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Chelsea Cultural Council Grants to Support Public Projects in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences

Chelsea Cultural Council has received $39,200 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) a state agency, to assist public projects that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities, and sciences. 

Organizations, schools, individuals are encouraged to apply for grant funds that can be used to support a variety of artistic and cultural projects that benefit residents in Chelsea – including field trips, exhibits, festivals, short-term arts residencies or performances in schools as well as cultural workshops and lectures. The maximum request is $5,000. A larger request may be considered based on merit. Projects awarded must be implemented between January, 2024 and December 31, 2024. The deadline for the completed online application must be received by 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. 

The Chelsea Cultural Council is a participant in a MCC initiative that allows those who are awarded a LCC Standard Grant to be given direct grant funds upfront and in full (a one-time payment) to ease financial challenges grant recipients may encounter, however, grant recipients must follow certain requirements outlined in the Chelsea Cultural Council FY24 Guidelines.

Online Application is available at  Guidelines can be picked up at Chelsea City Hall, Dept. of Health & Human Services, Room 100 or find them at  For additional information call (617) 466-4070 or email [email protected].

Wayne Newton A Guest at Encore Boston Harbor

Legendary singer Wayne Newton stayed at the Encore Boston Harbor Resort over the weekend.

Newton was in town to perform at The Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian Saturday night in Cambridge.

Newton is known as “Mr. Las Vegas” for being one of the most prolific performers in the entertainment capital of the world, so it came as no surprise that Newton chose the luxurious, five-star Encore Boston Harbor Resort for his hotel accommodations, enjoying a taste of Las Vegas during his stay in Everett.

Calling All Writers!

The Chelsea Poetry Walk is back — and this year promises to be the best yet!

Please join us in celebrating creative expression in Downtown Chelsea on Saturday, October 7 at the Chelsea Walk (Luther Place) at 11am as we unveil local poetry written to this year’s theme: Development in Chelsea.

We are accepting poems until September 21st and they can easily be submitted using the QR code on our flyer!

The Chelsea Poetry Walk event caters to all ages, so come down and bring the family as we celebrate the power of spoken word in our community, give out prizes and event merchandise, enjoy local talent, refreshments and bond over our mutual love of Chelsea!

*The Chelsea Poetry Walk is proudly funded by the Chelsea Cultural Council and supported by many Chelsea businesses.

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