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Methuen Cultural Council

Methuen Cultural Council would like to play in active role in bringing more art, theater, music and cultural highlights to the City of Methuen.


Methuen, MA 01844

Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

To support public projects through the regranting of the annual allocation of funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). These projects shall promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in Bedford.

Preference is given to

Methuen residents and organizations
Nonprofit organizations
Projects involving local artists
Projects which encourage community-wide participation in the arts, cultural events, graphic arts, fine arts, music, dance, theater, writing, nature, science and environmental education
Projects which encourage participation by audiences of all ages including multi-generational cultural programs
Projects highlighting Methuen’s history and institutions
Projects celebrating cultural diversity and inclusivity
First time funding of projects

FY23 Local Guidelines

First-time applicants, local artists and presenters are encouraged to apply.

Non-resident individuals or organizations:

If your program occurs in Methuen, you must have a predetermined local sponsor and a letter from the sponsor with your application. The letter should specify the type and level of support that the sponsor will provide. The application must identify the venue as either in-person or virtual. Virtual programs must be managed by the sponsor.

If your program does NOT occur in Methuen, you must have a supporting letter from a resident that explains how your program will benefit Methuen residents.

Applications must be completed online and include a complete budget.

Any changes to an approved project must be submitted to the council in advance for review.

Publicity must contain the following acknowledgement: “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Methuen Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.”

Approved grantees must advertise event(s) in local Methuen media.

Grants are made on a reimbursement basis. Once your program has been approved/completed, please send your completed reimbursement form/receipts and documentation (Invoices, receipts, or paid bills), including costs associated with virtual programming if applicable, evidence that the event took place (programs, photos, etc.), and was credited as promised (copies of marketing, in newspapers, etc.) to: Methuen Cultural Council at POBOX 453
Methuen, MA, 01844. You may also email your reimbursement materials to with subject line MCC Grant Materials.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Rull, Thomas E. "A Musical Journey Through The Years" $400
McGary, Diane Resident Therapeutic Musician $1,000
The Delvena Theatre Company Meet Julia Child! $585
Andover Choral Society In Our Own Words $500
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $500
York, Matt Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $450
Newman, Howard Music for Seniors $375
Nevins Memorial Library Dinosaurs Rock $1,895
Leff, Alex Cycle of Memory $2,000
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Inc. Music Hall Days 2022 $1,275
Whipple, Kirk Duo Pianists, Composers & Educators Whipple & Morales in Concert $825
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. JUNETEENTH Methuen! Honoring Our Heroes Family Puppet Shows $2,250
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. Immigrant Puppet Shows and Puppet-Making $2,250
The Methuen Historical Society, Inc. Creating a Digital Archive of Methuen Historical Artifacts $1,900
Dube, Jenny The Catnip Junkies: Live! From Greycourt Park $1,600

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