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.


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.


The 2021 Grant Cycle is now closed and Grant Recipients will be notified in February 2021.

2020 Grant Recipients...


Hip Hop Around the World - MUSIC

Newburyport Chamber Music Festival

Studio Renvovations - Amesbury Community Theater

Powow! Summer Series and Piano - Amesbury Chamber of Commerce

NCS Spring Concert 2020: Elijiah - Newburyport Choral Society

Mom's WWII Letters - Amesbury Public Library

17th Annual A Cappella Night - Pentucket Arts Foundation

Aperture on Amesbury - Amesbury Carriage Museum

Nappy's Puppets - Amesbury Public Library

Stalling Hate - Amesbury Middle School

African Dance and Music at Kid's Day in the Park - Amesbury Youth Recreation

Women of '76 - Rita Parisi

Small Acts of Art - Second Nature Art / Amesbury Public Library

Beatles and Beyond - Roger Tincknell

Salisbury Art Stroll - Town of Salisbury

Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay 2020 - Open Air Sculpture

A Celtic Celebration: Performance for Seniors - Davis Bates

Newburyport Documentary Film Festival

Jumpin' Juba concert - Amesbury Council on Aging

Amesbury Family Day - Amesbury Carriage Museum

Amesbury Vintage Car Exhibit - Amesbury Carriage Museum

Helping Hands Ticket Voucher Program - Firehouse Center for the Arts)

Things to remember:

  • Grants are made on a reimbursement basis only. Please submit your reimbursement request no later than January 15, 2021.

  • Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many recipients of 2020 grants had to cancel or modify their events and projects. Requests for project modifications must be received by September 30, 2020. Grant recipients may request to extend their events into the 2021 year and use their 2020 grant funding for that event. In such instances, grant recipients are still permitted to apply for separate funding for the 2021 grant cycle.

  • 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...

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Amesbury City Hall, 62 Friend Street, Amesbury, MA 01913