Currently, the Cultural Council sponsors two core programs to support artists, writers and performers. First, our annual grant program allows us to distribute funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to local individuals, groups and organizations for cultural projects. This includes programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. 

Second, in 2015 we launched a program to select Amesbury's first-ever Poet Laureate. This is a two year post we created to celebrate Amesbury's rich literary community, past and present. The role of the Poet Laureate is to enhance the cultural and economic vitality of Amesbury through poetry. If you are interested in applying for either program, please follow the links below for additional information and guidelines.