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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 your project has 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, 2023 as the opening date for submitting the online applications for grant requests. October 17, 2023 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 on September 20, 2023 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 1/1/2024 and 12/31/2024 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.


Brenda Murphy, Chair - Chelsea Turner, Secretary

City Hall
191 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915-5849

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Top 5 Cultural activities that the community wants us to prioritize:
1-Community wide gatherings
2-Musical concerts & performances
3-Public art
4-Nature, science environmental projects
5-Historical restoration & preservation projects

The below 2 groups are what the community wants us to fund:
1. Annual events for the community
2. New artists

FY24 Local Guidelines

The Beverly Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback.

This year the Beverly Cultural Council will give priority to, (but not limited to) the following audience:
Families with young children
Young Professionals
New/emerging artists
School age children (K-12) – Class field trips & in-class cultural activities
Senior citizens

In addition to the state criteria applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
• How well the program meets our local priorities
• Community support and involvement
• Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
• Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of a community’s underserved populations or support diverse forms of cultural activities
• Financial need
• Demonstrated planning

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Beverly Harbor Management Authority Call for Art: Nautical Knot-Tying Display $1,000
Beverly Local Food Collaborative, Inc. Beverly Farmers' Market Music Series $1,500
Beverly Public Library Author Talks $1,000
Garcia, Amanda Beverly High School mural $1,500
Hart, Francis The “Me” Decade - A Cultural Review of the 1970s Through Music $400
Hazen, Blyth North Shore Game Jam in conjunction with the Global Game Jam $1,000
LeBlanc, Andrea The Eroica Project $1,000
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc. The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival $750
Montserrat College of Art, Inc. MASH Film Festival $1,000
Murphy, R.D. THE FIRE ESCAPE PLAYS written and produced by R. D. Murphy $1,000
Northshore Recovery High School Interactive Maps for Students of RHS $300
Olde Essex Stage Company Shakespeare in the Park $1,500
Porter Mill Studios Open Studios $1,500
Reid, Corinne ICON - Montserrat College of Art's Premiere celebration of the Arts $840
Salem Community Arts Center, Inc. Salem Film Fest 2023 $1,000
Shao, Katherine Salsa by the Sea - Lynch Park $1,000
The Delvena Theatre Company Meet Julia Child! $635
The Musary, JRP Inc. Musary Musical Instrument Lending Acquisitions $1,500
Thibeault, Sharon W. Acoustic Africa $2,800

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 3, 2023 at 12:01 AM UTC
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