work without their generous support. If you patronize these businesses please tell them you appreciate their support of us.
Gentle Giant Restoration
Thalia Tringo Real Estate
Wedgwood-Crane & Connolly
Dave's Fresh Pasta
Massage Therapy Works
Green and Yellow Cab
Joy St. Studios.com
Winter Hill Bank
Rescom Exteriors, Inc.