Mayor Gary Christenson is reaching out to Malden residents to fill a vacancy on the Malden Cultural Council. The Malden Cultural Council works to encourage and promote the artistic development of the arts in Malden through state grant program funding. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the Massachusetts Cultural Council allocates funds to Malden each year in support of the fine arts, performing art programs, exhibits, festivals, and like programs throughout the community. The main responsibility of the Malden Cultural Council is to review local grant applications and award funding to select proposals, as funding permits.
In continuing the great strides the Cultural Council has made in bringing such a wide variety of talented artists to our City, we are eager to recruit members from our diverse community to further the goal of making art accessible to all residents. The majority of meetings are held during grant season (September through December) either on Saturdays or weeknights at a time mutually agreeable to all members. There may be an additional few meetings during the year on a weeknight, scheduled as necessary. Appointees serve a three-year term.
The City of Malden is driven by the value of excellence and believes that everyone deserves the best service and access to resources, regardless of their race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, age, physical abilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, or personal experience. We embrace diverse perspectives and welcome candidates from these underrepresented groups to help make our vision a reality.