Cultural Council

For more information you can also contact:

Chelsea Cultural Council 
Department of Health and Human Services
City Hall, 500 Broadway, Room 100
Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150
Tel: (617)466-4090 Fax: (617)466-4099


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The Chelsea Cultural Council (CCC) is a volunteer board supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Council members encourage culture and diversity in the City of Chelsea by funding projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences including exhibits, lectures, concerts, festivals, performances, classes, and school field trips. The CCC places an emphasis on locally-based artists and programs that have the greatest impact on the Chelsea community. Applicants do not need to reside in Chelsea but all activities must take place within the City and be directly intended for Chelsea residents.

Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month and are open to the public. Members of the Council are volunteers appointed by the City Manager for up to two consecutive three-year terms. They consist of artists, arts administrators, and other community members interested in local public arts and cultural programming.

Grant applications are available online beginning September 1 and are due October 15. Determinations are made in December for projects beginning in January. All projects awarded must be implemented within the calendar year.


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Bea Cravatta Administrator 617-466-4070
Omar Miranda Administrator 617-466-5233

Board Members

Name Title
Marlene Jennings Chair
Dakeya Christmas Co-chair
Juliana Borgiani Geiger Treasurer
Carolina Anzola Member
Angelina McCoy Member
Devra Sari Zabot Recorder