Cultural Grants

The Amesbury Cultural Council solicits grant requests, selects recipients, and awards funds made available annually from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for artistic and cultural projects and programs in and around Amesbury. 



Applicants may apply to a Local Cultural Council for projects in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. Amesbury Cultural Council is your local council if you live in Amesbury or would like to propose a project to benefit the Amesbury community.

Grants can be awarded for activities based on local priorities and needs and can also include operating support, ticket subsidy programs, artist residencies, fellowships, or cultural field trips for children, grades pre-K through 12.


The 2022 Grant Cycle is now closed. Our 2023 Grant Cycle will open in the fall.

Click here for complete Application Guidelines from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Visit our Local Council Page on the MCC site for our ACC local guidelines .All applications must be submitted through the MCC's SmartSimple system.

Children's Concert in the Pines
Children's Concert in the Pines

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Sculpture at Maudslay
Sculpture at Maudslay

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Children's Concert in the Pines
Children's Concert in the Pines

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Children's Concert in the Pines
Children's Concert in the Pines

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2022 Grant Recipients



Amesbury Mosaic Rock | Su Bailey

Aperture on Amesbury 2022 | Amesbury Carriage Museum, Inc.

Chainsaws, Cheeseburgers and Rock N' Roll – Live! | Jesse M. Green

Community Coloring Books | Susan L. Smith

Edwardian Holiday Tea | Rita Parisi

Family Day - Spring 2022 | Amesbury Carriage Museum, Inc.

Flair in the Square | Amesbury Chamber of Commerce & Industrial Foundation, Inc.

Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! | MUSIC

Jumpin' Juba senior concert | Steven M. Hurlbut

Kids Jam with Toe Jam Puppet Band | City of Amesbury

Nature in your neighborhood - All about birds | Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Nun Of This and Nun of That! | The Delvena Theatre Company

Painted Murals on Library Walls | Amesbury Public Library


Newbury Town Day Welcome Center | Robin Lawson



2022 Spring Panto | OnStage, Inc.

Hillyer Festival Orchestra Brings Opera and Broadway Hits to MAC | Maudslay Arts Center, Inc.

Newburyport Chamber Music Summer Festival 2022 | Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, Inc.

NCS Spring Concert 2022 – Remembrance and Renewal | Newburyport Choral Society, Inc.

Newburyport Documentary Film Festival | Newburyport Film Festival, Inc.

Newburyport Lantern Festival 2022 | Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Newburyport Literary Festival | The Newburyport Literary Festival

Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay 2022 | Open Air Sculpture


Salisbury Day - Music | Town of Salisbury

View a flyer of all our recipient here!

Things to remember:

  • Grants are made on a reimbursement basis only. Please submit your reimbursement request within one year of your award notification.

  • Project modifications or extensions must be requested in writing and should not significantly alter the original purpose.

  • Funding may not be used for capital purchases or for food and beverages.

  • You are required to acknowledge the financial support of the Amesbury Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council in published materials and announcements about your project. Complete credit & publicity requirements can be found in Credit & Publicity Kit on the MCC website.

  • The Amesbury Cultural Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council logos required for credit can be found here.

When your project is complete:

  • Download a copy of the reimbursement form to submit for payment, along with invoices or receipts that demonstrate how the funds are used

  • Include marketing pieces or communication that demonstrate that you have appropriately credited ACC and MCC.

  • All materials should be sent to:

Amesbury City Hall

attn: Amesbury Cultural Council

62 Friend Street

Amesbury, MA 01913


​Reference Grant Recipient Provisions on the MCC website for a complete description of requirements for grant projects.

For Grant Recipients