Messina Fund Committee Reviewing Applications for Arts Projects

The Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts (MMFA) is now reviewing final proposals for this fiscal year for arts programs presented in Melrose, and encourages arts organizations requesting funding to get applications submitted before the end of the fiscal calendar.

Each year the City of Melrose allocates $10,000 in the City budget for artists and arts organizations presenting programming in Melrose for the benefit of the community. Applications are accepted across all artistic disciplines, including visual art, music, theatre, dance, and more.

The committee meets regularly to review requests for funding. The MMFA assesses each grant application for its local focus and value to a broad Melrose audience. MMFA accepts and reviews project applications on a rolling basis, although organizations are encouraged to submit early in the fiscal year.

Applications for MMFA funds are still being accepted for this fiscal grant cycle and qualified artists or organization are encouraged to apply. For more information and to request an application, please email

About the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts:

The goal of the MMFA is to supplement the budgets of local arts organizations and individual artists in order to encourage diversity in arts presentations in the city and to provide broad-based arts experiences to the citizens of Melrose. MMFA is named for former Melrose High School Arts Director Joe Messina. Members appointed by Mayor Dolan: Maggie Abdow, Brendan Carroll, Bonnie Cronin, Jean Dancewicz, Demi Dubois, Nancy Kukura, Jennifer Leclerc, and Gina Tempesta.


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