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Beverly Cultural Council

The ‘Beverly Cultural Council’ is pleased to be one of 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts to award funds in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council. These funds are granted to qualified individuals and organizations to support cultural projects that benefit the Beverly community. Eligible disciplines include arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.

PLEASE NOTE: The Beverly Cultural Council will not fund applicants more than 3 years in a row. If you have received grant funding from the BCC for 3 consecutive years, you must take 1 year off from the application process before you may reapply.

The Mass.Cultural Council and the Beverly Cultural Council has set Sept 1, 2021 as the opening date for submitting the online applications for grant requests. October 15, 2021 is the deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. Submissions of applications must be made online.
The Council will hold an online informational meetings in October, (date TBD) to answer any questions about the application and award process.

. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at

Programs taking place in Beverly between 1/1/2021 and 12/31/2021 will be considered. Due to the limited funds available and the high demand for support, Beverly Cultural Council grant awards typically range from $250 to $1,500.

Contact Us: Beverly Cultural Council City Hall, 191 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or e-mail

*The Beverly Cultural Council wishes to serve the Beverly community of artists and support/ fund projects in which local artists are enhancing and serving the greater Beverly community.


Paul Trefry and Morgan Dyer, Co Chairs

191 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915-5849

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FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities


New and Emerging Artists*

Established Artists*

New and Annual Community Events

Projects serving elementary school students

Projects serving families

Projects serving middle and high school students

Projects serving senior citizens

FY22 Local Guidelines


Please read the following instructions and guidelines carefully. Applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered for funding.

Applicants submit their applications directly to the Beverly Cultural Council. Before submitting an application, applicants should consider the Beverly Cultural Council’s Funding Priorities (above). Applications, information about applying, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at

Mail Application with 10 copies to:
Beverly Cultural Council, PO Box 3032, Beverly, MA 01915

All Beverly Cultural Council grants are reimbursement-based. If approved for a grant, the grantee expends their own money on the project. Once the project is complete, the grantee submits paperwork for reimbursement to the Beverly Cultural Council.

Application deadline: All applicants must submit 10 copies of the completed application by the statewide postmark deadline, October 15. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Types of grants:The Beverly Cultural Council may approve grants for projects, operating support, ticket subsidy programs, artist residencies, fellowships or other activities, based on local priorities and needs as listed at the top of this page.

The Beverly Cultural Council may also choose to fund cultural field trips for children, grades pre-K through 12, by subsidizing the cost for children to attend programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences (including performances, educational tours and exhibits). Applicants can request funds for field trips for groups of children affiliated with schools (public, non-profit, religious, and home schools), afterschool and out-of-school programs, neighborhood/community centers, or civic organizations. Eligible field trip expenses include student ticket costs, transportation, chaperone tickets, guide fees, etc. This type of grant was formerly known as a “PASS grant.”

Program eligibility: Applicants may apply for grants for programs that take place during an 12 month window of eligibility between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

Applicant eligibility: Applicants must reside in Massachusetts and should have been engaged in the kind of activity for which funds are requested for at least one year.

The Beverly Cultural Council will accept applications from the following applicants:

Individuals: Individual applicants must show that a public benefit results from the project for which they are applying. For example, a public presentation of an individual’s work may provide the needed public benefit.

Incorporated private nonprofit organizations: Nonprofit preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools are subject to the same criteria and restrictions as public schools. (See below.)

Unincorporated associations that can establish a nonprofit objective: A group of individuals coming together with a common purpose (e.g., local community band, theater group) that does not have nonprofit status.

Public schools, libraries, and other municipal agencies: Municipal agencies are eligible to apply for funding, but are subject to the No Substitution criteria. Capital expenditure requests for public agencies are not eligible.

Religious organizations: Religious organizations or groups with a religious affiliation are eligible to apply for funding of cultural programming that is available to the general public. Religious schools are also eligible for funding and are subject to the same criteria and restrictions as public schools. The Beverly Cultural Council can only approve applications that are primarily cultural in their intent and do not have the effect of advancing religion. Capital expenditure requests for religious organizati

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