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Danvers Cultural Council

The Danvers Cultural Council is pleased to be among the communities of Massachusetts to support and promote access for all ages to enjoy the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We strive to create opportunities to broaden and enrich the vitality of the town and our residents.

Our criteria include an emphasis on new or time-honored projects of local artists, performers and instructors, cultural organizations’ programs and classes, events for all levels of schoolchildren, family-oriented events and programs for senior citizens in Danvers.

2022 Danvers Cultural Council meetings dates are Tuesday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00pm. These meetings will take at the Danvers Senior Center, 25 Stone Street, Danvers, MA 01923. For more information or questions please email the Danvers Council Chair, John Gettings, at


John Gettings

c/o Danvers Recreation Dept.
1 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA 01923-2700

Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

• Applicants who attend the first Danvers Cultural Council meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. This allows for the council to ask questions of the applicant to better understand the grant application.

• Programs that support diversity and inclusion for all residents in the Town of Danvers.

• Artists’ projects that would benefit studio art and music programs in the schools in Danvers.

• Preference for programs with an emphasis on community healing, building connections, and encouraging inclusion.

• Priority will be given to applications that would have the greatest impact on the members of the Danvers community.

FY23 Local Guidelines

All projects are required to be held in Danvers, preferably in person.
Applicants should already have a confirmed date and venue/location and be working with a Danvers organization or group for their performance or program.
Applicants should not have any outstanding obligations—financial or administrative—to the council.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $300
Riverside Elementary School Dance Urbanity $1,000
Riverside Elementary School Project Adventure for 5th grade at Riverside $1,200
Bates III, Davis R. The Places You'll Go: A Summer Reading Performance $400
Lewis, Stephen Diversity - An International Poster Exhibit $32
Danvers Educational Enrichment Program, Inc. Danvers Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting $2,182
Highlands School The Geography Game Show $1,000
Riverside Elementary School Theatre Espresso for 5th grade townwide $1,500
The Danvers Historical Society History, Harmony, and Hot Dogs $500
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Nature in your neighborhood - All about birds $250
Friends of the Peabody Institute Library, Inc. Friends of the Library Programming $1,000
Inglese, Kendall Kamishibai Story & STEM (2) Jaguar, Penguin $300
Willis E. Thorpe Elementary School Project Adventure for 5th Graders at Thorpe Elementary School $1,710
Patton Homestead, Inc. 40th Anniversary Commemoration - The Wall That Heals at Patton Homestead – For background on this traveling exhibit , please see $1,500
The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America Songs that Touch Our Hearts $400

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