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.
WHAT DO WE FUND?
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.
COMPLETE GUIDELINES & APPLICATION
The 2022 Grant Cycle is now open! All applications are due by Friday, October 15th, 2021.
The application process is slightly different this year. All applications must be submitted through the MCC's new system. Feel free to attend the MCC's Webinar at 6pm on September 9th for more information.
2021 Grant Recipients...
GRANT PROJECT & ORGANIZATION/NAME
Light Bright Art | Second Nature Arts / Amesbury Public Library
Historical Scavenger Hunt | Amesbury Carriage Museum
Aperture on Amesbury Exhibit, 2021 | Amesbury Carriage Museum
Family - Maker Day in the Millyard | Amesbury Carriage Museum
Generations of Fun: Songs & Stories for All Ages | Davis Bates / Amesbury Senior Center
Jumpin' Juba Concert | Steven Hurlbut / Amesbury Senior Center
Color Blind | Whittier Home & Museum
A Christmas Carol | Fran Baron / Amesbury Senior Center
Gothic Ghost Tales by Candlelight | Waterfall Productions / The Towers
Musical Baseball Show | Howie Newman / Amesbury Senior Center
Amesbury Heritages Alive! Ten Puppet Shows | Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. / Amesbury Public Library
Wonderland Spectacle Co. Art + Nature | Gregory Cook
Equipment Upgrade | Byfield Community Arts Center
Newburyport Chamber Music Summer Festival 2021 | Newburyport Chamber Music / Greater Newburyport and Hausmusik in Amesbury
Newburyport Documentary Film Festival | NBPTdocufest.org / Newburyport: Firehouse Center for the Arts / The Screening Room
Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay 2021 | Open Air Sculpture Group / Maudslay State Park
2021 Spring Panto | Theatre In The Open / Maudslay State Park
Salisbury Art Stroll | Town of Salisbury
Things to remember:
Grants are made on a reimbursement basis only. Please submit your reimbursement request no later than January 15, 2022.
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