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. 

If you are an individual and would like to donate you can do that here

And we couldn't do it without the following support–thanks!   

Support for fiscal year 2018, starting in July '17.

Charitable Foundations

Foundations typically support our youth programming and cultural economic development work.  We thank them for their continued support of our systemic community work.

ArtPlace America (ArtFarm)

Government Support

Both arts and community based granting bodies support our work.

Massachusetts Cultural Council
      Abigail Adams Arts Program (ArtsUnion)
      LCC Program (SAC/LCC grants)
      Cultural Investment Portfolio (General Operations)
      Cultural Facilities Fund (ArtFarm)

City of Somerville/Community Development Block Grant (Art in a Garden &  Mystic Mural)

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.  

ArtBeat Sponsors