Newburyport Cultural Council
Newburyport’s Local Cultural Council is an 10 member volunteer board whose members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council and who serve three year terms. Our purpose is to distribute the funding made available to our community by the State of Massachusetts by way of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We read, discuss and vote on all submitted applications.
We seek to support both established and new cultural organizations, large and small, in order to enhance the already rich cultural environment of Newburyport.
60 Pleasant Street
Newburyport, MA 01950-2627
FY23 Local Priorities
This year the Newburyport Cultural Council will give priority to projects that:
Serve all ages
Foster creative exploration in our youth
Encourage engagement with emerging artists
Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, elevating the voices and experiences of the historically marginalized and highlighting current and historic diversity
Demonstrate innovation, creative material use and new perspectives
Prompt inquiry and dialogue
Foster collaboration within our own community and with our neighboring communities
Take place in Greater Newburyport
Provide maximum audience and/or community impact
Focus on the Arts, History, Environment and Science
Have a definite date and venue
In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
Demonstrated performance excellence, audience relevance, and strong management;
Ability to address the cultural needs of our community while supporting diverse forms of cultural activity
A well prepared and thorough application.
FY23 Local Guidelines
In addition to the state criteria (public benefit, non-discrimination, no substitution, arts/humanities/interpretive sciences), applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Application must include confirmed venue & date or time frame
Priority given to proposals from local organizations & artists
Maximum community/audience impact, including ratio of money spent to number served
Other sources of financial support or matching funds
Strong qualifications or track record of applicant
Originality of project
Diversity of age and demographic groups served
Diversity of disciplines represented (arts/humanities/interpretive and environmental sciences)
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY22 Funding List
|Newburyport Choral Society, Inc.
||NCS Spring Concert 2022 – Remembrance and Renewal
|Newburyport Film Festival, Inc.
||Newburyport Documentary Film Festival
|Merrimack Valley Concert Band, Inc.
||13th Annual Field of Honor
|Historical Society of Old Newbury
||Cushing House Holiday Open House
|Newburyport Public Library
||Fishing the Merrimack Valley
|Newburyport Maritime Society, Inc.
||Newburyport Maritime Tree
|Open Air Sculpture
||Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay 2022
||2022 Spring Panto
||Missa Gaia: A Mass in Celebration of Mother Earth
|Exit Dance Theatre
||"Premonitions" for HERstory Month Performance
|Newburyport Art Association, Inc.
||Newburyport Art Photography Speaker Series
|Greaney Ellrott, Aine M.
||Emma Andrews Author Series
|Maudslay Arts Center, Inc.
||Hillyer Festival Orchestra Brings Opera and Broadway Hits to MAC
|People's United Methodist Church
|Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
||Nature in your neighborhood - All about birds
|Small Solutions, Inc.
||Art for Youth Empowerment
|Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, Inc.
||Newburyport Chamber Music Summer Festival 2022
|Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness
||Newburyport Lantern Festival 2022
||Newbury Town Day
|The Newburyport Literary Festival
||Newburyport Literary Festival
|Society For The Development of Arts and Humanities of Greater Newburyport, Inc.
||Firehouse Partnership Programs
Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines